winner in the nomination
«Education Community Leader»
Anuoluwapo Akinola
An acclaimed 'young African leader'

Lagos, Nigeria
I develop high-quality preschool education in Nigeria. During the pandemic, I have created a virtual class where children and their families can get access to knowledge straight from their homes. I have created educational videos on several topics and offered learning materials to kids to help peel their eyes off their screens while still learning.

There are 50 families from local centers and 500 families from supported schools in my community. I have been involved in preschool education for eight years. I have launched an internship for teachers learning my program and I support working women who wish to both work on their careers and raise their children.