Fullname: Cornelius Oladogbe Kayode
Category: Best Child Education Advocate of The Year
Nominee's Bio: Cornelius is passionate about young children's learning and development. He believes early childhood education equips children with the skills and capacity to be effective and engaged learners through school and beyond. Cornelius is the Executive Director of Maven Heart Foundation, a non profit organization that is dedicated to elevate the well-being and self-esteem of children from low income families through an educational system that inspire creativity and self reliance. Cornelius provides education and basic needs to over 140 children in the oklunwanta community of Kasoa Ghana through the Maven Heart Academy. Within the last 5 years, Cornelius had help build over 26 elementary school classrooms in 8 different communities within the Central region of Ghana, providing opportunities for more children to gain access to quality education. In Addition to his passion for children, Cornelius is a great communicator, he enjoys using his life story to inspire young people; he is always willing to learn and work with every one. Cornelius desire to inspire as much young people as possible because he believes they are 100% of our future and to make the world a better place, it depends on the kind of children we raise. Mr Cornelius delights himself in all things creative, and is eager to make a positive difference to the lives of others. For this reason, he has continued to partner, volunteer and work with different organizations to keep families together and protect children. One of his favorite quote is “every act of kindness creates an endless ripple”. In time when he is speaking about the need for early child education, his most used quote is “it’s easier to build strong children than fix broken adults”, you will agree to the facts of this words.