Good morning ladies and gentlemen, welcome to another week of our Rebrand Nigeria Ambassadors Series!
This week is filled with exciting stories and we are delighted to share them all with you.
Today, we will be visiting the academic world to be precise, the works of a 20 year old Educationist. She is passionate about impacting the lives of underprivileged children through education. Her name is Aramide Akintimehin.
She is the Founder and CEO of Talent Mine Academy, a school dedicated to helping out-of-school children at no cost; meaning for free. Aramide is a first class graduate of Economics from Covenant University. While undergoing her undergraduate degree, she began tutoring and she has not for once relented in pursuing her dream to teach with zeal and enthusiasm.
She is a Fellow at Teach for Nigeria; a leadership program with the sole objective to transform the education system in Nigeria by equipping their fellows with leadership skills needed to influence positive changes beyond the classroom.
The organisation is a member of the “Teach For All” network running in 40 countries. Aramide participated in the two-years paid fellowship program after which she was posted to a deprived primary school at Ota, Ogun State. As a passionate primary school teacher who has been trained and skilled to dampen educational inequality in Nigeria, she was dissatisfied to see more children lack access to education, so she decided to proffer solution. This dissatisfaction in that community was her motivation to begin her tutoring school called Talent Mine Academy. Akintimehin started to use her weekends to teach hawkers and artisans subjects such as social studies, mathematics, verbal reasoning and so on for free.
It was initially difficult to gain the trust of parents but soon, her class started to grow and now, she currently has 22 students. Together with her team, they are also training the parents on vocational skills. Aramide desires to own her own registered out-of-school for underprivileged children. She is determined to change the literacy narrative of Nigeria through her passion.
She has been interviewed on the League of Extraordinary Nigerians. Watch out for Aramide, she is indeed a remarkable Ambassador of Nigeria!
God bless Nigeria!!