US SUSI Scholar, Onyekachi advocates for storytelling that drives the African narrative.
Dominic Dominic Onyekachi simply known as Kachi is a firm believer in the power of using healthy narratives in storytelling to further social discuss and drive social change. He is a recipient of the US Department of State’s Study of the US Institutes for Student leaders in social entrepreneurship (SUSI SL 2017) as well as Robert Bosch foundation alumni and also a recipient of the Ashoka West African Change Makers exchange award for social innovators in West Africa.
He is currently the co-founder and CEO at Akiddie, where he uses the power of creative storytelling and technology to pass socially conscious narratives to children in both English and three indigenous languages, in text and in audio.
Kachi believes that there is gender bias in some of these old foreign stories like Cinderella or Rapunzel, the female character is unable to solve her problem on her own without the appearance of a ‘Prince Charming’ and ‘happily ever after’ in those stories is defined as marriage to the said prince. He believes that such stories are no longer good for children in 2019. He is of the opinion that female children deserved strong female characters that took the initiative, solved a problem and caused a positive change in society’s narrative.
He believes that to sustain our culture, language plays an important role thus his narrating his stories in three major languages of Nigeria.