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RISE Youth of the Week is Adepeju Jaiyeoba, a Nigerian Social Entrepreneur.
Adepeju Jaiyeoba is the Founder of Mothers Delivery Kit, social venture which provides ultra affordable sterile supplies for women to use at childbirth while also increasing access to quality healthcare services.
Since founding Mothers Delivery Kits in 2013, the Company has sold over 50,000 kits, trained over 2,000 birth attendants while also working to set up a technology platform to connect hundreds of women to the lifesaving information and quality healthcare personnel at childbirth.
A graduate of Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife, Adepeju is a White House Emerging Global Entrepreneur, PATH International Innovation Champion, 2014 Mandela Washington Fellow, Fellow of the international Center for women Canada, Fellow of the Unreasonable Institute, member of Women in Successful Careers (WISCAR) 2015 Young Innovator of the World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH), She Leads Africa’s top 10 female entrepreneur for Diaspora Demo day, 2015 YNaija top 10 most influential Nigerians under 40 (Advocacy), 2015 Cordes Fellow and an acknowledged Global Change Leader by the Coady International Institute, Canada.
With background experience in global health with the United Nations Foundation and background knowledge in Business from the University of Texas at Austin USA, Adepeju is passionate about Social Entrepreneurship and focused on providing simple lifesaving solutions to some of the world’s biggest problems.
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