Yetunde Adeola

Yetunde Adeola is a prospective candidate for the Gravesham Borough Council elections in 2019.

She is a Career Advisor and Community Development Consultant; has an educational background in Guidance & Counselling and also, possesses a Bachelor degree in Education and Community Development; she is a mother of 4 and very passionate about community development and women empowerment.

Since 2007, Yetunde Adeola has been supporting the integration of Black communities in Kent; volunteered and partnered with relevant institutes and statutory bodies to reach out to the African community, to engage and empower less privileged individuals. Very passionate about family support and community cohesion; she formed African Caribbean Forum (ACF) in 2009; initiated programs and projects that address Black Ethnic Minority concerns and bridges the gap between BME and local opportunities.

Between 2010 and 2015, Yetunde provided a free Enterprise Club; a business start-up forum that serves referrals from Dartford, Gravesham and Medway Job Centres; through which many unemployed were trained and empowered to become gainfully employed or self-employed.

In 2014, Yetunde founded another organisation that mentors, empowers and supports Women and Faith groups in leadership development roles in order to affect their lives and communities positively (Women of Faith Foundation). The organisation helps to raise female mentors who contribute their talent and time to build and support other women suffering in silence; it engages young females with mentors who support them to develop their career or vision in order to achieve their purpose in life.

Yetunde manages and also mentors at Youth Ngage; another organisation that brings BME young people from North Kent together, to get involved and engage with their communities and break the postcode groupings and anti-social behaviours.

Apart from these voluntary roles, Yetunde works part time as Career Advisor and business development consultant at Community Coaching & Training Medway. She has developed and executed numerous projects across Kent, Medway and London.