Isaac Success Omoyele is a passionate young man who inspires people to pursue their dream and live a life of impact. He has helped hundreds of children living in slums back to school and build healthy self-esteem to realize their dreams and aspirations. Isaac is at the forefront in his community when it comes to empowering no-income persons in society to be self-sustainable. Isaac founded Dream From the Slum (DFTS) Empowerment Initiative to contribute his quota to solving the problem of poverty and reducing the high number of out-of-school children in Nigeria which contributes to the sustainable development goals one (No Poverty) and Goal four (Quality Education).
Isaac’s intervention has impacted over 6,000 children and 300 women respectively. Isaac serves as a world at school Global Youth Ambassador and he is an alumnus of Aileen Getty School of Citizen Journalism, Pan Atlantic University, UN University of Peace, Curators University, Leap Africa Social Innovators Programme, Commonwealth Discovery Young Leaders Program, and Lagos Business School. Isaac serves as a member of the United Nations Major Group for Children and Youths, International Youth Alliance for Family Planning, Nigerian Red Cross Society, National Youth Council of Nigeria, Global Alliance for Youth Leaders, International Youth Council, and AJIF Professional Elite Association.
Isaac has been nominated for and received various local and international awards such as the African Youth Awards, 25 under 25 awards, Essence Award for going the extra mile from Ireland, Tush Award (2015 & 2016) for best use of advocacy, Pearl Award as a young African leader, Social Entrepreneur award from Ajegunle Business School, Humanitarian Award from Rotary Club just to mention a few
Oyindamola Adegboye is a passion driven lady with a heart for providing solutions to contemporary global challenges. She has strong interests in Social Development, and Social Entrepreneurship and has volunteered for a number of organizations driving social change in Nigeria. She serves as the lead strategist and Content developer for Dreams from the Slum Initiative.
Oyindamola holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication from the University of Lagos and is also an Associate of the Institute of Strategic Management, Nigeria. An erstwhile student leader, she has vast experience in project and event management. During her National Youth Service in Asoland Schools, Shasha, she organised a Career Counselling and Mentorship Initiative, for the students – where she earned a special award of recognition for her efforts.
Omobolanle is an education enthusiast with innovative expertise in child advocacy and a passion for grooming teenagers. She serves as the Fund Raising Director of Dreams from the slum initiative. Bola holds a Bachelor’s degree in History and international relations at Lagos State University, Ojo. A graduate member of the Institute of Public Management (unique), she also has in view LLB (Law degree) and a Postgraduate Diploma in Education at the National Teachers Institute Kaduna. Her career aspiration is to defend the rights of individuals and help young people come to the full realization of their potential.
Belynda Naomi Aisiokuedo is an energetic and ambitious young lady who has developed a mature and responsible approach to tasks she undertakes. Her love for children earned her a spot in a children’s dance group owned by an NGO, where she serves as an assistant co-choreographer and co-runs Aduwa Designs Ltd, a fashion house, where she serves as the project manager/ social media director. Belynda holds an Honours, Diploma in Information Technology (Software Engineering – Java Technology) from NIIT, Lagos Nigeria, Ordinary National Diploma, Computer Science from the University of Benin, and a Bachelor of Science (Honours degree) in Communication Technology from the National Open University of Nigeria. She is also a member of SLA (She Leads Africa) and The Women Techmakers Team. Belynda Naomi serves as an executive member for Dreams From The Slum Empowerment Initiative.
Judith Nwabia is an ardent humanitarian whose passion for value for the girl child earned her the 2016 Wise Women Awards (WWA), a prestigious international award that recognizes exceptional women/ladies making an impact in their communities. As a prolific writer, Judith was awarded the Youth Journalist of the Year 2016 at the All Youths Tush Awards and was a nominee for the 2016 Nigerian Writers Award. She holds various certifications in areas such as Gender equality from the United Nations Women, Servant Leadership from Young African Leaders Initiative, Child Protection from Plan Academy, Corporate Ethics Skills, and Human Relations Skills from MegaRich Consults & Networks. She is a Mass Communications graduate of The Polytechnic Ibadan. Judith serves as an Executive Member of Dreams From the Slum Empowerment Initiative
Lazarus Chukwudi Freeman
Chukwudi Freeman Onyezewe. is driven by a desire to create value and life-changing experiences for people living in the slum using entrepreneurship as a tool. He serves as the Operations/logistics director for Dreams from the slum Empowerment Initiative. A practicing technologist in Power Plant Engineering and a graduate of Federal Polytechnic Nekede, Imo State where holds an HND in Mechanical Engineering. Chukwudi is also certified in Human Resource Management, Safety, and Health, Project Management from Exford Global Consult.
Onyinye Catherine is a passionate humanitarian with core interest in child psychology. An early childhood education enthusiast who has a certificate in citizen journalism from Alien Getty School of Citizen Journalism, Israel and a certificate in Non Profit Leadership and Management from Lagos Business School. She is a board member who serves as the Senior Programme Manager/Head of Staff for Dreams From The Slum Empowerment Initiative