who we are
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 over 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.
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.
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.
AMINATA MOHAMMED (HAJA)
Diploma Higher Education Nursing Kings College London
BSc. Hons Critical Care Kings College London
Postgraduate Leadership In Health Care
Aminata hails from Sierra Leone where she attained her primary and secondary education.
She is a qualified adult nurse whose clinical background include, Respiratory Medicine, General Surgery, Critical Care Specialist Nurse, Research Sister in Head and Neck Cancer, Older Patients’ Undergoing Surgery, chemotherapy, emergency admission and HIV. Aminata joined OYA family as a parent volunteer and is a member of the management committee and Health Care Coordinator. She played a key role in securing the venue at no cost for the OYA 10th Anniversary at the Hendon Police college Peel Centre Hall. It’s the first time for such an event to ever be held in the history of the police college.
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.
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 (click here), 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 (click here). She works in project and event management, commuting regularly between the UK, the USA and Gambia.
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, Aunty Mente and 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."