Odelia Bempah is a co-founder of Afya Collective. She carries a strong passion for youth development, social justice, and human rights. This has been reflected in her substantial work as a youth development leader and as an Employment Consultant at the Yonge Street Mission in Toronto, Ontario. In this role, Odelia coordinated and facilitated an employment essentials and life skills program for marginalized and newcomer youth to Canada with the aim of ending chronic poverty in Toronto. In December 2018, Odelia obtained her MSc in Global Public Health and Policy at Queen Mary University London. While studying abroad, Odelia collaborated with her colleagues to form an initiative called BridgetoLafiya which addresses period poverty in the UK and overseas. Odelia recently worked with UNDP as a Youth Employment Analyst for Youth Connekt Rwanda. Here, she gathered and shared success stories from young entrepreneurs while advocating for youth employment in Rwanda. Odelia is passionate about empowering women and youth to thrive and grow physically, mentally, and spiritually while building back their communities. Odelia leads communications, the Employment and Educational Support Department as well as Global Affairs for Afya Collective.