Aderonke Adesewa Dairo is a seasoned health professional and advocate, Psychologist, and
Social justice crusader; born in Ibadan on the 19th of July to the family of Engr. Olufemi and
Mrs. Folasade Dairo who hails from the famous Fadairo family at Oke-Ofa, in Ibadan North-East
Local Government area of Oyo State. Her family background is a rich mix of professionalism,
industry, community leadership, and service. Her grandfather, Pa Fawole Fadairo was the
Awise of Ibadanland.
Aderonke began her early education in Ronk New Age Primary School, Akobo, and proceeded
to Command Day Secondary School Adekunle Fajuyi Army Cantonment in Ojoo area of Ibadan.
Upon completion of her secondary education, she relocated to the United Kingdom for further
studies. The disciplined training style of the Nigerian Army school system formed a solid
foundation for Aderonke’s work ethics and social success in the UK as a medical practitioner.
Aderonke is the founder of United Together Foundation UK, a Non-profit Organization that
educates on and brings people together in the fight against bullying, racism & discrimination.
She also set up a UK-based, Nigeria-focused charity called Only-in-Nigeria Foundation which
works to eradicate poverty through the provision of educational support (scholarships and back
to school projects), business grants for single mothers, skills training programs, Police widows’
support and sexual health advice- including a free drop-in clinic. She also is the founder of
Aderonke Omo Dairo (AOD) Foundation<ref>https://www.aderonkedairo.com</ref>, an NGO
with a vision to change the African narrative concerning widows, tackles the prevalent issues of
rape on young girls whilst also empowering single mothers, widows and unemployed youths
with a view to reducing poverty in our communities with a mission to ensure a healthy populace
which is fundamental to poverty alleviation.
Some of her past humanitarian acts include:
Scholarship grants to best two (2) students of government schools in the city of Ibadan
Payment for UTME forms for 4 children of single mothers based in Ibadan.
Free medical outreach conducted in 4 wards within Ibadan N/E local government. Oke Offa,
Koloko, OjeElewa.(checks consisted of vitals check, blood pressure check, diabetes test,
pregnancy test, and arthritis test). Over 1,500 patients benefited from this outreach within 5
days where free drugs were dispensed to over 80% of patients diagnosed.
Free sexual health lectures delivered to over 700 Senior Secondary School Students across
three (3) Secondary Schools in Ibadan (Bashorun High school, IMG Secondary School, Oke
Offa, including her alma Mata, Command Day Secondary School
One-on-one counseling conducted for selected students who confidentially admitted to sexual
molestation and assaults at the various schools.
2,600 pieces of free sanitary pads and 3,000 note pads distributed across the schools where
sexual health talks were given.
Food palliatives including sanitizers give distributed to some communities in Ibadan at the peak
of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Aderonke has also been at the forefront of the agitation for stricter punishments for convicted
rapists in Oyo State and Nigeria as a whole. She initiated a petition
rapist?source_location=topic_page</ref> to the Oyo State government in June 2020 following a
series of rapes and murder that ravaged the state asking for stricter penalties for convicted
rapists and has not relented in sensitizing her people on the dastardly act ever since. Aderonke
has equally made several contributions to society during this time of pandemic by granting
virtual interviews on different social media platforms and giving palliatives to some communities
in Ibadan. Her AOD Foundation currently has a human right clinic that provides legal advice and
helps people of little means on minor misdemeanors while the health clinic focuses on free
health outreaches within the Ibadan metropolis.
Besides being a philanthropist, Aderonke also has an eye for the art and business of fashion.
She founded the Glasgow Fashion Week <ref>http://www.gfashionweek.co.uk/</ref> which is a
unique event that combines international conferences, workshops, displays, and fashion shows
in a sustainable and ethical manner.
She loves reading, going to the cinema, playing table tennis and badminton.
Her personal life philosophy is summarized in her motto: “We rise by lifting others!”