Ebere Odika is the Co-founder and Executive director of IBREATHE. She has over eight years of work experience in the Development field and is passionate about finding solutions to the challenges affecting children, and women.
She holds a Master Degree (M.Sc.) and Bachelor degree (B.Sc.) in Applied Biochemistry, and Certificates in project management, social impact, monitoring & evaluation and girl centered design. She is a fellow of the President Barack Obama Young Africa Leadership Initiative (YALI) West Africa 2016 and a Mandela Washington Fellow 2020.
She is actively involved in the women’s right movement and was part of the team working to engage legislators on the gender equal and opportunities bill (GEOB). A bill for an act to incorporate and enforce certain provisions of the United Nations convention on the elimination of all forms of violence against women and the African Union protocol on the rights of women.
She is an activist against gender based violence and abuse and works at the grassroots to set up “Voices against violence clubs” in schools, to train a crop of young people as champions and peer educators against violence and abuse. She is also an advocate for “Girl’s education” and has embarked on a pilot project, leading the IBREATHE team to send 150 girls back to school in rural communities.
Engr. Yahaya Abubakar