Member, Board of Trustees

Mrs. Folake Elizabeth Fawunmi

Folake Elizabeth Fawunmi holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Ife, Ile-Ife, Nigeria and qualified as a Barrister and Solicitor to the Supreme Court of Nigeria in 1979.

She worked for many years as a lawyer in corporate Nigeria, including UAC of Nigeria Plc. She was also a special adviser at a law firm in the UK, focused on family and immigration law. She also worked at Amnesty International in London, and held management positions at Chams Nigeria Plc. She has worked closely with children in Vienna where she lived for eight years, assisting with developing learning programmes at The Vienna International School.

Folake has a strong passion for children’s educational and development issues. She is the Co-Founder of Star Scholar Naija, an intellectually competitive children’s reality TV show, presently airing on DSTV. She was the Founder of Hope For You Development Foundation, a registered NGO that worked with inner-city children in Ibadan, Nigeria—and also Climate Smart Club. Her faith in God and her successful, positively-minded children motivate and inspire her.