Student, University Of Uyo
Blessing Akpan is an author, educationist and a tech enthusiast with major strength in social media marketing. She currently studies English Education at the University of Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. Passionate about programming and coding, Blessing is a Scratch educator, introducing and enlightening kids about technology via the Scratch programming platform. Blessing acts as a student mentor for Technovation. In this role, she trains and supports young girls to solve real world problems in local and global communities using technology.
A social entrepreneur with over three years experience in Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) programming, Blessing is an active child advocate whose passion is to rethink the educational sector in Nigeria beginning from the school curriculum. She envisions a system where quality education is accessible to every citizen and becomes the ship on which sustainable development is built. Hence, her #1Child1Book campaign in 2018 which has further strengthened her capacity as well as improved literacy ability of over 100 rural children in Akwa Ibom State and counting.
She hopes to see a world where every child, regardless of their socio-economic status and background will have access to quality education to better prepare them for the future.