(Akogun) Akin Ogunmowo

–  Chairman and Founder

(Akogun) Hakeem Akintunde Ogunmowo’s foray into technology was via telecoms that began many years ago when he collaborated with Global Communications Services, Inc. a New Jersey, USA-based company to build satellite links between Nigeria, USA, and DRC using VOIP technology to terminate voice and data across the continents. This made him one of the pioneers that brought this telecommunication technology into Nigeria.

As a child, Akogun had always dreamt of building a structure that would cause other people to marvel at the creativity of humans. This prompted him to take courses on architectural drafting at Trade Technical College, Los Angeles.

Akogun’s love for art and good designs lead to the birth of his award-winning architectural design and build company, Summer Bloom Homes which he heads alongside a team of other skilled professionals. SBH would later go on to become one of the best architectural design and build companies, with a good clientele base in Los Angeles CA.

Acknowledging the high impact of digital technology made in the course of his career, Akogun thought to leverage his experience to assist youths, specifically the less privileged to carve a path for themselves in the digital world.

The Founder’s Statement
It Takes a Village…
The idea to establish APF first came to me in 2020 when I reflected on the several privileges and support I got from my immediate and extended family members as a young growing child.
After much deliberation, I decided to launch this foundation on my birthday, the 6th of April, 2023 as a way of paying it forward. I hope to fulfill the dreams of young people from underserved communities by building a system that allows them to obtain tech skills that are highly important for self and professional development.

“I believe that every youth, regardless of their living circumstances, should be  given equal opportunities to learn tech skills. This is what prompted us to begin this journey of providing quality access to resources that will empower these individuals to pursue their ambitions.”

Over time, I recognized that the road to uplifting youths from marginalized communities requires a collaborative effort from all sectors of society. This is why I and my team of amazing individuals keep working hard together to provide these youths with enough tools they need to be agents of transformation and help build a brighter future for generations to come.

It takes a village to raise a child, let us be that village!