Otto Orondaam is a young African born and raised in Nigeria, a country he has so much believe in. He has a bachelor’s degree in Human Anatomy from the University of Port Harcourt and holds an executive masters in project management from CUPE UK and certificate in Social Change, Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship from the United Nations University for Peace, Costa Rica.
His passion to improve the state of his country and continent made him volunteer and work several Non-Profits organizations and International development Agencies in Nigeria and within African countries since the age of 16, where he assisted in building structures for the implementation developmental projects.
Otto Orondaam founded Slum2School Africa in 2012 during his national youth service as an intervention to advocate for and improve access/quality of education for disadvantaged children in slums and remote communities.
Since inception Otto has worked with over 3000 young volunteers from over 25 countries to provide scholarships for over 600 children from various slums and several thousands have benefited from several other health and psycho-social support programs. He also led Campaigns to renovate dilapidated school in remote communities and equip slum schools with more facilities like computer room, library, and health center.
Otto Orondaam’s contributions to the social sector has fetched several recognitions like the Lagos state Honors Award as most outstanding corps member in 2012, Nigerian CSR Awards, the Future Awards for innovation in education in 2012 and 2013 consecutively, African sustainable solutions showcase at the African CEO’s Roundtable and was recognized by the Presidency as one of the top 100 Nigerian Youths. Otto Orondaam is a member of the Human Capital Development / Education Committee of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG), The Education Reform Team and also an Ambassador for Junior Achievement International.
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