Olugbenga Ogunbowale

2019 Mandela Washington Fellow, Nigeria

Meet the Man Standing Up for Orphans in Nigeria

2019 Fellowship Alumnus Olugbenga Ogunbowale, founder of The Orphan Empowerment Society, is working to support orphans across Nigeria, providing them with the tools and resources they need to survive.  What began as assembling volunteers to help orphans across the state has grown into a model for transforming an initiative into a funded reality.  In November 2019,  Olugbenga organized a YALILearns session on financial planning.  Read more about Olugbenga’s work supporting orphans and advocating for long-term business strategies in this blog post from the Young African Leaders Initiative Network.

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