Our Mission and Vision
Our calling is to make quality, innovative and relevant education easy to access for teenagers and young adults.
To achieve this, we organise a wide range of programs that inspire, motivate and equip teenagers for the purpose of empowering human capital for right leadership and social change in Africa.
We see a future generation of entrepreneurial leaders who are digitally and socially aware and who embody values that sustain nations and are locally and internationally competitive.
Young people have tremendous potential that can either be a dividend or a disaster if untapped.
This was our motivation in 2016, when we ran our first pilot projects.
We wanted to awaken the leaders in the teenagers and help them become world changers.
Since that fateful day in June 2016, we have had the opportunity to work with over 500 teenagers and even expanded our work to teachers to reach more young people.
Beyond Education Workshops
Bootcamps for Teenagers
Future Readiness Tour stops
Teachers trained through Educator workshops
Partial/Fully paid Scholarship slots
People reached directly
What We Believe In
Board of Trustees
Busola is the Team Lead at Steering for Greatness Foundation | Cherie Blair Foundation for Women Mentee
Oluwabusola is an enabler who is passionate about deploying innovation and design thinking as problem solving tools to harness economic potential of individuals and companies. She places a lot of emphasis on the need to start from an empathy standpoint in solving grand challenges and has experience interfacing with startups, education stakeholders and constantly shares the need for Innovation and Design Thinking.View Profile
Oladipupo is a versatile IT professional and Founder/Managing Partner of dipoleDiamond with a keen and analytical mind with a passion for finding cost-effective IT solutions for business challenges.
He helps businesses improve the way they work and reduce cost by automating monotonous and manual business processes. With a work profile of impact at Consultingbors, Sankore Investments, Guaranty Trust Bank, Oladipupo is always willing to help customers and team members in a professional and concerned manner and cannot imagine a world without search engines.View Profile
Olayinka is a Risk Analyst and Consultant at McKinsey and Company with a track record of work with ExpressIt Business Network Limited, Schneider Electric and Procter & Gamble.
He is passionate and dedicated to creating platforms that enable individuals, groups and organisations tobe the best they can be.View Profile
Grace is a Published Author, Social Entrepreneur, Educator, Global Shaper of the World Economic Forum and Founder of Opportunity Desk, the largest online platform that shares relevant global opportunities for youth across the world with a reach of and the iKapture Center for Development, an afterschool center that seeks to educate, engage and empower young people, especially out-of-school youth.
A Youth Development worker and trainer with over 8 years experience, she teaches at the Social Work Department in the University of Calabar. Grace is committed to shaping a world where young people have unlimited access to quality education and opportunities. Her book, Go Global with Opportunities targets young people who are hungry for opportunities and aims to prepare them to go from local to global influencers and championsView Profile
Gbenga is a highly skilled Training & Development Specialist with an ability to develop, organize and analyze ideas/plans. He is motivated about providing leadership for complex sustainable development challenges — a creative thinker and change maker who brings depth, passion, and rigor to all his work.
A development practitioner with over 10-years’ experience in program management; skilled in problem-solving, negotiation, planning and implementation, leadership organization, program monitoring & evaluation, simulation development, content development, and policy formulation, Gbenga is also skilled in developing and implementing economic development plans, in-depth knowledge of economic Development theories and social policy strategies. He is familiar with developing countries economic development potential and opportunities, which makes him a strong advocate for building state capacity. He is highly skilled in program facilitation and process development. A global citizen that thinks locally with a focus on creating a socially inclusive society through social/economic justice to end conflict and poverty.View Profile
Global Advisory Council
Ade is the Founder and Chief Executive; Visual Collaborative.
He has served as a consultant or an employee with the following brands; Atlantic Records New York City, Warner Music Group, Bank of America,Target Minneapolis, WebMD, IBM GBS & iX, CoStar Group, Olaleslie Solicitors London, WundermanDC, American Express, Bertelsmann Direct and PayPal. Software testing for Shavlik Technologies and Adobe Systems.
Beyond the continental U.S, his commercial and enterprise experience cover the emerging digital economies of West Africa. He is also the 2003 IBM Gerstner Award Recipient.View Profile
Shamim is an Educator, Coach/ Consultant, Cherie Blair Foundation Mentor. With her almost 20 years of experience in the field of learning and development, Shamim specialises in teacher education, whole school development and coaching for organisational and individual growth.
Her doctoral thesis focuses on comparing teacher education in Mumbai with that in top universities in the world. Shamim has a solid grounding in classroom teaching as well as education management & leadership.View Profile
Neel is a book author and strategic global-team leader with excellent track record in International Product Management and Business Development with organisations such as Trusted Family, Maestro, IKaru Projects, Siemens Corporate Technology and Tech Mahindra.
He mentors women entrepreneurs through the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women (UK) and supports improvement in the quality of life of domestic workers at Emprendedoras del Hogar (Peru)
His debut novel, Dark Blossom offers ”a glimpse of what lies under the surface of apparently “normal” people” and “has all the elements of a winner: real-life situations, next-door characters, explosive incidents unspooling a series of questions, and an ending that shocks even the most seasoned reader. Unputdownable!” (Ruskin Bond)View Profile
Nav is a Leader, Coach and Author with more than 20 years of Professional & International Business experience in Executive positions in blue chip brands across 4 countries spanning South East Asia [Singapore, Philippines], South Asia [India] and North America[Canada/US]. His core strengths have served him well in cross functional roles in Strategy, Demand Planning, Forecasting & Inventory management leading to improved market share, customer acquisition, sales and profitability.
His passion includes helping people realize their dreams in challenging environments [E.g. New immigrants, women entrepreneurs] & has achieved this through Coaching, Mentoring at SIRS [Singapore Institute of Retail Studies], TRIEC [Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council] in Toronto & Cherie Blair Foundation, UK.View Profile
Ayo is a dual qualified Nigerian and New York lawyer. He is a partner at Ayo Fakolade & Co, a commercial law firm based in Lagos, Nigeria. He has significant and diverse expertise in commercial law. He has represented several indigenous and, foreign companies, non-profit organizations and, individuals on diverse issues. He has also played key roles in significant indigenous and cross border transactions. His practice focus includes technology, mergers and acquisitions, energy and, finance.View Profile
Salam is a Systems Thinker, Sustainable Business Strategist and Business Mentor. He currently serves as a business lecturer in the pioneering educational institutions which aims to re-invent the education in Africa.
He is one of 12 Business Mentors with Mowgli Foundation in their flagship project with The Next Society to empower “innovators that shape the future” and has been a business mentor with Cherie Blair Foundation for 3 years through which he helps young entrepreneurial women in several countries.View Profile
Winner of the Mauritius National Youth Excellence Award and State of Mauritius Scholarship, Nandini Tanya is a lawyer with many strings to her bow. She is the Chairperson of the International Youth Council Mauritius Chapter and Assistant Country Director of Mauritius for the Global Peace Chain. Fellow of the Young African Leaders Initiative and the African Women Entrepreneurship Cooperative, she sits on the Membership Advisory Group of the CIVICUS Solidarity Fund. She also serves as career mentor for Opportunity Desk and business mentor for the Mentoring Women in Business Programme of the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women. Nandini Tanya is a bronze medalist of the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award and has been awarded the Open Source Leader Badge by Common Purpose. She has been first runner-up of the national public speaking competition hosted by the Independent Commission Against Corruption of Mauritius. Her past leadership positions have been that of Vice President of the Advisory Committee of the youth centre in her residential area as well as Vice President of the Girls Club of her district. Her innovative concept based on the use of blockchain for identity management has been selected as part of TEDx Johannesburg’s 100Ideas100Millennials programme. Fluent in five languages, Nandini Tanya is also an intermediate-level salsa dancer.View Profile
Anjana is a Global Business Psychologist, Entrepreneur, Mentor, Coach, Visiting Faculty and Author. She has worked with over 100 clients ranging from reputable corporate clients, higher education, government, NGOs and small businesses. Her areas of specialization include Leadership & Executive Development, Inclusion and Diversity, International Business, Women’s Leadership Development, Cross- Cultural Intelligence and Cross- Cultural Management.
I am adept at using a variety of consulting and learning technologies and work with Boards, Senior Leadership Teams and Project Teams. My experience is global and spans across 4 continents and 90 nationalities.View Profile
Oluseun is the co- founder of BudgIT, scholar of the Obama Foundation, Knight International Journalism Fellow.
He believes in a just, transparent and fair society where every citizen within a community has equal access of information about the fiscal position of their society. This belief led to the birth of BudgIT which uses technology to make information especially public data more accessible, transparent and understandable to Nigerians across every literacy span.View Profile
Nageen is a global Strategic and Customer Marketing Specialist, advocate & speaker on Women Empowerment, Diversity & Inclusion.
As a global marketing specialist and customer relationship manager, she has increased business in emerging and established markets under challenging conditions, facilitated the professional development of cross-functional and multi-cultural teams in regions as well as conducted workshops in Global Customer Service Excellence, Commercial Excellence in Sales and Product Development, effective Marketing Plans, Conceptual Selling, Strategic Selling, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), and Key Account Management.View Profile
Claudia is the CEO of Siemens Oman. She is committed to Oman’s economic development, driving business in key growth areas, including power generation, transmission and distribution, oil & gas, automation, manufacturing and smart building technologies and instrumental in enabling the digital transformation in Oman and in sustainably building up skilled local workforce in the Sultanate.
Claudia has worked at Siemens Germany and also held positions in China and Denmark before becoming regional sales manager for rail automation across Western Europe, Africa and China. Prior to working at Siemens, she held roles in Brazil, the US, France, Morocco and South Africa for a variety of multinational companies including Microsoft, Embraer Aviation International and Monitor Deloitte, subsequently co-founding a SaaS (software as a service) tech startup in Brazil.Claudia holds an Aeronautical Engineering Degree from Instituto Tecnologico de Aeronautica, an MBA from the Wharton School and an MA in International Studies from the Lauder Institute, University of Pennsylvania.View Profile
Tovit is an entrepreneur, Co-Founder/ CEO at Icebreax ( an innovative technology which improves Debt Collection Performance) and Master of Business Development..
She mentors entrepreneurs both locally and internationally, and think that mentoring is a unique chance for both the mentee and the mentor, to develop.View Profile
Elizabeth is a Digital Communications Specialist, UK Ambassador of Women’s Entrepreneurship Day and founder of For Working Ladies; a blog which caters for, recognises and celebrates career women.
She has successfully delivered social media campaigns, digital content strategies and communication strategies across a variety of industries such as FMCG, Finance, INGO’s, Travel and Luxury, etc which have built affinity and loyalty for the brands as a result of the enriching experiences I have created for consumers.View Profile