About Us

Our vision is to see a world led by competent young leaders.

Our mission is to nurture formidable leagues of competent young leaders that are actively transforming communities through innovative entrepreneurship, civic engagements, and public leadership.

To create a sustainable world where peace and justice thrives, all individuals must be equipped with values, relevant skill-set and heightened awareness (UNESCO 2014). The Sozo Networks was founded in 2015 in response to the anticipated youth bulge in Africa, to empower youth to combat the critical challenges facing them and pursue the aim of the global action program (GAP) on education for sustainable development – which is to generate and scale up action at all levels and areas of education and learning to accelerate progress towards sustainable development.

Sozo Networks is a non-profit organization that trains and empowers young people through experiential training on social change, conferences, ideas incubation programs, volunteering amidst other educational and professional development opportunities. We lead an ecosystem of young social change leaders, providing solutions to some of Nigeria’s most critical problems through civic leadership and social entrepreneurship.
Our programs have reached hundreds of young Nigerians who have gone on to implement successful high impact projects. Our alumni are transforming Nigeria’s socio-economic landscape through their local level work and leadership on diverse development projects.

OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM

Segun Fatudimu

Founder & Director

Olusegun Abimbola

Chairman Board of Trustees / Former Marketing Director, Unilever Nigeria PLC.

Gbeminiyi Eboda

Secretary Board of Trustees / Life Coach, Author and President Ecclesia Consulting

KELLY D. KING

Advisory Board Member / Executive Director, Future Leaders Foundation, New York, U.S.A

Aderonke Adedimeji

Advisory Board Member / Health Practitioner in Bridgeport, Connecticut, U.S.A

Yomi Babalola

Advisory Board Member

Lauretta Malaka

Director of Operations

Ayanfe Akinbami

Financial Officer

Oluwaseyi Ale

Administrative Officer

Olayinka Fatudimu

Head of Communications

Grace Anyiam

Impact Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

Semiloore Atere

Fundraising and Community Engagement Officer

OUR REACH SO FAR (2015 TO 2019)

11000

YOUTHS

1000

Social Change Leaders

20

New Social Ventures

6

STATES

YOUTHS IN DEVELOPMENT FELLOWSHIP

Our Leadership and Organizational Performance Improvement programs help emerging and evolving social sector leaders to develop strategies for sustainability, increased income, visibility and impact.

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SOCIAL IMPACT STRATEGY BOOT CAMP

Managing nonprofit organizations or a social enterprise in Nigeria requires more commitment and excellent skills to carry out an agenda of change more than ever before. This accelerator program is an intensive personalized program designed to equip participants with the key skills, insights, and tools needed to understand and navigate the nonprofit sector as well as develop key strategies needed to maximize impact.

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SOZO GRANT WRITING COURSE

We offer a both onsite and online certificate course in grant writing. Learn how to access funds for more impact and take advantage of this opportunity to acquire practical grant making and fundraising skills.

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SAFE LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE

The biggest leadership and career conference for teenagers in Nigeria, preparing teenagers for the future life, career and leadership.

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