Abisoye Ajayi-Akinfolarin has been named one of CNN’s 10 Heroes of 2018!
Her Pearls Africa Foundation is a social enterprise that promotes the cause of vulnerable young girls through technology, entrepreneurship, skill acquisition and internship placements.
Abisoye left her career to teach computer programming to girls in Lagos. A 2013 survey found that less than 8% of Nigerian women are employed in professional, managerial or technology jobs and Abisoye hopes to change that statistic.
According to CNN, each Hero will receive a $10,000 prize. The “CNN Hero of the Year” will receive an additional $100,000. The “CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute” will air live on Sunday, December 9, where Abisoye, alongside other 9 heroes will be celebrated.
Please vote for her here to become the hero of the year.