Oluwatoyosi Adebakin (ACA, ACCA)
Founder and Team Lead
Toyosi started participating in youth development activities in 2005 in order to enhance national development, through life skills training for young people. She served as a volunteer in LEAP Africa from 2009-2011, where she supervised Leadership, Ethics and Civics (LEC) training sessions in secondary schools, and effective implementation of 18 change projects annually. She has pioneered countless community change initiatives since 2005, when she joined the Youth Rescue Club (YRC) of Association for Reproductive and Family Health (ARFH), where she became the president in 2007. She also became an active member of Life Builders in 2007, Youth Coalition Abuja through National Advocacy workshop in 2007, LEAP Africa in 2008, and other youth-led organisations.
As a result of her passion for young people, Toyosi founded Alliance for Youth Development Global Limited (AYD Global LTD/GTE), an initiative aimed at equipping in-school adolescents in Nigeria with leadership and life skills that will set them apart by making them responsible leaders and role models. In the last 4 years, AYD Global has garnered over 300 students in Ibadan, Oyo state; and tutored them on the true essence of leadership. The organisation has also offered scholarship awards to cover external exam fees and termly registration fees for over 20 indigent students in Ibadan Grammar School, Ibadan.
Toyosi is highly regarded for her professionalism, resourcefulness, integrity and good work ethics.