An Ambassador for Peace Award was presented to Mr Jamil O. Eniola, for his work in his home country of Nigeria. Mr Eniola founded the HEN Foundation which offers basic education, health care and, most importantly, empowerment, to young children in Nigeria. “We want to give them responsibility,” said Mr Eniola, “Everyone wants to restore their own dignity to, for example, take their family out of poverty.” Mr Eniola shared how he strives to be a peace-maker which is why UPF’s vision resonates with him. “Peace wants nothing,” he said, “We must understand each other as brothers and sisters.” He is deeply grateful that UPF have recognised his efforts in aiming to bring about peace. On looking to the future, he said: “My main ambition is to become someone who can make a positive impact and leave a legacy for others to follow.”
Jamil Eniola founded the Hen Foundation in 2013 with the aim of providing underprivileged communities in Africa with access to basic Healthcare, Education, and Empowerment.
Since then we have achieved numerous successes, including: Implementing Mathematics Skills Pilot Program into public schools in Nigeria, giving over 1500 primary school pupils access to additional education.
Assisting over 300 inner city students in Lagos State to find university places by providing free university entry forms and tutorial classes for the University Matriculation Examinations
Organizing free Cancer Screening programs in collaboration with the University of Ibadan Cancer Research Centre and the Femi Gbajabiamila Foundation. Donating medical equipment to the Cancer Research Centre, University of Ibadan and the Akerele Healthcare Centre in Lagos. Winning the Work Hero Award at the prestigious He For She Hero Awards (supported by UN Women).