Pamela Urchelle Monbolade AKPLOGAN
Master’s degree :Social sciences and education (INJEPS)
Sports journalist (Radio Tokpa)
Founder & CEO, C.O.A.C.H. Olade (Sport Entrepreneurship)
Chairperson Africa Scout Youth Forum
Basketball player and Judoka
My name is – a sport brand – Pamela Urchelle Monbolade Akplogan `’ PUMA ‘ ‘. I am impassioned by education and sport.Sport is not just a simple game for me, it makes me feel powerful, talented, different, privileged, alive, strong, beautiful and happy.
I believe in the power of sport to bring social change because it was at the origin of my history. At 25 years (2016), I was in the United States for the first time because of sport. I started playing basketball and joined scouting when I was 8 years old after my father passed away.
I won my first basketball gold medal when I was 14 and I got my first international basketball trip at 17 years. In 2011, when I was playing basketball, I has been discovered to be enough strong to become a judo fighter.
I hold a national bronze medal since 2015 with 1 national selection and 1 international selection – I am blue belt judoka.
Currently I am leading more than 08 million young scouts in Africa after 17 years of national volunteerism journey. I represent the movement and its values everywhere needed.
I am one of the 16 outstanding women of the world in sport field that took part to the 2016 Global Sport Mentoring Program of the US department of States.
In addition, in I was recognized best young leader of Benin Scout Association in 2015, young female leader of March 2016 in Benin, one of the 10 outstanding young person of the year 2016 in Benin in the field of education and the academic achievement. I has been I celebrated as one of the 1000 Phenomenal African Women by African Union and PAW Foundation in 2016 and one of the 26 best young leader of Benin in 2016 by the US Embassy.
I am sport journalist, sport entrepreneur and social activist working on human rights, women empowerment, peace, underserved children hapiness, sport and education.
Trough my sport and social activism journey I contribute to change thousands lives.