Date Added: 2022-08-19T14:34:22Z
Amanda Obidike is the Executive Director of STEMi Makers Africa. She oversees the design and execution of STEM education and community projects throughout a total of 17 sub-Saharan countries. This work allows Obidike to help prepare the next generation of Africans with skills in the STEM fields for Africa’s workforce. As a proud and hard-working Nigerian woman, she wants to do her best to help young girls who are just like her to succeed, as well. She was dubbed the Nigerian changing the cultural fabric for young girls to embrace STEM by Forbes Science. Obidike is also an advocate for safe environments for people who have disabilities. She is the co-founder of Initiative for National Growth in which she zeroes in on building upon the emotional and social capacities of people with different abilities and training caregivers. Additionally, she is a member of the Board of Directors for the Global Youth Initiative and the Ambassador of Global Peace Chain, Nepal. Obidike also offers mentoring support to entrepreneurs and undergraduates as a partner in the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women and Spring Foundation. Along with STEM and disability rights, she also addresses and advocates for reform in education curriculum, youth development, social innovation, and data science. She is also a part of the Leadership Board of the 500 Women Scientists, USA. Among many awards and achievements, Obidike was given the Technology Rising Star Award by Women of Color in Fundraising and Philanthropy. Obidike dedicates herself to helping and guiding African youth to reach their full potential.
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