Personality Profile

Ebenezer Olasunkanmi Akinrinade is a multiple award-winning social worker, writer, youth engagement strategist, conference facilitator, social media publicist and a lot more. His traceable track records proves the genuity of his passion and commitment to add value and influence the society in a positive way.

As a Fellow of the prestigious Carrington Youth Fellowship Initiative (CYFI) of the United States Consulate General Lagos in 2012/13, the vocational training project by Ebenezer and his team mates tagged "Youth Entrepreneurship and Creative Academy" won the America-Nigeria Partnership Award 2013 as the Best Youth Engagement Project from the list of five sponsored projects under the CYFI Program.

He is a founding member and the Director of Projects / Publicity Secretary for African Resourceful Leaders Foundation (ARLFoundation), a registered non-governmental organization that focuses on Education, Leadership and Good Governance. Other executive offices occupied by Ebenezer till date are:

** Resource Person / Social Media Publicist, Brainy Educare Services

** Communication & Strategy, Y.E Company

** Co-Editor / Social Media Publicist, Green Waste Care Magazine (GWCMagazine)

The list of projects initiated and supported by Ebenezer is quite inexhaustible but here are a few landmark projects for your to checkout:

Project 15 Video: This is a video project by the ARLFoundation supported by Youngstars Foundation. The short film is expected to serve as an educational material for sensitizing the Nigerian public on youth inclusive governance and the essence of voting right in an election process. The video which has already been edited will be officially released in the month of May 2013. (Watch on Youtube link via http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPt25FXedDs)

Summer Camp Nigeria: A two-weeks summer program by Brainy Educare Services for Teenagers, pre-teen and children to learn both life skills and vocational skills in a fun and exciting way. Summer Camp Nigeria stands out as the best and most relevant holiday program for those who have thirst for creativity, fun and interactive learning.

FREE VOCATIONAL TRAINING: An award-winning youth engagement program which empowered more than forty-five youths in Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria, through a practical based free vocational training on Photography, Short-Films, Shoemaking, ICT and Entrepreneurship for eight weeks (8wks) by the YEC-Academy team; a group project initiative by four CYFI Fellows sponsored by the Carrington Youth Fellowship Initiative (www.cyfinigeria.org) and Joan Agha Foundation with endorsement of the Ibadan North-West Local Government, Onireke, Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria.
See pictures: http://facebook.com/YECAcademy

CREATIVE YOUTH EXHIBITION 2013: This is another project by the YEC-Academy jointly sponsored by Carrington Youth Fellowship Initiative and Joan Agha Foundation with support and endorsement from Ibadan North-West Local Government and Alliance Francaise, Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria.

360 Catalyst Conference: As part of our educational program initiative, over forty (40) secondary schools, both public and private, were in 2012 brought together during the conference with special sections for students and school counselors. Issues addressed at the conference includes: Academic Excellence, Tackling Exam Malpractice, Student Counseling, etc.
See details: http://arlfoundation.blog.com


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