How Ola Orekunrin became a doctor at age 21 and went on to found West Africa’s first air ambulance service
BY CP-AFRICA.COMIN BUSINESS
Born and raised in England and of Nigerian parentage, Ola Orekunrin made history when at the age of 21 she became a medical doctor thus becoming one of the youngest medical doctors in England. She started her medical degree at the University of York and passed with flying colours.
She was raised by foster white parents and went to a primary school run by Catholic nuns and her family often struggled to make ends meet. According to her, her foster mother, Dorren was a tremendous influence in shaping her life.
Now at age 26, Orekunrin is founder of The Flying Doctors, the first air ambulance service in West Africa. [Continue reading this inspiring narrative of black excellence and achievement!]