Blessing Akpan is a 22-year old Education student at the University of Uyo, Google certified educator, and social entrepreneur acting and advocating for quality education, for every child. She is the founder and lead mentor of The Innovative Child Network, which works to ensure that quality learning is accessible to every child by offering skill-based learning opportunities to tackle the global learning crisis and the learning poverty.
Passionate about Programming and coding, Blessing acts as a Scratch educator and Technovation student mentor, introducing and coaching children and teenagers to leverage technology to solve real-world problems.
As a youth advocate for Quality Education, Blessing is renowned for championing online and offline campaigns around themes of educational development such as Inclusive Education and literacy to positively Impact our community and the wider world. Through her initiative, The Innovative Child Network, Blessing ensures that quality learning is accessible to every child by offering skill-based learning opportunities to tackle the global learning crisis and the learning poverty.
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 2019 which has further strengthened her capacity as well as improved literacy ability of over 200 children in Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria and counting.
Also passionate about Gender equality and female leadership, She Leads Women Will Uyo, a global Google Brand & Reputation initiative focused on creating economic opportunity for women everywhere, so that they can grow and succeed. Helping women make the most technology to build skills, get inspired and connect with each other through training and thought leadership.
Blessing is a fellow of the Policy Alert’s Emerging Voices Program, Harmattan Cohort 2018, 2019 Learners’ Voice of World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE), African Young Leader (class of 2020) of Teennation and also Scholar at Youth-In-Education Mentoring academy as well as a Telemachus Youth (2020 cohort) of the Global Thinkers Forum.
Akwa Ibom Celebrates Blessing a young woman passionate about providing solutions to issues in her community through education, leadership and capacity building.