The village behind you®

Orphaned before his first birthday, Virgil Akama was raised by a small village in Nigeria.

Meet the Founder

Thelma Onyeka

Founder & Chair, Board of Trustees
Global Strategy & Operations, Meta

“The challenge for so many students who don’t have financial backing, is finding the time to get support. If the problem statement is that it takes a village, Akama is the village behind millions of students who will contribute to our society for future generations.”

Data-driven funding

At Akama Fund, we understand that data is a powerful tool in identifying the areas of greatest need and determining how best to allocate resources.

Our platform analyzes data on areas where there are not enough students registered, we work to raise awareness and encourage participation through targeted outreach and education initiatives.

Additionally, we use data to identify disparities in representation and allocate resources to underrepresented groups.

Our commitment to data-driven decision making enables us to make a meaningful impact on students’ lives and contribute to building a more equitable society.

Thank you for your interest in our work. 

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