ARAMIDE OIKELOME

Elizabeth Aramide Kehinde Oikelome, a Media Practitioner and Media Consultant is an ace journalist/writer with over twenty years cognate experience garnered from both private and mainstream media.

A Girls’ Right Advocate and Founder-Girls Arise Initiative, Aramide Oikelome is at the forefront of the vanguard to safeguard the girl-child against all forms of abuse and provide a safe space for her conquer all obstacles and maximize her potentials. She promotes advocacy against early child marriage, child-labour, rape, human trafficking and other forms of exploitation that tend to keep the girl-child down and out. Through Girls’ Arise Initiative, she inspires and supports girls to acquire good education and build life skills in spite of financial hardshipand cultural barriers. She upholds that girls should be resilient in pursuing a great career/leadership opportunity despite all odds.
By extension, she also runs an Adolescent Mothers Club to bring healing to pregnant girls, teenage mothers/out of school girls and builds a strong support system for them by giving them a second chance to rebuild their lives through education and economic empowerment.

A Social Entrepreneur and Change-maker, Aramide Oikelome has continued to demonstrate great leadership skills, passion, resilience and unparalleled love for humanity. She is the Executive Director of Bestspring Children and Youth Development Foundation and Goshen Home & Orphanage (NGO) where she works passionately to heal hurts, restore hope and empower orphans and vulnerable children and youths in Nigeria.

Through Bestspring Foundation and Goshen Orphanage, she advocate for the rights of vulnerable children/youths in underdeveloped communities by providing them with the much -needed educational, psycho-social and nutritional support which enables them to enjoy steady, qualitative and holistic education.

Aramide Oikelome is a fresh graduate of the Voices of our Future (VOF) signature training program of World Pulse and a Featured Changemaker.

She is a recipients of the 2018 D&Ksuomi Foundation Humanitarian Award.

Indeed, Aramide Oikelome is a woman of many parts- a Wife, Mother, Sister, Friend, Journalist, Public Speaker, Counselor, Child’s Rights Advocate, Girls’ Right Advocate, Care-giver, Philanthropist, Social Entrepreneur and much more.

She lives on the outskirts of Lagos with her husband, Dr. Albert Oikelome, an Associate Professor of Music, University of Lagos and her children.

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