Olympian Simidele Adeagbo partners with Malala Fund

<p>Courtesy of Simidele Adeagbo</p>

Courtesy of Simidele Adeagbo

“Girls are the leaders of tomorrow that we need to invest in today."

Simidele Adeagbo — the first woman from Africa to compete in skeleton at the Olympics — knows we’re at our best when we work together. When she made history at the 2018 Winter Olympics, Simidele had the support of her country, coaches, family and friends behind her. Now, she is rallying her team behind a new goal: raising $3,800 for Malala Fund in honour of her 38th birthday.

“I'm dedicating my birthday to girls' education because I believe investing in this new generation of leaders and teaching girls the skills they need to succeed will build strong, stable communities,” explains Simidele.

Using Malala Fund’s Give Lively fundraising platform, supporters can now become a member of Simidele’s team and help her reach her goal by creating their own personal fundraising pages. This new functionality allows team members to mobilise their communities and encourages collaboration (or competition!) between supporters.

To join Simidele’s team, click on the “Join Team” button on the team fundraiser page, create an account with Give Lively and customise your fundraising page by explaining why you want to raise money for Malala Fund. You can create momentum for your team by sharing the page’s link through social media, email or text.

Simidele’s education gave her the foundation and confidence to become the trailblazer she is today. Now, she wants to make sure that every girl has the same opportunity. “Girls are the leaders of tomorrow that we need to invest in today,” shares Simidele.

To join Simidele’s fundraising team visit:


Nicko Margolies is the digital fundraising manager. He works to expand Malala Fund’s online giving and engagement programmes, including special fundraising campaigns.

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