Our Vision

To ensure all communities in Africa Achieve greater levels of education

Who We Are

“Learning shortfalls during the school years end up showing up as a weak skill for the workforce”. (World Bank, 2018).

Children born in underserved communities are faced with a learning deficiency due to lack of access to skills, quality education and opportunities that will enable them integrate into the workforce, transform their communities and compete with privileged children. Hence,  The Mindset Initiative For Sustainable Education was established to fill these gaps. 

Founded in April 2019, The Mindset Initiative for Sustainable Education is a youth led, volunteer driven nonprofit organization that seeks increase access to quality education in all communities in Africa through Global Citizenship Education Workshops, Mentorship, and Advocacy to provide secondary school students in underserved communities in Africa with essential life skills training needed for the workforce and future of works. They also provide scholarship opportunities and educational supports for students who are at risk in school and out-of-school children in underserved communities.

The Mindset Initiative uses the Volunteer Mobilization Approach and partnership with schools in low-income communities to reach out to underserved secondary school students. It also leverages technology to empower underserved youths aged 12-25 with leadership and career development training.


Co-Founder /Executive Director

Tolani Odukoya


Tolani is a fellow of both local and international fellowship and exchange programs which includes Harvard Crossroads Emerging Leaders program, Barack Obama's Young African's Leadership program, The Platform-Young professional boot camp, UN Millennium Campus Network amongst many others.
Tolani Odukoya is committed and motivated towards ensuring that education remains a fundamental human right for every child and not a privilege regardless of their background or socio-economic status.
Tolani is currently studying medicine and surgery at Lagos State University College of Medicine, Lagos, Nigeria.


Olusola Aremu


Olusola Aremu is a 2019 United Nations Millennium Campus Network Fellow in Lagos State University College of Medicine, where he is championing the advancement of the Sustainable Development Goals with a special interest in Goal 4 and 17 through his project. He is also a 2019 Young Professional Bootcamp Alumni, where he received training in the Corporate stream. Olusola Aremu believes that with quality education, we can build an equal society and develop young adult that will be leaders in their spheres. With education, we can change the narratives of our country and create a better world. Aremu Olusola a vision-minded youth with a burning desire for social impact and positive change through active volunteering, public enlightenment, and selfless service. Olusola is currently studying medicine and surgery at Lagos State University College of Medicine

Co-Founder/ Director of Global Partnerships

Iyunola Owoyemi


Iyunola Owoyemi is a 2019 Pre-Law Undergraduate Scholar at the University of Houston Law Center, where she gained hands-on experience in Law, Advocacy, and legal research as a legal intern at the Immigrations clinic. She has served in several leadership positions, including the International Liaison Officer of the National Society of Leadership and Success (Alcorn Chapter) and President of the African Students Association (ASA) of her school, Alcorn State University. Iyunola has experiential education in diplomacy and negotiation. She served as a delegate of the Republic of Liberia at a simulation of the African Union organized by the National Association of African-Americans Honors Program (NAAAHP), where she won an individual award for “best supporting officer” and team award for “best delegation.” Iyunola Owoyemi believes that the African youth has all it takes to become a global leader and create the Africa We Want: a people-driven, sustainable and developed Africa where potentials are realized. She joined The Mindset Africa (TMA) because she knows that Africa can only become a global player when its youths have access to quality education. Like her father, she strongly believes in the power in education to empower and reform minds. Iyunola Owoyemi is passionate about legal and educational reforms. She is currently an English/Pre-Law major at Alcorn State University.

Program Manager

Hussein AbdulAzeez


Hussein AbdulAzeez is an award winning graduate of Education Economics from the University of Lagos. He is a finance alumnus of SESEWA Academy, a 2019 fellow cum finalist of GLP. He is also an alumnus of Fate Foundation. He has a strong interest in investment finance and accounting. His interest was came across by the way his polytechnic accounting lecturer introduced the course to him. He co-founded an investment organisation that raised the sum of $944 in 2 weeks. As a cofounder of the organisation and the founding Head of Human Resources, he designed the modified organisational structure and oversaw the recruitment exercise of 6 new members into the organisation.

Admin Officer

Khafilat Adewunmi Ajigbotosho


Kafilat Adewunmi Ajigbotosho is a student of the University of Lagos studying Mathematics Education, which is borne out of her love for Education and its implementation in diverse ways of human learning. Khafilat Adewunmi Ajigbotosho has keen interest in Sustainable Development Goals, especially Goal 4, which connotes Education For All. Her key interest in education has spurred her to gather knowledge and experience through active engagement and volunteering. She is a member of the Sustainable Development Advocate at the University of Lagos and a content curator for The Young Leaders Council. She is an apt learner, a digital skilled person who seeks to improve herself everyday. Her mantra everywhere is "determination is key to success".

Human Resources Manager

Akinde Joseph


Akinde Joseph is a Mechanical Engineering Graduate of Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State. He is a member of the Nigerian Instititute of Mechanical Engineers (NiMech-E), A graduate member of the Nigerian Society of Engineers ( NSE), A member of the International Association of Engineers (IAENG), A member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers ( SPE, Lagos Chapter), A Serial volunteer with the Mathematics for Life foundation (M4L foundation), Society of Petroleum Engineers, And Human Resources Manager at The Mindset Africa for Sustainable Education (TMA- www.themindsetafrica.com). He is passionate about achieving the sustainable development goals, and always want to ensure that every child has access to quality education. Furthermore, he is passionate about reducing the rate of hunger and poverty in Nigeria and he has been achieving this through his volunteering work with The Mindset initiative for Sustainable Education.

Kwara State Representative

Thaddeus Mercy


Thaddeus Mercy has two years of experience working in the educational space. She is passionate about positive social change, hence her active volunteerism with organizations for this cause. Committed to seeing an increased access to quality education, Thaddeus Mercy has taken part in several projects geard towards making this a reality. As an active AIESEC member in her institution of study, Thaddeus Mercy has led and participated in projects that promotes the 2030 agenda for sustainable development. With a strong passion for technology, Thaddeus Mercy is an incipient programmer. She is a website developer and She seeks to help businesses thrive digitally. She is currently the IT lead of a Startup. Passionate about learning, Thaddeus Mercy has undergone trainings and taken courses needed to scale her expertise, this also includes the DevC training with Andela. Thaddeus Mercy is a Young Leaders Africa Initiative (YALI) online cohort 12 participant, where she is currently undergoing an intensive 12 weeks training on leadership and civil society management. Thaddeus Mercy is a student of the University of Ilorin where she is studying Biology and Education.

Technical Lead

Samson Ogunleye


Samson Ogunleye is a Graphics Designer, Blogger, Web Designer and a Volunteer. He is currently work at Rematech Consulting - one of the best Digital marketing companies in Ogun State as Graphics Designer & Marketer. He is the Campus Director for Youth opportunities and also The Local coordinator for Students for Liberty Africa. He is the Director of youth innovation development at Togetherness Supreme Network Africa. He is the team leader at www.ogunnews.com.ng. A blog that was created to re-brand the state and connect the good people of the state together.

Head of Graphics

Oluwapelumi Idowu


Oluwapelumi Idowu is a Medical Student at the Lagos State University College of Medicine, Ikeja. He's a 2019 UN Millennium Fellow who is very passionate about SDG Goal 3 especially in the aspect of mental health. He volunteers for a number of organizations which tackle problems based on the SDGs. He currently serves as the Secretary to the Nigerian Medical Students' Association South-West Academic Board. In addition, he is a Creative Designer and a tech enthusiast.

Graphics intern

Aghomishe Ufuoma


Aghomishe Ufuoma is a graphics designer, dedicated to bringing brands to life, her key focus is to exceed client and employer expectations. She loves collaborating with clients, creative teams and production professionals to deliver design solutions propelling web traffic, social media engagement, response rates and customer-acquisition results. She is also a mental Health and rights Advocate, and the Co-founder of Ladies' Hangout Initiative, an NGO on a mission to help women and girls struggling with low self-esteem. She has over 2 years of experience volunteering with organizations and initiatives committed to ensuring good health and well being. She was the only female selected to represent Delta State for the Redcross Ecosec Training held in port Harcourt in 2018. She is willing to use her skills and knowledge to make positive impact any where she finds herself.


Our Approach

Our Solution

Our drive is to mitigate the challenge of lack of access to quality education by deploying three strategic action plan which include; leveraging on advocacy as a tool to get out of school children back to school, creating avenue for empowerment and skill acquisition for children underserved communities to aid and support their education and bring them out of poverty, provision of mentorship opportunity for disadvantage children to help fast track and monitor their personal growth and development


— Our Vision

To ensure all communities in Africa Achieve greater levels of education.


— Our Mission

To increase access to quality education in all communities in Africa through global citizenship education workshop, mentorship, ethical leadership and advocacy.