Lifelong by Edusko
MEET OUR LEAD INSTRUCTORS
1. TOSIN ADEBISI
Tosin is an accomplished intrapreneur with over 15 years' experience in higher education, working with stakeholders to co-create opportunities to facilitate capacity building through international student mobility, training and people development.
He specialises in the design and implementation of innovative, inclusive, integrated strategies underpinned by education for human capacity development. He is passionate about rewiring traditional methods of business development with a customer-centric, human-centred approach that leverages co-creation and partnerships to deliver a compelling value proposition.
Tosin is proud to lead Sussex in Africa 'Engage for Change' strategy recognised by the Department for International Trade (DIT) as sector-leading and a model for good practice in West Africa. The University enjoys the highest imprint of any UK university in Nigeria according to research conducted by the British Council Nigeria and received the largest cohort of Chevening Nigerian Scholars in 2019.
He also serves as Chair of Africa Regional Interest Group for British Universities International Liaison Association (BUILA). In this capacity, he advises, consults and develops strategies to harness the immense potential in education as a vehicle for cross-sector collaborations to achieve business objectives, transform lives and inform policy.
Tosin is a strong advocate of the power of Play in making better connections, unleashing creativity and fostering collaboration- with Lego! He regularly gives guest lectures on Intrapreneurship and facilitates workshops on Design Thinking and Lego Serious Play to leverage creativity for individual, team and organisational benefits.
He recently founded ASPIRE, a platform to support students from minority ethnic backgrounds studying in UK universities.
Tosin is the Critical/Design Thinking lead instructor at Lifelong
2. PRINCE LOUIS OMOLAYO ADEKOLA
Executive Director, Edvant Edge Africa
Prince Louis Omolayo Adekola is an educational advancement professional and SDG 4 Advocate from Nigeria. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Educational Management from Adekunle Ajasin University with Postgraduate focus on International and Comparative Education. He has over eight years of cognate experience in international education consultancy, higher education administration and general advancement services. As the Founder and Executive Director of an emerging educational advancement firm, Edvant Edge Africa, his mission is to provide a unique platform for African institutions to build partnerships and raise funds needed to help them emerge as 21st century citadels of learning indeed. Before starting his firm, Prince Louis worked at his alma mater as the Development Officer in the University’s Linkages and Advancement Centre, where he developed and implemented innovative ideas for the institution’s advancement.
In the last decade, he has also worked with various non-profit organizations including World Merit Nigeria and the Ambassadors of Africa both as a volunteer and as an executive member. Prince Louis has a track record of strong leadership, project management and interpersonal relationship skills with a strong social media presence and a vast followership base. He has participated in and facilitated various local and international programmes. Prince Louis was a participant at the 2016 CASE Educational Advancement in Africa Conference, Kenya; a Nigerian Delegate to the 2017 World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE), Qatar and Panelist at the 2018 World Merit Councils’ Summit in Morocco. Currently, he works as a West African Business Development Consultant to the University of Sussex, Brighton, UK.
In 2017, the Avance Media ranked Louis as the 4th Most Influential Young Nigerian and in 2018, he was listed as one of the 100 Most Influential Young Africans; top ten under the Personal Development and Academia category at the African Youth Awards. In March 2019, Prince Louis was one of the 12 young leaders from Africa and the Arab region to receive the Promising Youth Award by the President of Egypt and Chairman of the African Union – H. E. AbdelFattah El-Sisi at the Arab and African Youth Platform of the World Youth Forum. This award was in recognition of his huge contributions towards promoting education in Africa and the world as a whole.
Louis is the Problem Solving and Collaboration lead instructor at Lifelong
3. GIDEON OLANREWAJU
As an International Education Specialist, Gideon has an extensive track record in global youth leadership development and engagement having represented Nigeria and participated in several high-level consultations including the 2019 Global Education and Skills Forum Dubai, 2018 UNESCO NGO Forum Moscow, 2018 Education World Forum London, 2017 UNESCO NGO Forum Riyadh, 2017 World Youth Forum Sharm El Skeih, 2017 UNESCO-APEID International Conference Bangkok , 2016 UNCTAD Youth Forum Nairobi, 2016 UNDPI / NGO Conference on Global Citizenship Education Gyeongju and the 2015 World Education Forum in Incheon.
Gideon is a 2019 One Young World Ambassador, 2019 Deloitte Scholar, 2019 Crans Montana New Leader of Tomorrow, 2018 UNESCO Young Leader in Africa, a Teaching Fellow/Certified Entrepreneurial Leadership Educator at the African Leadership Academy in Johannesburg, South Africa and A Global Youth Ambassador with the Global A World at School International Campaign on Education. He is also a member of the Global Shapers Community, an Initiative of the World Economic Forum and a 2015 YALITechCamp South Africa Alumnus, a flagship program of President Barack Obama for young and outstanding African Leaders.
With his interests cutting across civil society advocacy, educational policy analysis, girls’ education, right to education, youth civic engagement and innovative education financing, he has served at and consulted for several non-profit organisations and global education initiatives which includes Teach for Nigeria, TheirWorld, Global Partnership for Education, International Commission for Financing Global Education Opportunity etc.
He holds a Bachelors in Biochemistry from Ladoke Akintola University, a Masters of Arts degree in International Education and Development from University of Sussex, Brighton UK as a recipient of the prestigious UK Chevening Scholarship and he is currently a PhD in Educational Studies student at McGill University Montreal Canada. He also holds executive leadership certificates from the African Leadership Academy, the Cambridge Institute of Sustainability and The United Nations Institute for Training and Research.
Gideon is the Leadership & Creativity lead instructor at Lifelong.
4. ISABELLA AKINSEYE
CEO, Yellow Tamarind Productions
Isabella is the founder and CEO of Yellow Tamarind Productions, a PR and media company based in Lagos. She is a communication expert and has hosted several TV and radio programmes including Africana Literati, The FrontPage, The Movie Buff Show, Correct Student, Rubbin' Minds, Untold Facts, The Clapperboard Show, TraderMoni Radio Show, Nolly Silver Screen and Politico Politica with Isabella Akinseye. She is also a seasoned compere and has anchored conferences, festivals, awards and corporate events. An Education with English and Drama graduate from the University of Cambridge, her writings have appeared in newspapers, magazines, journals and online publications.
Isabella is the Communication lead instructor at Lifelong.
Duration: 8 weeks
Age Group: 9 - 18
Application fee: ₦10,000.00
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