Hey hey hey.
I got to know about this awesome lady from the YALI Network Face2Face group. She doesn’t know me but I look forward to her posts on her wall and in the group because I’m guaranteed that whatever she posts will be helpful and worth the read.
Ms. Adepeju was a 2014 Mandela Washington Fellow but her impact hasn’t stopped there. Obama even knows her personally (if you doubt it, go and read about her) because of her work with women. She now helps other Social Entrepreneurs to streamline what they’re doing in other to have greater impact too.
From all I’ve read about her, she started her organization Brown Button Foundation after the death of her friend who died from labour complications. Since then, she’s been committed to women, their babies and safe deliveries. She’s been able to gain sponsorships, worldwide attention and favour because she started! Yes, she didn’t wait for permission or hope that the government will do something.
Her organization also makes Mother’s Delivery Kits which are portable packs that contain essential and important things needed by Mothers for safe delivery. How awesome is that? Beyond that, this arm of her organization train mid-wives in local areas and teach them the safest measures for mother and child care.
She’s an inspiration to me and many and I can’t wait to meet her someday.
She just keeps giving. Haha. By that, I mean, helpful information, support and visibility to social entrepreneurs and entrepreneurs who are just starting and trying to find a balance one way or the other. Plus, she didn’t set out to become famous or start her organization for popularity; she served and continues to serve. And she’s proof that any servant-leader will be celebrated, no matter how long it takes.
This is what Adepeju Jaiyeoba is doing, she’s securing the lives of Mothers and their babies; what about you?
The AS IT CAN BE segment of the blog aims to encourage people, especially Nigerians, to become servant-leaders, volunteers and social workers; irrespective of their ‘work’ or job. It showcases people across Africa and beyond who don’t see only the problems but potential in their Countries. These are people who don’t see things only as they are, but as they can be.