OLUWATODIMU BANKOLE

OLBIOS CORRESPONDENT CYPRUS

Oluwatodimu Bankole was born in Nigeria. She is a certified human rights trainer and also a co-founder of the Humanitarian Aid Program which is an organisation that raises donations for refugees on a large scale. Accordingly, she is a human rights activist for the No Hate Speech Movement which is a campaign founded by the youth sector of the Council of Europe to tackle hate speech and enhance human rights education. As an activist, she develops effective and non-violent tools such as bookmarks, which contain counter narratives and alternative narratives that can be used to combat hate speech. 
Previously, she has worked as a child counsellor to vulnerable children in Nigeria and a co-opted protection officer of children and vulnerable adults in Cyprus. Furthermore, she briefly worked as a board member with the African Chapter of Jobs without Borders which required her direct the ambassadors and volunteers on how to give humanitarian assistance to youths in Africa. In addition, she worked as a collaborator with One Woman At A Time (OWAAT) to help victims of sex trafficking from Nigeria to Italy. She currently works as a volunteer social worker for refugees, asylum seekers and migrant workers. Also, she assists in teaching basic English language to refugees and asylum seekers in order to help with their integration into the society.

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