He is a Startingbloc Fellow and an awardee of the Federal Government of Nigeria’s Youth with Enterprise and Innovation in Nigeria (YouWIN) program and a recipient of the National Youth Service Corps Entrepreneurship Development Project Award.
At the moment he is conducting a research on sustainability models for CSOs/NGOs with focus on alternative and contemporary sources of funding.
He serves as volunteer coach and mentor to over 2000 teachers and school owners on the Teachers Professional Development Social Media Network. He is on the Beyond School Challenge Team of the Mandela Washington Fellowship Alumni Association and is involved in the Diamond Challenge for High School Entrepreneurs a University of Delaware programme.
Tola is passionate about youth and women development and the eradication of extreme poverty in the world through quality education.