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About Us

OLIVE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE

OCDI is a non-governmental, non-religious and non-political organization that provides social services such as counseling, psychosocial support, empowerment, legal aid, welfare support and skill acquisition to women, girls and youths in Nigeria.

OCDI is a non-governmental, non-religious and non-political organization that provides social services such as counseling, psychosocial support, empowerment, legal aid, welfare support and skill acquisition to women, girls and youths in Nigeria. This is achieved by linking community based organizations to various opportunities and support that exist for rural/community development as the need arises. Community based organizations, Faith based organizations, youth organizations and women groups are in turn supported in designing, implementing and sustaining their own programs.

OCDI was established in 2006 and registered with the Kwara State Ministry of Social Welfare as Agent of Change Development Initiatives with operations only in Kwara state but it later had a nationwide coverage and registered with the corporate Affairs commission as OCDI in 2011. Our focus areas are;

 I.    Community Health Initiatives,

2.    Reducing poverty through livelihood programs,

3.    Improving quality of Education and life building skills and

4.    Environmental Awareness and management.

In the health sector we have provided Hiv testing services, TB and other medical services with linkages to health centers for referrals and follow up in different parts of kwara and Anambra State. Women from different parts of Edu, Patigi, Offa and Oyun LGAs has been referred for anti natal services and at the same time mobilized for MTCT services. People in target communities in Ifelodun LGA in Kwara State has been reached with Interpersonal communication messages on malaria prevention and treatment while Communities in Moro and Isin LGAs in Kwara state has been reached with Local drama to aid behavioural change on malaria prevention and treatment.

Trainings on Leadership, Resource mobilization, creating a development plan, amongst others were provided for School Based Management Committee in Oke-Ero, Ekiti and Ifelodun LGA which equipped them with the skills to hold government accountable, commit to child protection, school development and quality Education. Enrolment rate in government schools and created an environment conducive for all children regardless of their special needs, Ethnic group and status in the community.

21st century skills’ training was provided for National Volunteers in hard to reach secondary schools who use the skills in making teaching and learning easier thereby increasing enrolment in science classes. Volunteers use extracurricular activities in making teaching and learning interesting and also created inclusive Neighbourhood spaces for all children in target communities in Oke-Ero, Ifelodun, Moro and Asa LGAs.

Life skills such as Self Esteem, Goal setting, Refusal skills and Adolescent reproductive health provided for girls in secondary schools increased their self-confidence and broke barriers by talking freely about reproductive health in our monthly girls Open day program in the office. Vulnerable women from different groups benefitted from our micro credit support which was used in boosting their business and yielded more income and profit.

 

                                                                                      ABOUT THE CEO

Oluwatoni Adeleke is the CEO and founder of OCDI. Oluwatoni is a Passionate, committed and skilled social worker with extensive experience in designing, implementing, reporting, monitoring and evaluation of community based poverty reduction programs.

Oluwatoni worked with Kwara State Community and social Development Agency (KWCSDA) a World Bank assisted project as a field level operations officer where she sensitized and mobilized communities on social safety nets, social infrastructure and facilitated Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA) for several communities and group’s needs for 7 years before resigning to full time with OCDI in 2017.

She worked with International Women Communication center (IWCC) as a filed level officer where she supervised trained and mentored caregivers in the HIV/AIDs Home based care program. She also worked with New Partnership for African Development (NEPAD) youth as the project secretary where she coordinated HIV/AIDS programs in target schools in Kwara State.

The CEO holds an Msc degree In Social Works, two postgraduate diplomas in Rural Development and Environmental Management then a higher National Diploma in Building Technology.

Oluwatoni is a member of the board of Civil Society for Cancer Eradication in Nigeria (CISCANEN) and also the Vice Chairman, National Association of Social Workers (NASSOW),Kwara State Chapter.

To see a society where women, girls and youths are able to cope with all challenges of life and live in dignity.

We promote the rights and empowerment of women, girls and youths through partnership and capacity building to enable social justice and help them live in a world free from poverty and diseases.

The organization was started by the CEO and her friends when she was asked to take up leadership responsibilities in Kwara State Polytechnic as the director of socials and the only female amongst all the executives. She realized the hassles young girls just getting into school face from older boys. She realized the girls lacks skills to resist sexual pressure, they are non-assertive and lack refusal skills. Female students also felt she must be someone so special and possess extra powers to be the only female in a male dominated environment. Sensitization and awareness program for girls in the school was carried out to address the issue.

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Meet the Team

We have a highly committed and efficient work force which makes our project execution fast and successful.

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Oluwatoni Adeleke is the CEO and founder of OCDI. Oluwatoni is a Passionate, committed and skilled social worker with extensive experience in designing, implementing, reporting, monitoring and evaluation of community based poverty reduction programs.

ADELEKE OLUWATONI

CEO
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Mojoyinola is a passionate project and people manager with 9 years experience in supervisory and managerial roles.

MOJOYINOLA FLORENCE ADEWUYI

PROGRAM MANAGER
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A highly skilled Finance personality with 10 years of diverse expertise experience of accounting and finance work, with a Higher National Diploma in Banking and Finance, Post Graduate Diploma in Social Sciences.

OGUNSOLA ELIZABETH

FINANCE MANAGER
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Akanbi Blessing Olajumoke is a counsellor with passion of providing individuals with the resources they need to reach a personal goals. With professional certification in communication skills management, Human Resources Management, and Project management

AKANBI BLESSING

COUNSELLOR
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Olubukola Omoleye is a communication Officer with two years experience in verbal Communication and leadership.

ROBERTS OLABUKOLA FOLAKE

COMMUNICATION OFFICER
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Ayangbade Omowumi Helen is a monitoring and Evaluation officer with two years experience in monitoring and evaluating community development programs.

AYANGBADE OMOWUMI HELEN

M AND E OFFICER
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JOLOMI DAVID O.

MIS/LOGISTICS OFFICER

OUR PARTNERS

USAID
UKAID
DFID
VSO
KWARA STATE GOVERNMENT
LEPROSY MISSION INTERNATIONAL
NACA
SOCIETY FOR FAMILY HEALTH
THE WORLD BANK
Education
Community Development!
Environment
Volunteering!
Partnership
Donors and Volunteers
Advocacy
Community Involvement