As the Senior Program Manager of WRA Nigeria, OreOluwa Ojo leads the development and implementation of the citizen led accountability campaign and project strategy.
In 2008, while undergoing the compulsory youth service program in Abarma community, Zamfara State in the North-Western region of Nigeria, shocked at the pathetic living condition of the citizens, she swung into action by mobilizing resources to improve the living conditions of the citizens and advocating for the achievement of the MDGs. All these community development projects that she embarked upon, led to her winning the National Youth Service Corps/Millennium Development Goals best advocate of the year award as well as the State Chairman’s honors award. Her experience in Abarma changed her perspective and directed her career path to development. Having discovered her passion, she later earned a Post-Graduate Diploma in Education and a Masters of Public Health degree.
OreOluwa has worked with the National Youth Service Corps/Millennium Development Goals Advocacy Project, Marie Stopes International Organization Nigeria, African Regional Health Education Center, Center for Preventive Health and Research, Adolescent Health and Information Projects, and the Institute for Advanced Medical Research and training. Her work experience spans research, community mobilization, advocacy, monitoring and evaluation, behavior change communication, and human capacity development and enhancement.
OreOluwa joined White Ribbon Alliance to lend her voice to the cause of women and children’s health because she believes that women and children’s health are the fulcrum, the pivot point of a functioning health system. Her hobbies include spending time with children, reading novels and listening to music.