Ewajesu Asala is a young lady that hails from Ondo state, a graduate of Accounting from Ladoke Akintola University of Technology with 6 years of active participation in youth development work, especially grassroots NGOs.
In 2003 she started her youth development work with a youth-led NGO in Ogbomosho named The Intellectual Group (a youth led NGO that is part of Global Youth Network on HIV/AIDS) as the Director of Activities where she was part of the team that started Information Technology seminars in the school to raise the awareness of the university authority on the need to raise the IT level of the university and the benefits of doing such. She served as the Oyo state coordinator for youth input into the Nigerian Youth declaration on the world summit for Information Society (1st Phase) and changed role in 2005 to become the Director for Media and Public Relations with The Intellectual Group where she led the team to produce GLOBALILO, a youth focused newsletter with a circulation of 2000 copies. During her tenure she and the executive team led the group from a university led NGO to actively participating in national youth related issues such as the national AIDS conference in 2004.
She is an associate member of Nigerian Institute of Management, she exudes her managerial qualities in projects that she has worked with the team of other young professionals to plan and execute, one of which is the Future Leaders Mentoring project for 50 thousand SS 2 students in Oyo State, on behalf of Oyo State Government and Visible Impact Limited in 2008/Feb 2009.
She was the Operations Officer of G-Media, a media brand management firm in the central business district in FCT Abuja and is currently a partner at E-Cube Consulting Limited and has gained a lot of experience over the years working with young people especially women.
She worked (as the program officer) and volunteered for the past five years for Digital Peers International in planning and organizing its yearly ICT summer camp which attracts more than 400 young people. (http://www.digitalpeers.org/)
She currently works as the Country Director of African Women and Youth organization (http://www.awyo.de/) and the serves as the Nigerian Representative to the Commonwealth Youth caucus of which is the Deputy Chair of the African Region.
She is an avid programs and media manager and a writer; in 2007, she won the first prize in the CYBER PEACE CONTEST organized by Suzanne Mubarak Women’s International peace Movement and Hewitt Packard in Egypt.
Ewajesu believes in a new Nigeria and Africa where young men and women would have equal opportunity to develop themselves for the benefit of national development. She is also committed to working to see that dream come to reality. Ewajesu maintains a blog on http://www.ewajesu.tigblogs.org/ and http://ewajesu.blogspot.com/