Olalekan Odedeyi is the former BME Officer of Middlesbrough, Pioneer
and Political Education Officer of Tees Valley BME Forum. Olalekan is
the Vice Chair of Unite Community Teesside & Durham Branch.
Olalekan Odedeyi was celebrated as one of the the talented young black
Teessiders making a difference in North East region, and he was honoured
as the award winner of the Community Recognition Award, Black Youth
Olalekan is the brainchild behind Save the Woman, an African led
organization, providing advocacy support to families of children in
care. Following their intervention and early support of strategic plans
through initiation of Africentric Parenting Skills Course, in the
project’s first year, we have safely facilitated return of ten (10)
children from the care system, directly protected sixteen (16) children
from entering care, and directly empowered and impacted hundreds more
families through the Africentric Parenting Skills Course.