By: Habiba Cooper Diallo
On February 6th, I was invited to speak at Dalhousie University by the Black Student Advising Centre (BSAC) for the event The Road to Success Narratives of Black Youth. The event theme was Rising Stars: My Journey.
Mrs. Oluronke Taiwo, BSAC's advisor, who extended the invitation to me asked me to tell my story about founding my own non-profit, WHOI, and the successes and challenges I have encountered along the way.
Habiba Cooper Diallo
I am a Canadian fistula advocate and blogger, and the founder of the Women’s Health Organization International, WHOI. I have been doing fistula awareness-building in Canada for the past 10 years. My work on fistula has led me to Guinea, Ethiopia, and Sierra Leone. I have been featured in Forbes, the HuffPost, and UNFPA