I grew up in Lagos, Nigeria, over 8,978 kilometres away from Hamilton, Ontario. Lagos is Nigeria’s largest city and one of the largest in sub-Saharan Africa. In August 2019 I made the decision to move to Canada to continue my education. I moved to Hamilton, Ontario where I was enrolled at Columbia International College. I graduated less than a year later in May of 2020.
Early in my life, I was always interested in taking things apart to see how they were designed. As I grew up, I developed a strong passion to study in the field of technology. Shortly after graduating, I applied to study ‘Mechanical Engineering’ at Ryerson University. I was accepted and began my course in August 2020. Mechanical Engineering is a very diverse field that will open up a lot of opportunities for my future. My goal is to be at the forefront of improving technology to better our society and the world as a whole.
I am honoured to be on Liberty For Youth’s youth council to provide insight from my generation’s perspective. My role entails researching the effects the COVID pandemic has had on youth incarceration rates, studying the effects incarceration has on youth, sharing my findings and providing solutions of improvement. I strongly believe that leading by example is key in mentoring and I hope to offer my knowledge and experience to improve the future for youth.