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Towunmi Coker

Edmonton, AB

Towunmi Coker is a social entrepreneur and a business entrepreneur who has also established herself in the non-profit field by being the founder of at least two non-profits. Then non-profit she founded in Canada provides educational and social programming with three core foundational pillars – financial stability, quality education and safe health practices, to vulnerable members from low-income and under-resourced communities. Towunmi is wholly committed to inspiring, motivating and empowering vulnerable youth and women to be the best they can be. She is passionate about improving quality of life by promoting access to inclusive education, financial literacy and socioeconomic empowerment which can equip people with the relevant tools required to live a meaningful life while achieving their set goal. Towunmi has provided over 20 programs in Nigeria and Canada with 30,000 beneficiaries and volunteers. She is currently board member, Greater Edmonton Health Advisory Council, AHS and Royal Commonwealth Society, Community Working Group Lead for the Americas and the Caribbean. Towunmi has provided opportunities for low-income students in the TCLI program who have received educational support, school materials, cash prizes for literary and poetry competitions, digital library and mentorship to enhance their classroom experience and present career pathways available through TCLI.

TCLI Digital Library

TCLI digital library aims to provide an online resource for books to provide ease of access on books by visible minority groups to both visible minority groups (to increase their knowledge on existence of those books and learn from the stories they have written ) and those interested in their stories **** I however have two projects I'm working on. The second one is creating an efficient volunteer management system to enhance recruitment and retention of volunteers towards aiding the goals, mission and vision of TCLI Foundation.

About this Project

Communities Served

My project will involve and/or impact the following communities:

  • Refugees & newcomers
  • Racial or visible minorities
  • Multi-barrier populations

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

When it comes to community impact projects, the UN has created 17 Sustainable Development Goals. These are the Sustainable Development Goals associated with my project.

  • SDG 11: Sustainable cities and communities
  • SDG 10: Reduced inequalities
  • SDG 3: Good health and Well-being
  • SDG 4: Quality education
  • SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals

How the project works

TCLI Digital library: users create account/login, create profile, search for and read books either for free or as a paid user, have their catalogue Volunteer: We do not have how it works, this is what I'm hoping to achieve in this program

Project Impact

Digital library: An online library rich in books by visible minorities thereby creating access, and education. Volunteer: Sustainable system for TCLI Foundation, and opportunity for volunteers to contribute to community growth via volunteering.

Project Mission

Digital library: Seek to create access to books by visible minority groups to visible minority groups and those interested in their stories. Volunteer: Seeks to create an efficient system of recruiting and retaining volunteers to enhance TCLI Foundation's operation towards making it sustainable and ensure its mission, vision and purpose are achieved.

Project Team

  • Towunmi Coker
  • Manali Solanki - Volunteer scrum master/project coordinator
  • Still building team