Bolanle Dare is presently working with Human Development Initiatives (HDI) where service for humanity is rendered to children, adolescents, youths and women (in particular widows). She holds a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Business Administration and Management from Lagos State Polytechnic, Lagos State, Nigeria in 1998.She coordinates Community Intervention Programmes, Livelihood Empowerment Programmes, Health Screening – Intervention for Women, Adolescents Reproductive Health & Rights Programmes, Capacity Building Trainings / Workshops / Seminars and Talks. She use counselling and mediation skills to resolve issues for clients. She Initiate and develop outreach strategy for project implementation. Her hobbies are reading novels, traveling, listening to music and watching television.
Sam Ajayi is a social scientist who holds MSc. and BSc. degrees in Sociology. He also holds a Diploma in Social Development and Administration from the University of Lagos, Nigeria with over seven (7) years experience in social development work particularly in the areas of research, data analysis, and program development and coordination. He has a book and several published editorials to his credit. Ajayi is currently a Program Officer and Researcher with Human Development Initiatives. He coordinates governance, transparency and accountability projects; develops project implementation plans, and conducts project monitoring and evaluation. He is the current editor of Budget Watch Accountability Newsletter; a role he has performed since 2013. He has written grant-winning proposals and has research interests in Sociology of Development, Sociology of Education, Social Research Methods, and Gerontology.
Senior Secretariat and Administration Assistant
Apart from the School Leaving Certificate that Folasade Ayeni has acquired, she has undergone both Basic and Advanced Computer Studies at the Federal College of Education (Technical) Akoka, Lagos, Nigeria. She has also passed stage 3 of the professional typing speed examination of the Royal Society of Art (R.S.A.), Nigeria which signifies that she can type 120 words per minute. Mrs. Ayeni has participated in both local and international trainings targeted at adolescents, children and women.
Mr. Olayemi Samuel holds B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Sociology from the University of Lagos, Akoka-Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria. His research interests include Research Methods, Crime and Delinqulency, Sociology of the Family, Sociology of Development and Formal Organisations. He is a research fellow with over seven (7) years experience in social research, data collection, monitoring, evaluation, supervision, data analysis and report writing. He work well as a team player and have developed a good rapport with colleagues when dealing with various teams related projects, in order to achieve optimum results. His hobbies include meeting people, travel ling, voluntary work, reading, singing and listening to music.
Program Officer (Research and Programs)
S. Johnson Ibidapo is a psychologist cum researcher who holds a Bachelors degree in Psychology; he also holds a Masters degree in Social Psychology from the University of Lagos. Johnson is committed to mentoring young people and enjoys playing musical instruments, reading inspirational books and imparting lives. He currently leads HDI’s media department. Johnson as delegated by the Executive Director, also functions in the capacity of Human Resources Manager who oversees the recruitment, selection, job specification, duties allocation and training for interns, volunteers and corps members serving in the organisation. Apart from carrying out other Program and HR duties as may be apportioned to him, Johnson is currently the Acting Executive Director (ED) for the month of February, 2017.
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