FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 18, 2019
Segun Fatudimu Announced as New Obama Foundation Scholar
Today, the Obama Foundation announced that Segun Fatudimu is among its second cohort of Obama Foundation Scholars, 32 rising leaders from around the world who will study at the University of Chicago and Columbia University for the 2019-2020 academic year.
Segun Fatudimu is the Director and Founder of the Sozo Networks, a youth-led non-profit organization that trains and empowers young Nigerians through experiential trainings, volunteering opportunities, and local and international connections and hands-on experiences. These programs have reached more than 750 young Nigerians who have gone on to win and implement local and international grants worth over $500,000. Through their local level work and leadership on diverse development projects, these program alumni are transforming Nigeria’s socio-economic landscape. The organization convenes the SAFE (Securing Africa’s Future through Education) Project that bridges the gap in the nation’s education system by offering mentorship and unconventional education that allows youths below the age of 20 to develop essential skills that are required for leadership in the 21st-century society and workspace. The project fills the gap in the academic curriculum used by most schools in the Nigerian education system. It uses unconventional approaches to equip learners with leadership, life and employability skills required in the future workspaces and for innovative entrepreneurship and has served over 6000 secondary school students across 4 states.