Mission

Enhance social inclusion and social wellness of Sub-Saharan Africans living with skin conditions and Appearance-related concerns through Digital Storytelling, Productions and Innovative Creative Tools.

Active Support Groups

Through our initiatives and programs inspire and establish active patient support groups where we connect physically and technologically for self renewal, individual support, social inclusion, and deep community connection.

Health Fundamentals

Outer Shell is driven by the recognition that Human Rights and Social Inclusion are fundamental to health. WHO defines health as “a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”

Share Your Story

As we work, our main goal is to understand the problem space from the point of view of the patients and the affected. Stories we share opens up the psycho-social challenges and help inspire new thinking and possibilities.

Social Creative Lab

Our creative lab is where ideas, scripts, creative concepts, tools, innovation workshop are shaped and developed for our innovative, creative and enterprising productions.

Me and My Shell

Share your story
About Outer Shell Africa
Quest for making a big positive difference.

Outer Shell Africa – OUTER SHELL is an independent, patient-centered dynamic social change lab. A social enterprise where creative minds meet to address systemic challenges and psycho-social needs of people with Skin conditions and Appearance related concernss.

Outer Shell is on the quest for inventive sustainable models that are patient-centered and moves from the focus ‘skin care’, ‘cosmetic’ and ‘beauty’ to a broader focus on “Social Wellness.”

  • Skin Conditions/diseases

    Extensive Awareness and Enlightenment

  • Appearance Related Concerns

    Self-love & Self-acceptance

  • Transformative

    Patient centered model

  • Social Support

    Broader Focus on Social Wellness & Social Inclusion

Our Team

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Ogo Maduewesi

Founder, CEO
Ogo Maduewesi, an Ashoka fellow, a Vitiligo patient leader, is the founder/CEO and a pioneer of Vitiligo Support and Awareness Foundation – VITSAF, the first Vitiligo patient-driven organisation in Sub-Saharan Africa.
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Izu Ojukwu

Partner (Film & TV Productions)
Izu Ojukwu is a respected, multiple award-winning top Nigerian filmmaker and film director. A very detailed filmmaker; he is meticulous, prudent and world class. He has got over 15 top rated films to his credit.
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Christine Janus

Advisory Board
Christine Janus BA. B.Ed, MBA, FICB is responsible for the building of an International Conference for Dermatology Patient Organization leaders (IDPOC.org) and establishing an International Alliance for Dermatology Patient Organizations.
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Dr. Andrew Thompson

Advisory Board
Andrew Thompson is Reader in Clinical Psychology working in the Department of Psychology on the NHS Clinical Psychology Doctoral Training Programme. He is registered as both a Clinical and Health Psychologist and practices in the NHS in South Yorkshire.

Skin and Appearance Social Lab

A Social lab where creative minds, the appearance challenged, skin patients, primary stakeholders, advocates, interns and volunteers will interact with innovative new ideas and technologies for better solutions.

Social Change

We wish to work with you! We are building our team, and looking for creative young minds enthusiastic about what we do.

My Shell Journal