About us

Pearls Africa Foundation

Providing functional skills to young girls thus improving their quality of life.
Pearls Africa Foundation is a social enterprise that promotes the cause and advancement of young girls and women with more focus on vulnerable young girls living in under-served communities through training in technology, skill acquisitions, entrepreneurship, mentorship and Internship placements.

Pearls Africa has a community of young girls and women in ( STEM+) field – Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics, including ethics, leadership skills, self-empowerment/development, confidence, public speaking, self esteem which leads to economic independence.

Asides equipping young girls with functional skills, we believe that a girl should be trained from an early age while getting mentored by older women.
We also believe that every young, irrespective of background, should be given an equal opportunity as her male counterparts thereby bringing about gender equality and girl child empowerment.

We fight for girl empowerment so that young girls everywhere will be equipped with a voice with a chance to break forth in economic development.

Our Mission

Pearls Africa provides young girls and women an opportunity for a greater future through I.T training, Skills Acquisition, Internships and Mentorships.

Our Vision

Pearls Africa is dedicated to bringing about the reduction and complete elimination of violence, abuse, rape, gender inequality, human trafficking and poverty amongst young girls and women.

Our Philosophy

Pearls Africa believes in the value offered by young girls and women and thus each one deserves a chance to achieve her goals, find her voice and celebrate a life filled with achievements.We seek brilliance, focus on female strong points, produce well-rounded females/ladies and promote development and transformation.

THE TEAM

Abisoye Ajayi (Founder)

Abisoye Ajayi is a social impact entrepreneur and founder of Pearls Africa Foundation an NGO focused on promoting technological advancement of vulnerable women and girls.
She has over 12 years’ of experience in Information Technology Solutions. She is Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD) and an Oracle Database Administrator (OCDBA) amongst others. Abisoye is a technology savvy, data analyst with a passionate heart for change and a strong will to make it happen.
She participated in the (IVLP) International Visitor Leadership Program in the USA, on education and activism for young women; In addition to this, she is a member of the United Nations Interagency Network on Youth Development (Youth4GenderEquality), the Nigeria Economic Summit Group, and is recognized as a leading woman in tech by Ynaija.

Lauretta Onwuegbuzie

Lauretta Onwuegbuzie is currently pursuing a law degree at the University of Lagos, Akoka. She is the Communications and Public Relations manager of Pearls Africa foundation.  She has worked as a volunteer for many initiatives with the hope of contributing immensely to the growth of society.

Jumoke Fajemirokun (Legal Consultant/Advocate)

Jumoke Fajemikorun was a Senior Associate with the energy, natural resources and infrastructure practice at ǼLEX, where she developed expertise in structuring, negotiating and documenting mineral resources joint ventures, acquisitions, public-private partnerships and other complex commercial transactions.
She also advised on regulatory issues relating to the development of major infrastructure projects and assisted government agencies to develop policies and legislation for the promotion of private participation in infrastructure development. She recently worked with the World Bank in Washington, D.C. as a Legal Consultant, focusing on anti- corruption and integrity compliance in public procurement, and had a brief stint with the International Finance Corporation.
Jumoke holds an LL.B. from the University of Lagos (2003) and an LL.M. in International Business and Economic Law from Georgetown University Law Center (2012). She is licensed to practice law in Nigeria and the State of New York.

Lilian Ijeoma Idowu

Lilian Ijeoma Idowu is the program Manager at Pearls Africa Foundation.
She has over 6years experience working among under privileged girls and women.
She oversees the day to day execution of the strategic goals of the organisation

Iwuchukwu Stella (Developer)

She holds a graduate in Industrial Mathematics with master degree in Systems Engineering from University lagos. She loves problem solving, sharing knowledge and passionate about technology. She is a developer and programming mentor at pearls africa, with experience in web applications development. She has the dream to solve problems with technology and impact people who wish to take a space in STEM