About Us

Who we are

We are Nigeria’s premier volunteering database. We aim to connect people with a heart for service, with non-profit organizations that champion causes of positive change in the society; ultimately empowering the creed to be the difference we want to see.

Our Objective

A prevalent inhibiting factor in the field of voluntary service is the scarcity of comprehensive information on existing non-profit organizations, altruistic efforts and volunteer/partnership opportunities.

At Be The Difference, we provide and promote details on credible non-profit organizations and volunteering opportunities within these groups. We strive towards bridging the information gap by proffering up to date notifications on new volunteer opportunities and recent strides in humanitarian efforts.

 

At our helm of affairs are highly skilled consultants delivering utmost professionalism and targeted solutions. We believe in empowering a difference which has the capacity to foster positive change in our immediate environment.

Over the years, what we ultimately have succeeded in doing is bridging the gap between volunteers and opportunities around them in Nigeria; this was only possible with the our seasoned management team.

We also have opportunities in our consultants working group program, for highly skilled individuals who wish to be part of our success story.

Volunteering is not easy. We know this first hand, its why we place high value on our volunteers and treat them accordingly.

We employ a slightly rigorous process in recruiting volunteers. This is so because we understand volunteering is a serious venture, and as such, we need serious minded individuals who posses the potential to make a difference.

Are you up to the task? why not sign up with us.

We partner with forward-thinking non-profits cum NGOs with the ultimate aim of making the society better for all. Some of our partners include:
  • - Beyond Usual 
  • - WeCyclers
  • - Jakin
  • - Beibei
  • - Kids Clean, amongst others.

At some point in life, we all look back recollecting our memories. Some, we smile at, and others? well…

We are creating awesome experiences at BeTheDifference. Take a look at our gallery to have a feel of some of the beautiful times we’ve had.

We offer real opportunities with tangible results. Our volunteers are passionate about what they do and our partner organizations appreciate the efforts.

Talk is cheap. Its why we take action.


Team Members


 

Mofe Ibrahim Binitie

Mofe Ibrahim Binitie

Team Member

Mofe Ibrahim Binitie has over a decade of experience volunteering for non-profits and start-ups. He is passionate about driving societal change through civic engagement. Mofe holds an MBA from the University of Oxford and is a World Economic Forum Global Shaper.

Mariam Amusan

Mariam Amusan

Team Member

Mariam Amusan holds a B.Sc in Economics from the University College Dublin, Ireland. Mariam is passionate about transforming processes and institutions through people. She is a Human Resource consultant in one of the leading consulting firms

Aima Nwafor-Ohiwerei

Aima Nwafor-Ohiwerei

Team Member

Aima Nwafor-Ohiwerei is a driven individual with an uninhibited passion for children and education through mentoring and volunteer work. She holds a BA in Administration and Management from the University of Bangor, Wales, she is a tax consultant in one of the leading consulting firms.

Tobi Lafinhan

Tobi Lafinhan

Team Member

Tobi Lafinhan is a civil engineer with experience working for leading organisations in West Africa across a variety of industries including tech; setting goals, monitoring progress and ensuring smooth operations.

He volunteers at a number of creative circles and also currently leads MEST Africa’s regional search for the continent’s most promising software entrepreneurs as well as supports international marketing and recruitment for teaching fellows into its Pan-African training program.

Mary-Anne Momoh-Ige

Mary-Anne Momoh-Ige

Team Member

Mary-Anne Momoh-Ige is a bright and dynamic lawyer, who obtained her Bachelor of Laws Degree from the University of Benin, Nigeria. Thereafter she went on to further her studies at the Nigerian Law School Abuja and thereafter, she obtained a Masters Degree with Distinction in International Business Law (with sub-specialties in Economic Regulation and Corporate& Commercial Law) from the University of London. Her legal career has constituted of a stint as Counsel at a renowned commercial law firm, she has also functioned as the Legal Adviser/Secretary to the Board of Trustees of an NGO, in addition she spent a brief duration as a Company Secretary to a management & consulting firm.

Lauretta Onwuegbuzie

Lauretta Onwuegbuzie

Team Member

Lauretta Onwuegbuzie is currently pursuing a law degree at the University of Lagos, Akoka. She is the Community Manager of Be The Difference. She has worked as a volunteer for many initiatives and Non-governmental organizations which have focused on subjects ranging from STEM promotion to Open Data, Legal Awareness, Community engagement and so on. She hopes to contribute immensely to the growth of society in the social enterprise/ social impact sector.

Lola Talabi-Oni

Lola Talabi-Oni

Board Member

Ms. Lola Talabi-Oni has over 15 years of research, policy, marketing & entrepreneurial experience. Her professional experiences include stints with IBM Global Business Services, Goodwin Procter LLP, Cadbury Nigeria, LTC-JWT Nigeria.She holds a B.Com (Honours) in marketing & International Management from the TeflerSchool of Management, University of Ottawa. She is a candidate for the Executive Masters in Public Policy at the London School of Economics. She is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing & ESOMAR.In 2008, she founded Brentt Consulting Ltd., which provides market research & business advisory services to SMEs. In 2014, Ms. Talabi-Oni served as a member of the World Economic Forum Africa 2014 Secretariat Team on behalf of the Federal Government of Nigeria. She currently serves as a Technical Advisor to the Statistician- General of the Federation at the National Bureau of Statistics.In 2012, she was appointed a WEF Global Shaper, and in 2014 was elected to the leadership role of Curator for the 2014-2015 year.

Emilia Asim Ita

Emilia Asim Ita

Board Member

Emilia Asim, is a graduate (MSc. & BSc.) of Mass Communication from the University of Lagos, Akoka. She loves to bring ideas to life, read and write, and is passionate about learning, meeting and connecting people. For the past seven years, she has worked on the Strategy and External Relations portfolios for ThistlePraxis Consulting as Senior Consultant, a company which she co-founded in July 2010. She is a mentor for Queens  Young  Leaders  (YLP)  Programme by Cambridge University, U. K  and the Tony  Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme (TEEP).  Emilia is an Associate Fellow, Nigeria Leadership  Initiative (NLI) and an advisory board member of  TechPlus™.In September 2017, she was elected to serve on the World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers Advisory Council on Impact for a term of two (2) years after serving as Curator of the Lagos Hub

Prajna Singh

Prajna Singh

Board Member

Prajna has a background and experience in impact assessment and monitoring. She has consulted with projects ranging from education, to clean energy and micro-finance. She is passionate about understanding and measuring impact. Prajna has as a master in Sociology from Delhi School of Economics and an MBA from Oxford University.

 

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