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.”



Quilting for social change

03 Sep

This summer students at  Soroti Central and families affected by child sacrifice came together to create 17 panels that will be assembled into a quilt. The 3 day workshop gave the students and families an opportunity to tell their stories.  All 17 panels convey its own message. Below is a short clip I put  together of the quilt creation.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ARB3adlv7xg&feature=youtu.be

John Elibu and Alice Ajibo

 

Families affected by child/human sacrifice holding their panel

Students working on their panel

Students and families working together on their panel sketch

Posted By Oluwatooni Akanni

Posted Sep 3rd, 2012

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