Abisoye Ajayi-Akinfolarin, founder of Pearls Africa Foundation’s has been named one of CNN’s 10 Heroes of 2018!
She is one of 10 people around the entire world who will receive $10,000 in support of their heroic endeavours. One of the 10 will be chosen as the “CNN Hero of the Year,” and will receive the sum of $100,000.
This is what CNN had to say about her:
Abisoye Ajayi-Akinfolarin left her career to teach computer programming to girls in Lagos, Nigeria where Facebook and Google opened offices earlier this year. A 2013 survey found that less than 8% of Nigerian women are employed in professional, managerial or technology jobs. Ajayi-Akinfolarin hopes to change that statistic.
Who she’s helped:
“Technology is a space that’s dominated by men. Why should we leave that to guys?”
The “CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute” will air live on Sunday, December 9, where Ajayi-Akinfolarin, along with the other 9 heroes, will be celebrated.
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