The village behind you™

Orphaned before his first birthday, Virgil Akama was raised by a small village in Nigeria.


Meet the Founder

Thelma Onyeka

Founder & Chair, Board of Trustees
Global Strategy & Operations, Meta

Passionate advocate for youth education and financial inclusion. Daughter of Virgil Akama, a climate change, emergency preparedness & disaster response expert.

Our Approach

Akama is a nonprofit organisation dedicated to exploring and addressing the key factors that impact higher education outcomes.

We believe that by providing students with the financial resources and guidance they need, we can help level the playing field.

We also believe that willing donors do not have an easy, traceable way to give to students and causes they really care about. We aim to address this.

Thank you for your interest in our work. 

How it Works

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