This is a group of youngsters in their respective pursuits and fields of endeavour who have volunteered to serve in the organisation by coming together as a group each year to discuss issues as peculiar to the population of youths, then raise opinions on what they think the organisation should focus on while determining programmes and talks for the youths. They basically represent the youngsters out there and thereby will serve as an arm that guides in ensuring we understand the needs and the challenges of the population while serving, so that our services will be based on need assessment. They are selected at random from different provinces in Canada and different countries.
Dr. Isaac O. Daniel
Think Tank Advisor
Dr. Isaac O. Daniel worked for 20 years as a professor, teaching and doing research in agricultural science. He relocated to Winnipeg, Canada in 2015 with his wife – Adebimpe Daniel and their two teenage children back then. He had a sabbatical position as a visiting researcher at the Department of Plant Science, University of Manitoba in 2015 and became a professional agrologist (P.Ag.) in 2017. Besides, being a P.Ag., Prof. Daniel has been involved in ministry to youths and young adults. He is a volunteer Discovery Time™ class teacher in a number of Manitoba high schools with the Child Evangelism Fellowship, Manitoba. He’s been a campus fellowship pastor since 2017.
Mrs. Foluso Atilola
Foluso Atilola is the current executive director of Covenant Information Empowerment Services Inc. (CIES), Canada.
She obtained B.A (Edu) in English from Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria. (1992) and later had M.E.D in Guidance and Counseling from University of Lagos, Nigeria. (2007). She bagged Diploma in Community Service Work from Academy of Learning College, Canada. (2020) Also, a Diploma in Leadership Training, Daystar Leadership Academy Nigeria. Foluso is a certified coach, she attended several certification courses in Education; Institute of Journalism Ghana; Pretoria University South Africa; The Cambridge Education International Conferences United Kingdom; Learning and the Brain, Public Information Resources, Incorporated U.S.A”.
Foluso has well over 25years experience in both teaching and school administrative functions. She is a teacher, counsellor/coach, youth crusader, renowned speaker in girls and women’s conferences and a core facilitator with a specialty in Professional Teaching Ethics. She is passionate about restoration of ethics in the life of the youth. She is an advocate of youth empowerment. She has so many books written to her credit among which are ‘Youth & Singles Determine Your Destiny’ ‘Devotional guide for teachers,’ ‘The Teacher and Dynamics of Classroom Management & Practice’ ‘The Professional Teacher of the 21st century School’. She is also a publisher of an Education Magazine called ‘Essentials for Schools’.
Mrs. Foluso Atilola has anchored and facilitated many workshops and refresher courses for virtually all stakeholders in Education, school investors, teachers, parents, students, women, and young girls. She is happily married with children. Her unique strength is teamwork and collaboration.
Adesope Adeoti Olaoye
Adesope is the head of operations at Imavate Education where she supervises student performance analysis and research with the aim of improving the education outcomes of primary and secondary schools in Nigeria.
An administrator by profession, ‘Sope is known by the organization, planning and discipline she brings to every project she is involved with.
She has more than ten years’ experience in both corporate and non-governmental organizations.
Sope is a tutor, coach, and mentor to a number of children and young adults and her passion comes from her military / education background.
She is skilled at interpersonal relationships, process management and personal and business ethics which she lectures on at various conferences thereby helping people move from good to great.
Dr. Tomi Oloke
Tomi Oloke is a recent PhD graduate from the University of Manitoba. Her research focus is on social enterprise and the roles they play in addressing societal injustice. She currently works as a policy analyst with the Manitoba Government. When she’s not working or doing research, she provides support to university students who need help with academic writing and co-hosts a small group of young ladies seeking to know God on a deeper level.
Ololade Okunlola grew up in Nigeria before moving to the United States for higher education. She graduated from Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX. She is currently a medical student at West Virginia University School of Medicine. She is a scholarship recipient and part of the executive team of student organizations including Student National Medical Association. She also serves as a board member of the Lift a Hand of Help Foundation. She loves to support younger individuals and is honored to be a part of the maiden conference of CEC education and information empowerment program for youngsters (CIES)in the diaspora.
Barbara Bright-Osayande is a first-class graduate of University of Benin, Benin City, Edo State located in South-South Nigeria. She majors in Sociology and Anthropology and is the Managing Director of Zion Importers, a subsidiary of “Ask Me How Much Enterprise,” an importation consultancy company located in Nigeria, West Africa.
She is one who is passionate about the youth and good living. Barbara believes that a sound youth equals a sound life and a sound generation so if there is more focus on the right doctrine and practice, we would have a better society and future. Knowing that the life of a youth comes with different temptations, pressure, ups-and-downs, benefits, and many more you can think of, she is interested in interacting with youths like herself (bearing in mind that everyone is different) to always draw out the best decision, one that you’d be proud of when you look back in years to come. And that’s one area CIES is focused on.
Oyedele Teniola Iyamide
Oyedele Teniola Iyamide was born on 12th November 1999 in Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State. She is a native of Abeokuta, Ogun State.
She attended Igbayilola Nursery and Primary School, Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State, where she received several prices for being the best student in her class. She thereafter crossed over to Kidsway International Nursery and Primary School (AKA Mummy’s Place), Akure, Ondo state. While she was there, she also received several laurels especially when she emerged as the best student in English Language and performed excellently in her Common Entrance/ Placement examinations.
In 2009, she got admitted into Doveseal College, Igbara Oke, Ondo state, where she had her junior secondary education. She also emerged as the second-best student of her class for the session (JS2). She thereafter crossed to Federal Government Girls’ College, Akure, Ondo State, for her senior secondary education. She exhibited such impeccable behaviours and manners all through her stay. This made The Association against Women Export (AAWE), in 2014; present her An Award in recognition of her good character, behaviour, good citizenship, respectfulness and sense of responsibility. She was also made the Assistant head girl because of the leadership qualities she possesses. She finished from Federal Government Girls’ College, Akure, Ondo State, as the overall best graduating student for set in 2015.
Oyedele Teniola Iyamide is currently a medical student of Bowen University, Iwo, Osun State, Nigeria. She is a Content Creator, as well as a Pencil Artist. She is an active member of the Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights including HIV and AIDS (SCORA). She loves to sing and loves to meet new people.
Oluwatobisin Atilola was born in Lagos, Nigeria, had her elementary and high school education in the same country. She moved with her parents to Canada as a Canadian resident in the year 2019. Presently she is an undergraduate student in the University of Manitoba, Canada, in the pursuit of her desired medical career. She is passionate about igniting the lives of youths with the fire of joy she believes they deserve. She believes youths should be happy and have a larger say in determining their future and they should be heard in decision making and not be relegated to the background. She is happy impacting the world of youths in CECEAIEP for IYASISS. She serves in the admin and logistics department of the Organization. She runs her personal business as an entrepreneur. Her hubby is beautification and confectionary. Aside these skills, her overall dream is to a be Pediatrician and be a channel of blessing to the world of children leaning fully on the Grace of God.
Opeoluwa Adewale Fasoro
Opeoluwa Adewale is an incoming PhD student at the Johns Hopkins University. He completed a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology from the Redeemers University and graduated as the best student in his cohort with a CGPA of 4.97/5.0 (First-class). While in high school, he represented Nigeria at several international competitions including the prestigious International Biology Olympiad on two occasions. He is the co-founder of a group known as the First-Class Achievers forum which gathers African mentees and mentors together with the goal to empower, change and transform the continent. He has a passion for equipping students from developing countries with the tools they need to compete equally with their peers in the developed world.
My name is Sarah Durotoye. I was born in Nigeria, and moved to Canada at a young age. I have been working in the financial industry for two years while combining it with my schooling. I am currently in my final year of my business degree in the University of Winnipeg. As also a licensed financial advisor, I plan on using my degree in combination with my passion for financial education to lead young people into financial freedom. The smartness of financial freedom is in financial education. The earlier we know this, the better for our future.