Deborah Dauda (Founder/Director)
Deborah is a mother, an educator, dancer, and activist from Nigeria, with graduate degrees from the Fielding School of Public Health (MPH; Global Health) and the International Institute (MA; African Studies-Refugee Education and Health) at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). She is a Fela Kuti and Angelique Kidjo Aficionado with keen interest and passion for Africa’s progress on matters relating to education, social-inclusion, maternal/child health, peace-building, and youth development. Deborah has worked and volunteered with organizations in West/East Africa, South America, South Asia, and the United States, as a consultant, coordinator, writer, and choreographer. She currently works in Fresno, CA as a Quality Improvement Manager for the California Department of Public Health, and volunteers for the Red Elephant Foundation on civilian peace-building activities. When she isn’t working, she is keeping up with her awesome toddler, and brainstorming/ mapping out ideas on how to make Africa’s social, political, and economic sovereignty a reality.