Adepeju Jaiyeoba, has been awarded the 2018 Prince of Wales Young Sustainability Entrepreneur Award for her social enterprise that supplies birthing kits to health centres.
As the HRH Prince of Wales Young Sustainability Entrepreneur Prize winner, Adepeju Jaiyeoba receives a €50,000 cash award and the remaining seven winners will each receive a €8,500 cash award.
All winners benefit from tailored one-to-one mentoring sessions for 12 months provided by experts from Unilever and University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership.
Adepeju Jaiyeoba was chosen from eight winning entrepreneurs as the recipient of this year’s HRH The Prince of Wales Young Sustainability Entrepreneur Prize.
According to Clarence UK’s Prince Charles official Twitter handle, @clarencehouse, over 2000 persons sent in applications to the Unilever Young Entrepreneurs Awards, supported by the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership.
Adepeju Jaiyeoba is a Nigerian social entrepreneur and activist who created the Brown Button Foundation as well as Mother’s Delivery Kit which creates low cost health care options and delivery kits containing basic sterile supplies for expectant mothers in Nigeria.
Jaiyeoba trained as a lawyer and attended Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife. She also has background training in Business and Entrepreneurship from the University of Texas at Austin USA as well as the Coady International Institute, Canada.