Ako Eyo Oku
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Eyo Oku
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Engr. Ako Eyo Oku (Opeyemi) is the Founder and President of Volunteers for Awareness Network. She is a public speaker, writer, and media professional. A Computer Engineer by profession, Ako is registered and licensed by the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria(COREN). She is a Broadcast Engineer at Nigerian Television Authority (NTA). Ako considers information a key element for societal development and therefore effectively engages in awareness campaigns. She is an alumni of Netherlands Orange Knowledge Program (OKP) and Young African Leadership Initiative(YALI), a fellow of African Changemakers, member of TEDx Community, The Moth, Amnesty International, Obama Foundation, World Pulse, She Leads Africa(SLA), Creative Mornings and Fela Durotoye Leadership Network (FDLN). She is also a Fellow of The RSA and a dedicated Toastmaster. Ako is a Certified Professional Mentor. She is a member of the Institute of Mentoring and Career Coaching of Nigeria(IMCCN), The Nigerian Society of Engineers(NSE), Society of Motion Pictures and Television Engineers(SMPTE), Institute of Appraisers and Cost Engineers(IACE) and The Nigerian Institute of Management(NIM).
1 year ago 11 Comments

On Saturday 8th September, 2018, I went in the company of my YALI fellows Doreen Kenneth and Ajayi Tolulope  to check on street kids who reside under the bridge at Abayomi waterside, along Iwo Road Ibadan. Earlier checks had revealed… Read More

2 years ago 10 Comments

Today, we witnessed France beat Croatia to win the World Cup. Events that bring all countries of the world together often remind us that we are global citizens.   Welcome back to the second part of this topic. I will… Read More

2 years ago 4 Comments

Global Citizen Festival is scheduled to hold at FNB Stadium, Johannesburg come 2nd December, 2018 and some of our indegenious artists will be featuring along side world renowned musicians. This is yearly event that celebrates global citizenship and its inspiration… Read More

2 years ago 11 Comments

Wow! I found this in my archive. I wrote it in 2006- on my return to school after the experience- and had it saved in my email box. I would love to share. Good thing: my baby brother survived! He… Read More

2 years ago 13 Comments

The past one month has really been challenging for me. What was meant to be a time of rest turned out to be a troubling moment.  But like I always say, everyone has what it takes to go through the… Read More

2 years ago 8 Comments

A few years ago, Chimamanda Adichie, the famous Nigerian novelist delivered the TEDx talk ‘Dangers of A Single Story’, which made emphasis on misconceptions about Africa. It had been particularly embarrassing when on one of her undergraduate days, a lecture… Read More

2 years ago 26 Comments

In ‘Yippee, We Are Writing!’ I thanked all those who write here. Again, if you have posted any write up, be it a report on your group’s activities or your personal efforts towards sustainable development, an enlightening piece on a… Read More

2 years ago 12 Comments

Welcome back! In the first part of this article, I explained that everyone has a unique domain where he or she would function maximally, and that most times we must keep shifting until we identify our true domains. Now, I… Read More

2 years ago 11 Comments

In the previous part of this article, I explained how there are often replays of flashes of moments when one is dying and why it is important for us to remember the moments we have lived. I also emphasized the… Read More

2 years ago 16 Comments

Everyone has a domain where he or she can perform maximally. When we are out of our domains, we find it pretty difficult to do and accomplish things. In our domains, we are surrounded by our potentials and natural traits… Read More

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