As a first-generation college student, my mom stressed the value of education and led by example by obtaining her MBA, while working and raising two children as a single mom. As a result, education has been an important part of my family culture and a personal passion.
I’m particularly passionate about the state of inequality within our education system as it relates to gender (globally) and socioeconomic status (both nationally and globally). For these reasons, I’m excited to announce my partnership with Project ALOE. Project ALOE, along with its community partners, supports and encourages college-bound girls by providing beauty essentials and education at a send-off event in honor of their achievements, while modeling the importance of giving back to others.
Project ALOE is an initiative rooted in the importance of educating women and promoting healthy living. Statistics have shown that educating women opens doors for more opportunities and has a positive, ripple effect on society. Through the simple act of offering college-bound girls health & beauty essentials and mentorship, Project ALOE strives to impact the lives of future generations locally and beyond. In less than five years, Project ALOE has provided hundreds of care packages for young women attending colleges and universities across the United States.
“Project ALOE has been a labor of love for almost 5 years. One day, I woke up and realized that I was in a position to give the help that I once needed. The Lord has blessed me with a servant’s heart, and I give Him the glory for the idea for Project ALOE. I look forward to encouraging more girls to pursue higher education and to assisting them on their journey,” said founder Jumoke Dada.