Saturday, 15 August 2020

The social enterprise empowering young African girls through Education - Ronke Oladele (MSc International Development)

This week we have been following the journey of University of Birmingham Masters student Ronke Oladele who created a social enterprise in 2017. Ronke worked in schools in Nigeria during this time and was shocked to learn about the high drop out rate for girls because their parents could not afford school fees. Anchorise CIC was born and Ronke ran self-esteem and empowerment workshops. The social enterprise also aims to empower girls through the sale of sustainable backpacks. 

Each bag empowers young women through education by paying for fees, organising sanitary pad runs and personal development workshops and summer schools. Our goal is to empower 1000 girls in the next five years. (source:

The Global Changemakers organisation, who believe in the power of youth to promote positive social change around the world, featured Ronke Oladele as a Global Changemaker in August 2020 and you can hear the whole Anchorise story with an interview by Anastasia at Global Changemakers through their podcast on the link below.

Click here to here Ronke Oladele's story (source: Global Changemakers podcast)

With thanks to Ronke Oladele
Blog edited by Bob Lee, B-Enterprising Team at the University of Birmingham

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