Turning Pain into Power: Kehinde Adelaja – the ‘Made-in-Heaven’ Champion of Humanitarian Cause

By Duchess Magazine

Kehinde Adelaja Okoroafor like a real-life superhero for helping people in need! With a big heart and a passion-driven wants to help widows go from needing help to being able to help others, she is a woman of remarkable distinction and a global force for good.

Kehinde Adelaja Okoroafor, a native of Ijebu Ososa, Ogun State, Nigeria, and a graduate of Economics from Edo State University, is a serial entrepreneur par excellence with a creative acumen that has garnered global acclaim. Her illustrious track record spans various continents, reflecting her unwavering commitment to excellence and innovation.

At the core of Kehinde Adelaja Okoroafor’s endeavors are two non-profit organizations she founded: MakeMee Elegant Foundation and Young Widows Mite. These organizations, situated in Nigeria, are dedicated to empowering and supporting youth, women, and widows globally.

MakeMee Elegant Foundation has been instrumental in empowering over 8000 young women, emphasizing skill acquisition and financial support for young widows. Through these initiatives, Kehinde Adelaja Okoroafor has touched the lives of many, providing them with the tools and resources needed to thrive.

Global Impact and Recognition

Kehinde Adelaja Okoroafor’s impact extends beyond Nigeria, as evidenced by her membership in prestigious organizations such as African Women in Leadership (AWLO), Global Women Africa Network USA, and Sheroes Global Republic Ireland. She has actively participated in various campaigns and initiatives, contributing significantly to their success.

Fighting Human Trafficking and Modern-Day Slavery

Rescued Victims of Human trafficking and modern day slavery, totally gained their freedom and empowered skillfully. (2020)

One of the most commendable aspects of Kehinde Adelaja Okoroafor’s work is her commitment to fighting human trafficking and modern-day slavery. Through MakeMee Elegant Foundation, she has been at the forefront of this battle, collaborating with various organizations and stakeholders. The foundation’s efforts, supported by His Imperial Majesty, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, the Ooni of Ile-Ife, have led to the rescue, rehabilitation, and empowerment of over 1,000 victims of human trafficking. The foundation’s collaboration with the Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development, Global Women African Network USA (GLOW AFRICA), NAPTIP Canada, IOM, and other organizations has been instrumental in repatriating over 1,500 girls and women who were victims of trafficking in various countries.

In addition to her work against human trafficking, Kehinde Adelaja Okoroafor has also dedicated herself to supporting young widows and empowering youth. Through MakeMee Elegant Foundation, she provides direct financial support and vocational training to young widows, enabling them to become self-reliant and support their families. The foundation’s mentorship program further enhances personal growth and career development among the youth, ensuring a brighter future for generations to come.

Kehinde Adelaja Okoroafor with young widows during one of her free empowerment programs
free empowerment training in Dublin

Kehinde Adelaja Okoroafor’s impact is felt not only in Nigeria but across the globe. Her dedication to empowering women, supporting widows, and fighting human trafficking has earned her a place as a beacon of hope and empowerment. Her work serves as an inspiration to many, embodying the spirit of positive change and influence.

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