GENERATIONS Nigeria is building for a better future. It’s not an easy job, but the foundations have been laid and its founder, Folabi Clement Solanke, is hopeful.
The first time Solanke visited his mother’s hometown, a small village in Nigeria, he realized just how much his life contrasted with that of its inhabitants. The former hospitality manager now had the resources, network and qualifications to make a difference in his homeland.
That’s when GENERATIONS Nigeria was formed and when Solanke’s life took a turn from entrepreneurial pursuits into philanthropic ones.
In the years since he has devoted his time to helping the citizens of his mother’s hometown. He has staged sports tournaments, supplied food and water, and ensured that the children have books, bags, and other essential supplies.
In a country that has the largest number of out-of-school children in the world, every little helps. Solanke’s goal is to get children into school and to make sure they have the supplies needed to keep them there and to educate them properly.
As things stand, the majority of Nigeria’s dwindling student population are forced to sit on dusty floors and to improvise their educations. They don’t have books, bookbags, chairs, or desks. They are exceptionally curious and desperate to learn, but they don’t have the resources.
It’s something that this 29-year-old entrepreneur has witnessed first-hand and something he is eager to change.
Brick by brick, Folabi Clement Solanke is building a new future for the children of Nigeria and his work won’t be done until more people have the same opportunities afforded to him.
Click here to visit GENERATIONS Nigeria and learn more about Solanke’s work.