Inspirator @Future-ready Skills Day, 29 Oct: Session One

Youth advocate for Quality Education, Co-founder of LinkOnlineLearners,org

Blessing Akpan is a young innovative educator with a strong background in integrating and implementing both project-based learning models and educational technologies in classrooms with prowess in Google tools for education and Adobe creative tools. She has had experience in leading learning in an environment that consists learners with different learning capabilities, backgrounds and experience via her role as a Scratch educator, Technovation student mentor and Youth session Host at Link Online Learners. As a youth advocate for Quality Education for every child, Blessing is renowned for championing online and offline campaigns around themes of educational development such as Inclusive Education and literacy to positively Impact our community and wider world. As a Founder/Lead Mentor of The Innovative Child Network –, She leads a group of innovative mentors to deliver quality skill-based learning programs through weekly mentorship, Learners Leading Learning Series and exhibitions to tackle the global learning crisis and the learning poverty. Also passionate about Gender equality and female leadership, she Leads Women Will Uyo, a global Google initiative focused on creating economic opportunity for women everywhere, so that they can grow and succeed. Helping women make the most technology to build skills, get inspired and connect with each other through training and thought leadership. Blessing is a HundrED Ambassador for Nigeria and a Global Youth Ambassador for Theirworld. Also, she is a 2019 Learners’ Voice of World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE). And 2020 Telemachus Youth (2020 cohort) of the Global Thinkers Forum. Blessing is passionate about providing solutions to issues in her community through education, leadership and capacity building.

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