Bukky Shonibare is a strategic team leader of the Bring Back our Girls Movement from Abuja, Nigeria. Through her work with Bring Back our Girls and the Light Family Empowerment Foundation, Bukky is an advocate for expanding opportunities for women and girls all across Africa.

“By the time we come back to the Presidential Precinct … we can indeed show visible results of how the Presidential Precinct has transformed us from who we were before we came, to what Africa is finally becoming.”

Bukky spent 6 weeks at the Presidential Precinct as a Mandela Washington Fellow. The Mandela Washington Fellowship is the flagship program of President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), which empowers young people through academic coursework, leadership training, and networking.