Getting to know Onyinye Udokporo
Welcome to my blog – a safe space for all where I’ll be giving you an insight into my life, my thoughts and my passions. A good place to start is with an introduction. I’m Onyinyewchukwu Jakirichi Ekpereamaka Chiatuogo Udokporo and I'm very happy for you all to call me - Onyinye.
In another blog post, I’ll go into more detail about my name, heritage and history because it’s important and dear to me. Right now, a significant fact about me that I want to share with you is that I’m no longer a student (for now).
For most of my life I have been branded as a student in some capacity and of course that makes sense – I have spent 19 years of my 22-year-old life going through different educational institutions. It’s likely that you’re reading this having known me as a student in recent times. That chapter of my life came to an abrupt end during this COVID-19 pandemic and being truthful, I wasn’t sure how to introduce myself moving forward. I had always been a student and a good one too! I won awards, achieved good grades and thoroughly enjoyed my time in the structured environments of school and university. After six months of a lot of thinking, soul searching and redefining, I have a new introduction I’m happy with and I want to share it with you.
I’m the CEO and founder of Enrich Learning, an online education platform and tuition centre that I started building when I was 12…I guess that makes me an entrepreneur. I have been working in the education sector for over a decade and I’m deeply passionate about increasing access to opportunity using education as a tool to help others create their own success. I consider myself to be an educator. I’m dyslexic and a proud advocate of neurodiversity. I signed my first book deal aged 22. My first book is about my life as black dyslexic woman. The book deal is something I am incredibly proud of and it allows me to call myself an author. I’m also an orator…by that I mean I love public speaking and I’ll seize any opportunity to share my message on a stage, I’m an active public speaker. Above all, I’m a pioneer of social mobility. I grew up in an underserved community and have parents who sacrificed a lot to enable me to be everything I have mentioned above and more. I want to give as many people the hope, belief, and determination to do the same incredible things as me and more.
I hope you’re ready to delve deep into my writings with an open mind. I can assure you that we’ll laugh, we may cry (happy tears I hope!), we’ll think, we’ll discuss, and we won’t always agree (and that’s okay). The most important thing to me is that we build a community filled with love – this will create space for us to learn from each other. I would love to know what you what to learn from me! Please feel free to get in touch with me via any one of the social media channels below. I’m looking forward to getting to know you all!