Rosemary Ganley The Peterborough Examiner August 30, 2018
Kemi Akapo could well become the toast of Town Ward this coming election. With its population of 10,000 people, the area comprises the downtown streets, stately old homes, student digs, performance sites, businesses, restaurants, the waterfront and cultural centres. In fact, she chose Market Hall for her campaign launch August 1.
She will face Jane Davidson, Jenny Lanciault, Dean Pappas and Jim Russell.
Kemi's own background has prepared her for leadership roles. She was born into the Yoruba tribe in Lagos, Nigeria, to a family of professional parents, and spent some for her childhood in the city of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. She grew up speaking English. She recalls a childhood of social service led by her mother who took her on weekly visits to an orphanage.
After following her older brother (she has three of these) to Trent in 2005- 2009, she studied English literature and international development. Following graduation, Kemi was scooped up by Trent to work in the Office of Student Affairs where she worked for five years until becoming Coordinator of Settlement Services for the New Canadians' Centre four years ago. She continued to take courses in women's and gender studies. Continue Reading >Here<
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