who we are

Management

Chair

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DR DAVID KHANU

 

B.Sc. in Premedical Sciences (American University of Beirut).

M.B, B.S, BAO (Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland)

LRCS (Irel), LRCP(Irel) LM

Member of the British Medical Association

Member of the Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland

Member of the Obstetric Anaesthetists Association and the Intensive Care Society.

 

Dr Khanu hails from Sierra Leone, where he had his primary and secondary education before travelling abroad to pursue a career in medicine. He has practised as an anaesthetist in the UK up to his retired from the NHS in 2015. On retirement, he trained and has become a fully accredited Local Preacher of the Methodist Church of Britain and Ireland.

 

Dr David has been a member of the OYA family for almost 20 years. It is to him that OYA owes the concept of the Spirit of OYA. He instituted and financed the Spirit of OYA Award to the student who best embodies the values of OYA. His three children have been OYA students and now serve in various capacities within the OYA family.

Secretary

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DR YETUNDE TENIAYO ADELUGBA

 

MBBS Imperial College London

BSc Psychology University of London

DRCOG Diploma Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

MRCGP Member Royal college of General Practitioners

 

Dr Teni was born and had her primary and secondary education in Nigeria. She did her medical studies in London and is currently working as a GP in Harrow, where she specialises in Mental Health.

She is a founding member of OYA, having played a key role in setting the organisation up in 2000. From 2003, she has played a major role in the development of OYA Culture, and led the team who produced OYA THE SHOW LINK for the 10th Anniversary in 2010.

Treasurer

DR RAMLATU ATTAH

 

BSc Development Economics University of Manchester

MSc Development Economics University of Manchester

PhD Social Policy University of Bath

 

Ramla joined OYA in 2001, newly arrived from Ghana in Year 10. On completing her GCSEs, she was awarded the first OYA Traineeship in 2002. She is our second OYA old student to get a PhD, and is now a senior consultant at Oxford Policy Management, a development consultancy firm based in Oxford. Her PhD focuses on issues around poverty and social protection in Africa, and working for OPM has involved travelling widely throughout the continent. She has been OYA Treasurer since 2015.

MEmbers

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HAJA MOHAMMED

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ADENIKE (NIKE) HUNDEYIN

 

BSc Sociology Lagos State University

MSc Project Management Practice University of Hertfordshire

MSc Mental Health Middlesex University

 

Before coming to Britain, Nike ran her own business in Nigeria. She currently works for the NHS.

Her three children have attended OYA, and she has played a valuable role in OYA Culture Group and in organising the OYA Annual Awards.

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AMIE SILLAH

GAMBIA

BA (Hons) Media and Sociology, Goldsmiths College, University of London

MSc Management  Birkbeck College, University of London

 

Amie, who hails from The Gambia, is a founding member of OYA, having joined on the day the supplementary school opened in 2000. Her film Knife Crime, LINK directed when she was an OYA Trainee and in which OYA student Fahad Nsimbe plays the lead, won a Channel 4 award in 2007. She has played a leading role in the Culture Group, starring in the OYA 10th Anniversary production, OYA THE SHOW. LINK. She works in project and event management, commuting regularly between the UK, the USA and Gambia.

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DAMMY OGUNDE 

BA ECONS LONDON METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY  

MSC OIL AND GAS MANAGEMENT UNIVERSITY OF COVENTRY  

 

Dammy’s early education was in Nigeria. She joined OYA as a Year 7 student in 2002. After obtaining her MSc in Oil and Gas in 2014, she worked as a junior risk analyst in London, later moving to Lagos. She spent a year with Deloitte before branching out as a contractor working for several companies to ensure FCA compliance. She has worked as a financial analyst and a financial crime analyst for an investment bank. She is currently working as an ERP business analyst. 

 "Dr. F,  Mrs Alexis, the very committed teachers, the admin team and the OYA governing council  as part of the OYA wider team, all need better recognition at National and International levels for the great work they have been doing to bridge the educational gap and inequality  in  British society."

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