Oluwatooni Akanni (Uganda)


Oluwatooni Akanni

Oluwatooni "Tooni" Akanni (Gideon Foundation): Tooni was born in Nigeria and raised in Minnesota. She received her BA in Psychology and African Studies from the University of Minnesota in 2008. At the time of her fellowship she was pursuing her Master’s degree at New York University Center for Global Affairs, concentrating in International Development and Humanitarian Assistance. While at NYU, Tooni also interned at the Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Market Women’s Fund. After her fellowship Tooni wrote: “This fellowship has been a life changing experience for me. I see the world in such a completely different way. My field experience can be a book all by itself. I learnt so much information in such a short time in Uganda. What I've learned within this fellowship is invaluable and priceless and it’s something you can't learn from the books or in the classroom.”



03 Sep

Quilting for social change

This summer students at  Soroti Central and families affected by child sacrifice came together to

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Posted Sep 03, 2012

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08 Aug

A Day in the Life of a Peace Fellow

What do  I do everyday?  This is a very difficult question to answer because my

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Posted Aug 08, 2012

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25 Jul

My visit to the local police station

Don’t be fooled by the title. No, I wasn’t arrested. I just decided to embark

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Posted Jul 25, 2012

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09 Jul

Malaria, Malaria, Malaria

I just successfully survived my first and hopefully my last illness in Uganda.  I had

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Posted Jul 09, 2012

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05 Jul

Moving Forward After Losing a Loved One: The Story Behind GFACS

The very first time Santos and Leah Labeja held their son Gideon in their arms,

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Posted Jul 05, 2012

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23 Jun

First Impressions: Uganda, The Pearl of Africa

It’s my first week in Uganda and it already feels like home! Within the short

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Posted Jun 23, 2012

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04 Jun

Following My Heart: Stopping Child Sacrifice in Uganda

It’s official! As many of you know, in less than 2 weeks I’ll be heading

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Posted Jun 04, 2012

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17 Apr

My fellowship

Please read above for my first blog entry.

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Posted Apr 17, 2012

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