- Education advocate and founder of Aid for Rural Education Access Initiative (AREAi), Gideon Olanrewaju, recently met with Meghan Markle and Prince Harry in the United Kingdom
- Olanrewaju was invited along side nine others to hold discussions on gender equality, inclusion, education and empowerment of women and girls
- The 26-year-old scholar believes that every child, regardless of socio-economic status should have access to quality education
Passion and wit has led a 26-year-old Nigerian and education advocate, Gideon Olanrewaju, to meet with the duke and duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry in the United Kingdom.
Olanrewaju was among the 10 young, inspiring world leaders to be selected as Deloitte's One Young World scholars and had the privilege of meeting with the royal family in a vital roundtable discussion on gender equality, inclusion, education and empowerment of women and girls.
The young scholar who founded Aid for Rural Education Access Initiative (AREAi) was given the opportunity to discuss his organisation's achievements and best practices. Olanrewaju represented Nigeria and showcased how the work of AREAi and collaborative leadership has helped empower various local communities in overcoming complex challenges and significant obstacles, especially in the realm of education.
Speaking on the rare honour and the mission of his organisation, Olanrewaju said: “What an absolute privilege and honor of a lifetime to be invited by the The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Megan Markle to Windsor Castle to share how Aid for Rural Education Access Initiative- AREAi is ensuring access to alternative learning and empowerment opportunities for girls and women in Nigeria."
Since its launch in 2014, Olanrewaju has led AREAi to exceeding heights including helping over 6,000 children have access to various forms of mind developing education.
Currently, his organisation is working on Education in Bottle project, an initiative which aims to use plastic bottles to create learning centres and structures in rural communities in Nigeria.
As a youth activist his online and offline advocacy efforts are centered around key themes of educational development such as education finance, safe youths and youth involvement in local and global education policy-making.
A new documentary titled Harry and Meghan: An African Journey was released on Sunday, October 20. In the documentary, Meghan opened up about the stress that comes with motherhood and being in the spotlight.
In a clip from the documentary, the Duchess said no one ever really asked her if she was okay after giving birth to her son Archie.
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