Ayo Fash

2021 Fellow from Nigeria

Ayotunde Paul Fasanya has more than 12 years' experience in grants financial management and child development. Currently, Ayotunde is a senior grants financial officer at the Institute of Human Virology in Nigeria, where he manages grants linked to organizations such as the U.S. Agency for International Development; the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria. Ayotunde is also the president of Globe Takers Foundation, a child development organization that has reached about 5,000 children, and director general of the Africa Space Foundation, a non-governmental organization that partners with Nigeria's National Space Research and Development Agency to promote early childhood training in science, technology, engineering, math, and robotics. Ayotunde holds a master's degree in Financial Management and numerous certifications in child development. He has worked with abused children to encourage their abilities in music, art, and technology. Ayotunde believes that poverty can be eradicated through the cultural educational development of children at an early age. On completing the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, Ayotunde plans to collaborate with colleagues and organizations to scale up his assessment templates and to collect extensive data for mapping out intervention techniques for the development of the African child.

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