Raquel Kasham Daniel is a social entrepreneur working in marginalized communities in Nigeria, focusing on education for children and sexual & reproductive health for adolescent girls through Beyond the Classroom Foundation.
In 2015, she joined the Lagos Global Shapers of the World Economic Forum and received the LEAP Africa Social Innovator Program fellowship. She is a Climate Reality Leader, a Walter Carrington Fellowship Alumni, and a two time Mentor of the Queen’s Young Leaders Program.
Raquel is a recipient of the 2021 Women’s Achievers Award by the United States Government Exchanges Alumni Association, the 2021 Women of Change Award by Nile University of Nigeria, the 2021 African Luther King Heroes Award, 2016 Honour Nigeria Community Development Award by Trinity House, and a Coca-Cola Scholar at Enterprise Development Center of Pan Atlantic University.
In addition to one-on-one coaching, she also work with teams, facilitating clarity sessions and team workshops, while working closely with individuals interested in starting nonprofits to clarify and strengthen their structure, community awareness, volunteer engagement, and leadership capacity.
Raquel is the CEO of Bambini Africa, a social enterprise focused on creating educational and entertainment resources to promote reading, inspire learning, and spark creativity of children, while promoting the rich African culture and history.
Prior to this, she served as the Administrative Lead at the Secretariat of the Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council (in the office of the Vice President).
Raquel is also the author of FLOW: a girl’s guide to menstruation, There Is a New Virus in Town: a coronavirus awareness book for children; The Alphabet Books Series; Squeaky Clean for Boys and Girls, and many other books.
She brings enormous expertise, insight, and energy to all her projects. She loves to spend time with family and friends, read, watch TV, and write. She is also an avid traveler, reader, and lover of all things chocolate-peanut butter.
Raquel is a wife and a mother!