Ms. Mawuenana Ami Yomkepe and Hikmat Baba Dua have successfully graduated from the prestigious Moremi Initiative Leadership and Empowerment Development (MILEAD) Fellows Institute.

They were among 28 young women selected from Africa and the diaspora who have shown the promise, courage and commitment to lead and shape the future of Africa.

The Fellows were chosen through a highly competitive selection process and criteria based on their outstanding leadership promise, community service accomplishments, and commitment to the advancement of women in Africa.

The Program is a long-term leadership development program designed to identify, develop and promote emerging young African women leaders to attain and thrive in leadership in their community and Africa as a whole.

A statement issued by Moremi Initiative for Women?s Leadership in Africa noted that Ms. Mawuenana Ami Yomkepe, Founder and CEO of Afro Mod Trends, was selected for her outstanding achievements as an architect and a budding entrepreneur with a vision for societal change through fashion as a medium for impacting lives.

Moved by a ?deep passion for entrepreneurship and job creation?, Ms Yomekpe said she made a bold move and launched her clothing line, Afro Mod Trends in September 2011 and has grown it into a recognized brand with clients all over the world.

Not only has Ami turned her passion into profit but she is also committed to helping many others to unlock their full potential. Afro Mod Trends in partnership with Utopia-Wishlist (a volunteer organization focused on improving the education of poor and less fortunate children in society) is currently on a project dubbed Reading Club 2012/2013 at Omanjor D/A basic school at Ofankor, a suburb of Accra.

The Reading Club Project aims to improve on the students? written and spoken English by piquing their interest in reading, providing them with the required resources and organizing assisted reading sessions for the students with members of the organization.

From every purchase of a product from the clothing line, a contribution is made for the purchase of a book to support the Reading Club project.

The MILEAD Fellows converged in Accra, Ghana from July 12 to August 2, 2013 for the 2013 MILEAD Leadership Institute, which was hosted by the Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana, Legon.


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