Fellowship Alumnae

From Nigeria and Tanzania

YALI Voices Podcast: Wuraoluwa Ayodele and Masele Msita on Speaking Up and Being Heard

I say that everyone should start where they are. You do not need all the money in the world or all the connections in the world to be the process of change that you need to be.”

Wuraoluwa Ayodele, 2019 Fellowship Alumna, Nigeria
Wuraoluwa and Masele during their Leadership Institute.

Wuraoluwa Ayodele and Masele Msita, two 2019 Fellowship Alumnae from Nigeria and Tanzania, respectively, are two women who saw needs in their communities and acted to meet them. They met in the summer of 2019 during their Leadership in Civic Engagement Institute at The Presidential Precinct.

Wuraoluwa is a lawyer from Nigeria who focuses on women’s rights and helps victims of gender-based violence (GBV) through her organization, the Women’s Safe House Sustenance Initiative. Masele is a marketing strategist with a background in law. She holds workshops in her community in Tanzania to help citizens improve their legal literacy and better understand their rights under the constitution.

In this YALI Voices podcast, Wuraoluwa and Masele detail how they are taking action to help solve issues they see in their communities, and how they want other young Africans to do the same. Their advice? Find an issue you are passionate about and volunteer your time to help solve it. Read the full transcript of the podcast.

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