BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Mr Olujimi Olusola III has been engaged in a variety of projects to address issues of Peace Building, Conflict resolution and the participation of Civil society in Policy making and implementation.
An accomplished Broadcaster, Journalist, Media practioner and Arts Administrator, he has trained in International Diplomacy, Conflict impact assessment and Project Management.
A graduate of Public Communication, he has worked as a Network news correspondent with the Nigerian Television Authority, Senior Client Benefits Adviser with the British civil service, and consults on matters on information and Crisis Management, Deliberative Democracy and Community Development.
Olujimi Olusola Is an International Fellow of the prestigious Kettering Foundation ,Ohio, and presently the Chief Executive Officer of the African Refugees Foundation.
He’s authored several publications including the issue book “Alleviating Tensions Associated with Indigene/Settler Dichotomy in Nigeria.
Dr. Josephine “Joe” Obiajulu Okei-Odumakin – a Doctor of Philosophy in History and Policy of Education from University of Ilorin, is a Nigerian women’s rights activist. She is the president of the rights groups “Women Arise for Change Initiative” and the “Campaign for Democracy”. Dr. Joe Okei-Odumakin traversed courageously where men fear to tread.
She remained consistent without minding the hazards to her person in a society where critical voices are loathed by unjust system which rewards the crook and punishes the just.
Dr Olufemi Bankole is an associate professor of Neurosurgery, a Chief of Neurosurgery and Consultant Neurosurgeon with Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi-Araba, Lagos Nigeria.
He is the head of Neurosurgery Unit of the hospital. Olufemi is passionate about the wellbeing of children with spina bifida and hydrocephalus and has been a resource person in different African countries for the advancement of treatment of spina bifida and hydrocephalus in the region.
Wale Ogunade is a constitutional lawyer and human rights activist involved in civil and political education to members of the public and has organized and participated in various seminars, workshop and symposium as speaker/lecturer.
He is the Founder of Voter’s Awareness Initiative a non-profit organization that has brought awareness to millions of Nigeria about their civic rights in the political space in Nigeria.
Mr Afolabi Fajemilo– graduated with a B.Sc in Microbiology in the year 1995 from Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife, Osun State. He has worked for about 14 years in the development sector specifically with people with spina bifida and hydrocephalus. He co-founded the Festus Fajemilo Foundation, a pioneer non – profit organization for persons with Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus in Nigeria. Afolabi has participated in health research works in Nigeria with some development partners such as ACTIONAID and was a Local Technical Assistance for Partnership for Transforming Health System 2 (PATHS2) a UKAID funded programme in Nigeria for 4 years mentoring Ward Health Committees (WHCs) in 13 communities in 4 LGAs of Lagos State.
He has attended capacity building/training within and outside Nigeria. He became a community network chair of Hydrocephalus Association United States for the Nigerian community in 2013. In 2014, through his innovation, passion and commitment to bringing issues of Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus to the front burner in Nigeria, Afolabi received Commonwealth Professional Fellowship Award from Commonwealth Scholarship Commission which afforded him the opportunity of a 3 – month stay in the United Kingdom to understudy the work of SHINE UK – a national charity for people with Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus.
He is a professional social worker with a Certificate Qualification in Medical & Psychiatry Social Work (CQSW) from Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH),
He currently oversees the day to day running of Festus Fajemilo Foundation as the Executive Director and has been a leader in different successful projects.
Adewumi Olubukola Fajemilo (J.P.) held B.Sc. degree in Forest Resources Management and Masters in Goegraphical Information Sciences (GIS) both from the premier University of Ibadan, Nigeria.
She is a co-founder of Festus Fajemilo Foundation and as a mother of a child with Hydrocephalus, she has used her experience to encourage and give hope to many mothers in the same situation. Adewumi is passionate about primary prevention of common birth defects in Nigeria raising awareness of the importance of pre-conceptional Folic Acid among women of child-bearing age.
In 2014, she received Commonwealth Scholarship Commission award along with her husband as a Commonwealth Professional Fellow which availed her the opportunity of working with Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Information Networking Equality (SHINE) in United Kingdom for 3 months where she gained knowledge about health campaigns, fund raising and project management.
She is a professional social worker with certificate qualification in Psychiatry Madical Social Work from Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH).