Founder Slum2School Africa
In 2012 as a National Youth Service Corps member serving in Lagos state, Otto Orondaam realized that there was a very large number of out of school children in slums and on the street across the country. He started working with young people to advocate and support communities in enrolling their children into schools. He eventually resigned from his job in the bank to start Slum2School Africa, which has grown to become one of Africa’s leading education based volunteer driven organizations.
Since inception Otto has worked with over 5000 Slum2School volunteers from over 25 countries to provide educational support and scholarships for over 1000 children from various slums with up to 11,000 children benefited from several other health and psycho-social support programs across 11 communities. He also led Campaigns to renovate dilapidated school in remote communities across Lagos state, equip slum schools with more facilities like computer room, library, health center and recently commissioned a model early childhood development center.
He is a member of the Human Capital Development commission of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group, The Education Reform Team and also an Ambassador for Junior Achievement Nigeria. He is a LEAP Social Innovator Fellow, a 2016 Mandela Washington Fellow, he sits on the board of the Lagos State Employment Trust Fund and serves as the Chairman for the West and Central African Regional Advisory Board for Presidents Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative.