Charles Omofomwan

Founder/Executive Director

Noble Missions for Change Initiative, Nigeria

Charles is an organizational development professional and experienced project manager with over 10 years of leadership experience in the development sector. Charles has consulted for Save the Children and UNESCO in the past. Prior to Noble Missions for Change Initiative (Noble Missions), Charles worked with SOS Children’s Villages Nigeria as a full-time Program Coordinator in Abuja where he was in charge of the overall planning and implementation of a Family Strengthening program designed to empower families and communities as safety nets for children.

Charles is an alumnus of Y Combinator StartUp School, SpeedUp Africa, Founders Cafe, Global Startup Ecosystem Accelerator and Accountability Lab Incubator. Charles is also a trained Transparency and Accountability Practitioner (TAP) in Nigeria and an ACUMEN West African Fellowship 2020 finalist. In 2050, Africa will be home to 1 billion young people. Charles founded Noble Missions to leverage technology to remove barriers and improve access to quality education for these 1 billion people as a means to reduce hunger and poverty in Africa. One of the programs of Noble Missions is www.itakeactions.org, a custom-built online citizen engagement platform designed to give citizens opportunities to take civic actions for education and amplify citizens’ voices in their demand for accountability from the government in the provision of quality education in Nigeria.

He is also the national leader for GivingTuesday in Nigeria. Giving Tuesday is a global movement that leverage online and offline campaigns to encourage and promote generosity and a day of charitable giving. Charles, through Noble Missions, is part of an ongoing nation-wide advocacy campaign led by the Malala Fund to increase basic education funding and free education opportunities for children between the ages of 14 and 18 in Nigeria. And also a member of Open Alliance Nigeria. Open Alliance is a group of civil society organisations seeking to promote good governance in Nigeria.

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I Take Actions: a digital path to improved education in Nigeria

On ‘I Take Actions’ citizens can submit reports about the condition of public schools.

Calls for action are created, asking people to send an email, share a tweet, etc, and draw the government’s attention to the issues. Since launch over 1,000 civic actions have been taken, helping over 10,000 children in Nigeria.