In 2016, Iyabo Theresa Ogionwo graduated from the Bachelor programme in Social Work - Specialization International Social Work at the University of Gävle. During the studies she lived in Gävle with her family and played an active role in the local community.
2019, Theresa passed away, far too young, and soon after her family started a foundation named Iyabo Theresa Ogionwo Memorial Foundation. Today the foundation offers scholarships to African students who want to take the same study programme as Theresa did.
On Monday 9 May Theresa’s portrait will be installed at the University of Gävle. The portrait will serve as inspiration to other students who, like Theresa did, want to fight for human rights and stand up for people in need.
Please take part of Theresa’s story and the work of the foundation at www.iyabotheresa.com
The installation will take place in 51:229 at 9.00. A warm welcome!