Our personality for this month is Otto Orondaam and he is the founder of Slum2School Africa.
His initiative was founded in 2012 during his national youth service as an intervention to advocate for and improve access/quality of education for disadvantaged children in slums and remote communities.
Otto Orondaam is a young African born and raised in Nigeria. He has a bachelor’s degree in Human Anatomy from the University of Port Harcourt and holds an executive masters in project management from CUPE UK and a certificate in Social Change, Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship from the United Nations University for Peace, Costa Rica.
Otto’s passion to improve the state of his country and continent made him volunteer and work for several Non-Profits organizations and International Development Agencies in Nigeria and within African countries since the age of 16.
Otto Orondaam’s contributions to the social sector have fetched several recognitions for him and since inception Otto has worked with over 3000 young volunteers from over 25 countries to provide scholarships for over 600 children from various slums and several thousand have benefited from several other health and psycho-social support programs. He also led campaigns to renovate dilapidated schools in remote communities and equip slum schools with more facilities like computer room, library, and health center.
“We shouldn’t live our life just to earn a living, we should live our lives to make an impact. Everyone has a gift and with that gift, you can transform the society and make the lives of millions of people better.” – Otto Orondaam
What are you doing for your community?
(Video Source: Ndani.tv)