The top 10 CNN heroes of 2018 is a platform to celebrate 10 remarkable trailblazers who have truly changed the world and found ways to use their knowledge and inspiration to help others.
Each of these heroes will receive a $10,000 cash prize. One of the 10 will be named “CNN Hero of the Year,” and receive an additional $100,000 for his or her cause.
One of the top 10 CNN heroes of 2018 is a Nigerian, Abisoye Ajayi-Akinfolarin.
Abisoye Ajayi-Akinfolarin is a computer programmer and the founder of Pearls Africa Foundation. A foundation that has helped more than 400 disadvantaged girls from the ages of 10 to 17 gain technical skills and confidence they need to transform their lives.
They also have the opportunity to visit tech companies to help them visualize themselves joining the industry. Most of these girls are from the slums and other challenging circumstances, such as orphanages, correctional homes and even a camp for those who’ve had to flee Boko Haram militants. .
Today, Abisoye is solving problems regarding less privileged girls through computer programming. So many young girls through her foundation have been to building apps to change their communities.