A generation of values is silently leaving us, without creating and mentoring today’s generation. However, there is hope…there are individuals, non-governmental and non-profit organisations that are doing commendable work, to not let this happen.
It is here that Bolakoka hopes to lend a hand. In its small way, Bolakoka advances values that contribute to the development of individuals.

IN MENTORING GIRLS

Our Founder, Bolatito Bayo-Puddicombe launched the 30 LAMPS mentoring initiative in 2015 for teenage girls by helping to further the cause of mentoring women at the Idea Builders Initiative by Mrs Lucy Kanu and creating a framework for mentoring girls of Queen’s College with the school management, staff and community of Old Girls.

Volunteer Mentors Orientation program for the girls of Queen’s College (2014/2015 Session)
Volunteer Mentors, Sponsors and Members of the Queen’s College Old Girls Association at the 2015 Mentoring Symposium
Panelists & Volunteer Mentors at the 2015 Mentoring Symposium
Tolu Dada, 30 Lamps Mentor developing the assets of the girls of Wesley College, Nigeria
Bolatito Bayo-Puddicombe teaching Self-Confidence at Wesley College, Lagos, Nigeria
Empowering the girls with resources to develop life skills

IN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

The business of Bolakoka has provided support for the community efforts of our founder since 2008 through;

  1. Nigeria’s National Youth Service Corps Millennium Development Goals Advocacy Project
  2. Teenage Re-orientation and Neighborhood Recycling for The Ajegunle Project
  3. The Women Mentoring Women Program at the Idea Builders Initiative
Teaching children Family and Community Life Values towards the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals in Dutse, Jigawa, Nigeria – 2008
Fostering Nigeria’s National values at Junior Secondary School, Kachi, Dutse, Jigawa State, Nigeria in 2008
Best Corps Volunteer Merit Award from the NYSC Millennium Development Goals Advocacy Project, Jigawa State, Nigeria in 2008
Value re-orientation program for young people living in Ajegunle, Apapa, Lagos, Nigeria in 2011

Initiators of The Ajegunle Project (TAP) advocating for a clean neighborhood with Wecyclers in 2012
2012 Mentees Orientation at the Idea Builders Women Mentoring Women Program
At the Idea Builders 2012 Mentoring Walk with Support Contender, Chioma Sylvie Mgbaramuko who is now Programs Manager at 30 LAMPS
Volunteer Mentor, Ijeoma Osadebe leading her Sanitation team at the 2012 Environmental Pay-It-Forward Project Day in Queen’s College, Nigeria
Members of the Peer Mentoring Club sensitizing the rest of the school community on their Pay-It-Forward Project
2012 Mentoring Day in Queens College Nigeria
2012 Mentoring Pay-It-Forward Project for Idea Builders Women Mentoring Women Platform
Awarded the Best Pay Forward Mentoring Project in the 2012 Mentoring Challenge by the Idea Builders Initiative
Mentor (Bolatito) and Mentee (Tomi) at the 2014 Mentoring Walk & Symposium Nigeria
With Dr Angela Attah, a senior mentor and advocate of Mentoring in Nigeria

Bolakoka covers a substantial part of the logistics required to facilitate these mentoring efforts, with cash and in-kind support from individuals towards the development of life skills and values amongst teenagers and young people in Nigeria.