More than three dozen young African leaders have been recognized among international recipients of the Diana Award, an annual award beginning in 2017, that honors youth for their contributions to positive social change in the spirit of the late Princess of Wales. Of the thirty Africans selected, eight(8) are Nigerians.
Among those selected is Precious Adebola, 25 year old leader and founder of Precious Fount Foundation., a community-based foundation devoted to helping disadvantaged students in Nigeria.
“She started a scholarship for students in the Nigerian village of Ufodo and has also initiated a project that prepares students for their return to school by providing them with Back to School packages. In addition, she supervises mentoring sessions and an online academic support group. Precious has overcome challenges including sourcing the funding for her projects, requiring her to leverage on her social skills and inspire others towards her mission to strengthen Nigeria’s educational system”.
Other recipients include:
Founder: Voice to the Street
EEDEE-BARI BAWOH is the founder of ‘Voice to The street’ After seeing so many children falling into the traps of the street, Eedee-Bari made it her mission to empower children through education, giving them the best life chances possible. Since founding ‘Voice to the Street’, Eedee-Bari has supported over 1,350 street-children through counselling events, scholarship funds and the distribution of educational materials. Thanks to her hard work, and the coordination of over 50 volunteers, Eedee-Bari is building new futures for children throughout Lagos. Eedee-Bari used to find it hard to speak out but now she has gained enough confidence to see a wrong and opt to make a difference. And that difference is only going to keep on growing.