Fadekemi Akinfaderin is one of the co-founders and current Executive Director of Education as a Vaccine (EVA). EVA is a youth-led non-proﬁt organization focused on improving the health and development of these adolescents. EVA strengthens the capacity of children, young people, and stakeholders to initiate and sustain social change in sexual and reproductive health, basic education, and child protection.
Emily leads an international team of legal advocates to implement four integrated strategies that have proven effective in transforming refugee rights into reality: individualized legal assistance, community legal empowerment, policy advocacy, and strategic litigation. With these tools, Asylum Access empowers refugees to assert their rights, giving them the tools to provide for themselves and make choices about their own lives.Since opening its doors in 2005,
Sakala is a Haitian pilot project for boys and girls club using sport as a medium to teach and promote peace building, education, community service and protection for the environment with the mission to empower dream of the most empoverish and create from there: alternatives for youth development. The project is dedicating to raise awareness on the situation of the most marginalized and show potential and inspiration of development from underseved community.
Colour the World Foundation supports various projects for people affected by mental illness and leprosy. Amongst others the foundation ﬁnanced a hospital for leprosy patients, two homes for disabled children, surgery rooms, programs for women affected by mental illness, etc..In order to raise funds and people’s awareness on humanitarian issues, Colour the World initiates international campaigns such as: Run for Help (1998) A solo run over 270km across the Alps from Switzerland to Italy raising funds for homeless children in Romania.
Bike for Help (2001-2002), a humanitarian expedition that made him cycle nearly 10’000km from India to Switzerland for people affected by leprosy. In 2010 he launched the project Alegría for women affected by mental illness. He cycled 3200km across the Nepalese and Indian Himalaya along the highest roads in the world
Hello Sunday Morning (HSM) is a national award winning program that provides an opportunity for any individual to challenge themselves by taking an extended break from drinking alcohol. HSM exists as an online platform for individuals to tell their stories through a reﬂective blogging process, and share these experiences with an active online community. HSM’s online community is a peer to peer support network that facilitates public accountability, and a thought provoking journey of self discovery through reading, writing and reﬂection.
HSM began as a social experiment and quickly spread as a grass roots movement for thousands of people to reevaluate their relationship with alcohol. HSM’s online platform has evolved from a simple blog, to an award-winning international program with over 3800 participants in Australia & New Zealand. Based on the current growth rate HSM is projected to reach 10,000 participants by 2013, reaching a critical mass that will have a long reaching effect on Australia’s Drinking Culture.