Adefunke Ekine is a child educator and senior lecturer at the Tai Solarin University of Education (TASUED) in Ijebu Ode, Ogun State, Nigeria, and the executive director of Youthcare Development and Empowerment Initiative in Ibadan (an NGO she founded in 2014). Adefunke has worked in the education sector for over 25 years as a classroom teacher at all levels, from preschool to her present position as TASUED’s deputy director, research and external relations. She is a recipient of the Echidna Global Scholars Fellowship (2013) at the Center for Universal Education of the Brookings Institution, where her passion for girls’ education was further enhanced.
As an advocate of equality She worked with women and girls in and out of schools on some projects and currently working on systemic change to curb school related gender based violence(www.ycdei.org). Mentoring the young adolescents that will work with is a new terrain that we are happy to explore further