Team

Maureen Nkechi Chukwuemeka
Position: Ag. Chief Executive Officer

She brings over 10 years’ experience in the non-profits sector in Nigeria, particularly in the areas of Monitoring & Evaluation, Program Development and Management.

Expertise: Demography and Social Statistics, Social Work and Administration, Monitoring
and Evaluation

Edidiong Simeon
Position: SOS Bridge Program Officer

Profile: Edidiong Simeon is the SOS Bridge Program Officer. Passionate about improving the quality of life of youths and young adults, she has 4 years’ experience in managing Community Development projects focused on Education. Prior to her current role, she worked as an SOS Careers program support officer at the Foundation and a Project Enumerator at Silicon base Nig. Ltd. She is a graduate of Mathematics from the University of Abuja, with a post-graduate Diploma in Public Administration.

Expertise: Community development, Public administration and community development

Benny Atsua
Position: Media and Communications Officer

Profile: Benny Atsua is a Certified Theatre Practitioner (CTP), Artist and the “Wow Your Audience Coach” and holds a degree in Theatre and Performing Arts at ABU, Zaria. He has worked with over hundred artists and dozens of people with a message helping them make the most of every audience by presenting themselves with the creative confidence and clarity that creates trust, drives engagement and yields results. He is an Amazon published author of “The subtle art of first impression”, a book written to teach people with a message how to build instant positive connections to influence others and determine how they see, perceive and embrace them.

Expertise: Communication, Public speaking, Community engagement, Persuasive writing, Music

Shalom Bajeh
Position: Admin/HR /Finance Officer

Profile: An avid learner, she is energetic and passionate about influencing positive change. Shalom’s passion includes administration, proper etiquette and storytelling for change and these account for her experience in managing people of diverse backgrounds. She is a graduate of Agricultural Economics from Landmark University, and more recently, a diploma holder of Human Resource Management.

Expertise: Project management and public relations, People management

Rasheedat Oyewande
Position: Research and Data Officer

Profile: has a background in development economics. She has a Bachelors and Master degree in Economics from the Obafemi Awolowo University and the University of Lagos respectively. Her interest in data and research led her to take a MicroMasters course in Data, Economics and Development Policy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2019 as a
Hewlett Foundation scholar. She has worked as a volunteer on development-based and social policy advocacy programs.


Expertise: Data collection and research analysis, Social Community development

Rose Daniel
Position: SOS Headstart-Into-Entrepreneurship Program Officer

Profile: A diligent and self-motivated individual who is fervent about maximizing potential, while helping others to do the same. With a remarkable ability to identify rewarding opportunities she is a specialist in business development and marketing. She is a graduate of Microbiology from the University of Abuja.

Expertise: Program management, Business advisory and fund-raising

Shekinah Aziagba
Position: Innitative & Challenges Program Support Officer (PSO)

Profile: Shekinah Aziagba is a motivated, personable Programs Professional. She has spent 6 years using her personal and career experiences to help organizations manage their overall operations, administration and programs. She has in the pursuit of personal development received over 17 certifications from reputable universities oversees including Project Management from the University of Carlifornia, Irvine, Leading People and Teams from the University of Michigan, Public Policy Challenges of the 21st Century from the University of Virginia Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy among others. She received her bachelors education at Anambra State University with a Master’s in view in Public Administration from Ahmadu Bello University. She is an avid researcher, and her work has been published in 4 Peer-reviewed journals. She is also a member of the Local Pathway Fellowship.

Sunday Esther

Position: Finance Intern

Profile: A high performing accounting graduate with demonstrated expertise and drive to excel in the field of accounting as well as an outstanding experience in driving organizational growth and development through providing top-notch accounting and financial services. An intense person with a strong sense of urgency and a drive to get work done quickly, in complete detail, and in accordance with company standards and policies, for which they have a high level of respect and commitment.

Expertise: Financial Management, community development and social work

Vanessa Palmer
Position: Admin/HR Assistant

Profile: Vanessa Palmer is a graduate of Business Administration at the University of Illorin She is an effective and confident communicator who is also a self starter with the dedication and motivation required to succeed with 2 experience in human resources and administration .
Providing support to staff on day-to-day operations of the office accompanied by a proven track record and future aspirations of a career progression within the HR industry.

Expertise: Management, Administration and People management

Peter Attah

Position: Data and Research Intern

Profile: Peter Attah is a graduate of Economics from the Kogi State University. Peter has some experience in data collection and has led a team of enumerators for a COMCIRIN project funded by Bill and Melinda Gates on government responses to Covid-19 where his organization at the time, Vaccine Network for Disease Control was the lead CSO.
Peter Attah is a fashion enthusiast who still has eyes for career growth.

Expertise: Data collection, Administration, customer Service

Ifeoma Okoro
Position: Headstart Asst. Prog. Officer

Profile: Ifeoma is an adventure enthusiast whose passion lies in youth empowerment for economic development. She is a graduate of Hospitality and Tourism Mgt. From Michael Okpara Univ. Umudike. Her experiences span business development to training and events prog. Mgt. With certificates in essential management skills and customer service relationship mgt.

Expertise: Prog.event mgt. Project mgt. And enterprise skills management.

Jang Charles

Position: Bridge PSO

Profile: Jang Charles is a self – motivated and passionate person. He is an experienced researcher, Monitoring and Evaluation expert and a community mobilizer. His vast research experience afforded him the opportunity to work with humanitarian organisations and government agencies such as JHPIEGO, PHSS, UNICEF, NBS on various research projects. Jang Charles A is a graduate of Microbiology from the University of Jos and currently pursuing Pgd in Public Health from University of Agriculture Markurdi and a Master in Development Studies. He is a member of Bauchi State SBCC committee.

Expertise include: Reasearch analysis, Monitoring and Evaluation, and Community mobilization.