African Diaspora Network’s nomination committee has identified 10 Builders of Africa’s Future awardees this year. Each BAF Awardee will receive a $5,000.00 Financial Award thanks to our partners at the United States African Development Foundation (USADF) and training thanks to the Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship.
Sr. Celestina Nwodo is a Catholic Rev. Sister from the Congregation of Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur. The Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur is a religious institution in the Catholic Church working in different countries of the world including Nigeria. Her apostolate is all round education for the poor especially the girl child. Sr. Celestina works in Notre Dame Girls’ Academy, Amoyo, Kwara State, Nigeria as the school bursar.
Notre Dame Girls’ Academy is owned and managed by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur in Nigeria to give quality and affordable education for the poor especially girls, who are most of the time disadvantaged. Students learn academic and acquire skills such as tailoring and sewing, making of footwear, flower vas, earrings, necklace, bead-bangles etc. The students are being taught Artwork and drawings, Catering, weaving and many other skills. The vision of our organization is to prepare young women for life.