The amazing women behind Blossom Foundation.
Ms Ruth Ogunji

Ms Ruth Ogunji

Founder, CEO

I am a Youth Leader,  a mother and I love ticktock but still working my way around it. I love food photography and cooking, so I cook and look forward to taking photos. I have worked with young people for over 7years, and daily I see the reasons why I love working with young people. I am a writer, and love to coach and mentor young people. Am all for Netflix so I enjoy watching a movie or two and can act out a scene or two, you would have to catch me on the big screen someday.

Read Ruth’s Story

Mrs Bola Adewusi

Mrs Bola Adewusi

Chair Person

I am a teacher and a Mental Health professional. I have worked with young people for almost 20 years and I have loved it. Having worked with young people for such a long time and being a mother myself, I have been able to relate with them in a range of capacities including, mentoring, teaching, and counselling. I love to travel and I have been to many countries in Europe. I have plans to explore the wider world and have countries such as Singapore, Thailand, Kenya, etc. on my bucket list. I enjoy reading, taking advantage of new opportunities and starting new projects and adventures. I believe in having a good time and a good laugh while doing it all. 

Mrs Omotunde Oni

Mrs Omotunde Oni


A parent and an educator who has over 20 years experience in early years education. I believe through caching and mentorship young people can achieve their full potential. I love travelling, cooking, and hiking through the countryside. I love finding new ways of doing things and I try to see the funny side of things. I have a genuine passion for young people, I would love to make a difference and I look forward to providing support to young girls through the Blossom foundation.

Mrs Oluwatoyin Bangudu

Mrs Oluwatoyin Bangudu


I enjoy working with children and have lots of lovely memories with them; I have been a registered child-minder for the last 14 years and presently serving as a Sunday school leader. I enjoy travelling, reading and have an interest in interior designing.


Mrs Irantiola O Adeosun

Mrs Irantiola O Adeosun


I am a Youth leader, I have a passion for the Kingdom of God and love doing God’s work. I have a strong passion for cooking and spending time with my children, cracking jokes and researching (I love learning new things). I am a Registered Mental Health Nurse with 18 years of experience in the field. I am also a trained psychotherapist trained in DBT. I love adventures, I love to teach and make a difference in the lives of those around me. I love to nurture, mentor and watch girls grow to become independent women and have been doing this for many years.

Board of Trustees

Blossom Foundation Trustees

Mental Health team

Blossom Foundation Mental Health Team


Blossom also relies on a team of volunteers who make our events happen. Watch out on our Instagram and Facebook for some of our team members. If you would like to be a part of the Squad, then get in touch.

Ruth's Story
Living in London in the 90’s with 3 older brothers and with both parents back home in Nigeria, came with its challenges.

I was lucky in the sense that’s I was able to shuttle between houses but then I had minimal supervision and so this meant that I was free to do anything I wanted to do. I came from a generation of children born in the UK, who was transferred back home at some point and then returned to the UK as a teenager.

Aside from struggling with self-esteem issues, feeling confused with who I was and what I was supposed to be doing, I faced other challenges as a result of not having my mother around to guide me and this meant I had to navigate my way around settling down into school, relationship issues, and still, I was expected to be the respectful obedient teenager.

My friend’s reaction geared me up for a fight and I went along taking a weapon with me.

Although I wasn’t an unruly teenager, I was more like any other teenager trying to find their path in life and needed to be protected from making a lot of wrong decisions. I recollect on one occasion; I was out with my friend and she received a call from her younger sister. I could hear her younger sister at the other end of the line crying as she narrated her ordeal. She had been beaten up by girls of another race and her personal belongings had been stolen from her.

Watching my friend’s reaction geared me up for a fight and I went along taking a weapon with me. Things could have gone wrong however it didn’t, but the lessons here is that teenagers will get up to all sorts when there are no rules and when they are not supervised, this is evident in some of the young people we see today. Somehow, I managed to transit from teenage-hood to young adulthood and still struggling to make the right choices.

A lot of women have carried issues from teenage-hood into adulthood.

From my research over the years and from the stories I hear around, including my journey I became aware of the fact that a lot of women have carried issues from teenage-hood into their adulthood and have struggled with reaching their full potential this has then affected the kind of daughters, sisters, wives and mothers that they have become, and so in search of answers BLOSSOM FOUNDATION was born.

Wow, amazing!!!

My daughter joined in the two weeks August activities.
I can’t believe she could attempt the rock climbing, talk less of climbing that high. She must have received an overdose of motivational pills to get that high because she is usually uninterested and unmotivated about such physical activities.

This would definitely boost her confidence and self-esteem and make her feel better. Thank you, Blossom Foundation.


Blossom Foundation has been a blessing to my daughter because of the vast valuable activities regularly organised by the organiser and her team.

Self-care, confidence, bullying, enterprise, mentorship, to mention a few, are some of the activities organised. My daughter has blossomed so much that her younger sister was looking  forward to joining her and has finally joined her now she is old enough. Thank you so much Ruth and to your team and volunteers for the positive impact you have on our children, God bless you all.

Sonia Mother

Blossom foundation has really transformed my daughter. She is more confident and interactive now.

Before, she used to be very shy, can’t express herself or any issues at home or at school. Now she is bold to speak up and ask questions, makes new friends easily and manage her physical and emotions wellbeing. I am so happy with the way Blossom Foundation supports the young girls. I want to use this opportunity to thank the mentors for the 1:1 sections, it really helped a lot.

Anonymous Parent

As a Mum, I can testify that my daughter has been tremendously supported through Blossom. Her self-confidence has improved and she is now able to help other young girls.

Blossom isn’t only concerned about the girls, they also care about the parents too. Lots of workshops and events are being organised for parents to support them in whatever challenges they encounter in raising their girls. Blossom provides excellent information and support system for both girls and their parents. Through Blossom, minority ethnic groups girls who are disadvantaged, have been adequately supported to boost their mental wellbeing, positive behaviour, good self-esteem and thereby making them better girls in the community.

Funmi Mother

Thanks to Blossom foundation for the mother and daughter’s Intervention where we had the group coaching and DBT sessions.

The group coaching helped me to know and understand my teenage daughter better and it helped my daughter to understand things from my own point of view as well. Blossom foundation is  a great organisation for the BME Girls.

Esther Mother


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If you would like to book your daughter into a workshop or discuss one on one mentoring then send us your details and we will inform you of our next start date and how to book on.


We are always looking out for #blossomsquad members. Please follow our social media accounts to learn more about us and fill in our volunteer application form and we will get in touch with you.

Our aim at Blossom Foundation is to Educate, Inspire & Empower the BME Black African girls in the age group of 10-20 through their transitional stages of becoming a full-blown adult.

This is so that we can identify issues from an early stage and intervene to make corrections to help them be the best they can be in all life aspects be it social, physical, emotional and economic wellbeing.

UK Registered Charity Number 1177641

Blossom Foundation C.I.O.
Cariocca (East Manchester) Business Park
1st Floor, Unit 81,
2 Sawley Road,
Miles Platting,
Manchester, M40 8BB

07506 220 965