Isaiah Owolabi2019-2020 Columbia University Scholars
Co-Founder and Project Director, HACEY Health Initiative
Isaiah Owolabi is the Project Director and Co-founder of HACEY Health Initiative. HACEY Health leverages a multisectoral, multi-pronged, and inter-generational approach to significantly improve the life outcomes of women and girls. The “Hands up for HER (Health, Empowerment and Right)” initiative of HACEY has focal points in 13 states in Nigeria that carry out activities and have distributed over 25,314 birthing kits, provided HIV/AIDS counselling, testing and referral service for at least 10,000 women and provided over 20,000 long lasting insecticide treated nets. The “Back on Track” program has helped place more than 150 girls in vocational training and paired over 200 girls with mentors. The “Connecting Voices Against Gender Based Violence” program of the initiative has reached more than 100,000 young girls using web and mobile technology. Through their Code4impact program, they have provided media and digital skills training to over 1,000 women and girls.