Funmi Adebajo is a Nigerian passionate about education and has over 8 years’ experience in different areas of social development. She is the founder of Kindle Africa Empowerment Initiative, a non-profit organisation aimed at eradicating poverty in Africa by improving access to education for vulnerable women and children in urban slums and other underserved communities. In 2016, Funmi was selected as one of the 100 outstanding young leaders from Nigeria to participate in the Mandela Washington fellowship for Young African Leaders, a flagship project of President Barack Obama. During that time, she completed a Civic Leadership institute at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. She has a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration and Planning from the University of Lagos, Nigeria and also has a BSc in Computer-Mathematics. Her most recent achievement is buiding a school (Center for Women's Integrated Education) in Makoko, the world's largest floating slum, to equip vulnerable women with skills for improved personal income and to reduce domestic violence because of economic dependence. Prior to this, she worked for 3 years as a Knowledge and Communications advisor of the Lagos Eko World Bank Education Project. She has was the curator of TEDx Ajegunle Women, the first TEDX women event to hold in a slum in Nigeria. Through various initiatives, Funmi has impacted the lives of over 2,000 women and children. Her life vision is to inspire young girls across the African continent so that they would say to her “…because of you, we finished school”.