Mohammed Sabokeana holds a Master’s degree in Development Studies from the Nigerian Defense Academy, Kaduna State, Nigeria and is a Fellow of LEAP Africa. His service to humanity has been around the civic space as a leading member of a new generation of civic advocates for good governance social justice, peace and unity in Nigeria for over five years.
The major focus of Mohammed Sabokeana’s work has been the human rights of a vast community of street children in northern Nigeria called the Almajiri, which precludes over 10 million children from education, democratic participation and the civic space. He has demonstrated great mobilization capacity by putting the Almajiri child rights crisis on the consciousness of the nation and international scene through the Almajiri child rights initiative founded by him in 2014.
Mohammed has received various awards for support of the Almajiri children. Some of the awards include, United Nations SDGs award in Bonn Germany, Ambassador of Peace award by Universal Peace Federation in Missouri, USA and NCMG international Peace Builder Award Nigeria.
Based on place level activities of the Almajiri Child Right Initiative in Northern Nigeria, Mohammed Sabokeana has made presentations at the Nigerian Senate in Abuja, UN General Assembly, SDGS, Zone in New York, African commission on human and People’s rights in Egypt and International conference on human trafficking and social Justice at University of Toledo Ohio State.