Noelle Chuks-Eboka is a doctoral researcher in Development Studies Department at SOAS, University of London. Prior to that, she earned a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Bingham University, Nigeria and a Master of Art in International Development with Distinction from the University of Westminster, United Kingdom.
Noelle has expert knowledge on gender, education and child protection and has carried out extensive research on school bullying and gender in public secondary schools in Nigeria which fuels her passion to address the issue and one of the main objectives of her initiative, Education for Purpose Initiative. She has worked in the development non-profit sector as an assistant director at Society for Community Development, an active NGO based in Abuja, Nigeria focused on eradicating poverty in rural communities through advocacy, capacity building and rights based approach. She has also volunteered in other NGOs such as the Sick Children’s Trust, London, United Kingdom.
Her passion and determination for social good led her to be selected as a World Economic Forum global shaper at the hub in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, a community of young exceptional individuals committed to influencing change in their local communities. She occupies a pivotal role in the hub and contributes to the development of project proposals and implementation of education and gender projects.