Oluwakemi Adesina is the Founder of the Nathaniel Albert Foundation.
She is an entrepreneur with a B. Sc (Hons) in Economics from Olabisi Onabanjo University and a certificate in Fate Foundation’s Aspiring Entrepreneurs Programme.
Prior to founding Nathaniel Albert Foundation, she had a combined 10 years of experience in the waste management and environmental protection sectors working across different roles. She has also worked in the FMCG, Real Estate, and Retail sectors.
She co-founded Zadok Foods, a company that meets the ever-increasing demand for food and the growth of choice among Nigeria’s emergent middle-class.
As an entrepreneur, she enjoys building successful businesses and teaching others best practices.
With the insight gained from her decade’s experience across sectors, she provides consultancy services to SMEs and female entrepreneurs. She also actively volunteers her time with various organizations and teaches menstrual hygiene in schools.
She now devotes her time to leading the Nathaniel Albert Foundation, an organisation that is eradicating poverty for women and children in rural areas and urban slums through menstrual hygiene, education and food.
Why She Started Nathaniel Albert Foundation
I founded Nathaniel Albert Foundation in 2020 to tackle the problem of extreme poverty faced by women and children from low economic backgrounds. Our work at Nathaniel Albert Foundation is focused on empowering women and providing educational opportunities for children.
I started my work based on the frustration I have observed in my community. The rate of poverty and decline in the standard of living is appalling.
In 2019, I attended a conference that changed my perspective and moved me to take action, immediately. I became aware of my own privilege and how it can be extended to those around me. Founding Nathaniel Albert Foundation is my way of responding to the challenges with planned and sustainable solutions.
Since we began, I have observed and experienced firsthand the transformation that happens in families if the mothers are empowered.
My greatest motivation is to see many of the women and children we support to grow to become agents of transformation in their communities.
How Nathaniel Albert Foundation Is Changing Lives
Since its inception, the Nathaniel Albert Foundation has:
» Provided menstrual education to over 5000 girls and boys. In 2021 alone, they held advocacy visits and training in 11 schools across Oyo and Lagos states.
» Launched the PadBox project which supplies menstrual hygiene products to 40 girls from seven communities on a monthly basis and has distributed 6000 pads through the IMENSTRUATE and PADBOX projects.
» Enrolled women in entrepreneurship programs of their interest.
» Organized and partner 4 community events which include Alagbado Children party, Dress an African child and food bank. Distributed food supplies to 500 families across the board.
» Organized a Back-To-School supplies drive for over 285 children in various schools across South West Nigeria.
» Gave 5 students full scholarship program, and have over 2000 children who benefit from their educational initiatives.
They have also just launched a new project called PAD BOX. This is a community and school-based pad bank for girls from low-income regions. In addition to free sanitary and hygiene materials, these girls are mentored on finding the right path in careers and life.
The project seeks to reach 10,000 girls in the next 5 years. They have enrolled 40 girls from 7 villages in the pilot stage.
Support Nathaniel Albert Foundation
In order to reach more women and children, they seek to collaborate with organizations with similar visions.
They also receive donations to scale their impact. Please see their bank details below if you will like to donate.
1022802034 | United Bank of Africa UBA | Nathaniel Albert Foundation
Get In Touch
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | email@example.com
Phone: +234 8037166820
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