Sunday 18 December 2022

Asiwaju and Yeye Asiwaju of Ijesaland at the center of passion in philanthropy


The Year 2022 and 6th Edition of Asiwaju Yinka Fasuyi Foundation (AYFF) finally comes to a close this year with the WAEC Fees train arriving at its final berth at Oriade LG of Ijesaland where similar gesture is being extended to 105 Students from 21 Public Secondary Schools...

As the curtain draws to a close on the AYFF 6TH Edition with disbursement to 432 Students in all the 86 Public Secondary Schools in Ijesaland is arguably the highest number of intervention and coverage ever recorded in WAEC Fees Support by any organisation in Ijesaland. Find summary of details...

Have you ever had an encounter with a philanthropist with a powerful feeling for an issue or a cause that commands his interest and fuels his desire to make change and has he endeavors passionately he keeps on increasing his commitment to the work, which in turn increases his effectiveness and the impact his efforts can have?

This is true of the Asiwaju Yinka Fasuyi Foundation (AYFF) that has been at the fore-front of empowering the youths in Ijesaland through various channels but of strategically important part of the empowerment programmes is advocating for inclusive education through the provision of yearly Bursary Award for WAEC fees to the best five (5) students from each of the Eighty-Six Public Schools across the Six (6) Local Government Areas in Ijesaland. 

Kakaki Oodua has devoted a week-long reportage on the Asiwaju Yinka Fasuyi Foundation (AYFF) 2022 WAEC Fees  disbursement and today we are concluding with the Oriade Local Government's  disbursement of N2,682,000.00 to a total of 105 students in all the 21 secondary schools of the local government. 

Oriade LGA was given the sum of Two Million, Six Hundred and Eighty Two Thousand Naira (N 2,682,000.00 to a total of One Hundred and Five (105) beneficiaries in twenty-one (21) schools with the School Administrative Support fee included.

The schools include the following with five (5) beneficiaries each:

1. Ijebu-Jesa Grammar School, Ijebu-Jesa

2. Ipetu-Ijesa Gram School, Ipetu-Ijesa

3. Osowusi Grammar School, Iloko-Ijesa

4. Ere Comm Grammar School, Ere-Ijesa

5. Iwoye-Ijesa Gram School, Iwoye-Ijesa

6. Ansar-Ur-Deen Gram School, Ipetu-Ijesa


7. Apoti Grammar School, Apoti-Ayetoro 

8. C.A.C. Comm Gram School, Iwaraja 

9. Dagbaja Grammar School, Dagbaja 

10. Ebenezer Grammar School, Ijesa-Ijesa 

11. Erin Grammar School, Erin-Ijesa 

12. Erinmo Grammar School, Erinmo-Ijesa 

13. Ikeji-Arakeji Grammar School, Ikeji-Arakeji

14. Ikeji-Ile Grammar School, Ikeji-Ile 

15. Irepodun Grammar School, Erin-Oke 

16. Orisunbare Gram School, Alaka Via Ipetu-Ijesa 

17. Owena-Jesa Gram School, Owena-Ijesa 

18. Elefosan Grammar School

19. Aro-Odo Grammar School, Ipetu-Ijesa 

20. D.T.T.C. Grammar School, Ijebu-Jesa.

21. Urban Day Grammar School

The exciting feelings of thankfulness to Asiwaju Yinka Fasuyi Foundation (AYFF) were fully communicated by Principals, Parents and beneficiaries. One of the benefiting schools in Oriade LGA; the Principal of Ijebu-Jesa High School, Ijebu-Jesa, Mrs.Adeoye Clara Bolaji applauded Asiwaju Yinka Fasuyi and Yeye Asiwaju for the unfailing support with the payment of the WAEC fee for the selected students and he prayed that the Almighty will continue to bless and provide for his needs.

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VIDEO: Click on the image to watch

Additionally, the Principal of Iwoye-Ijesa Grammar School, Iwoye Ijesa, Mrs. Aderemi Bolanle M. appreciated Asiwaju and Yeye Asiwaju together with AYFF Team for the yearly support on the bursary payment and prayed that God will continue to bless the founders of AYFF. 

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VIDEO: Click on the image to watch

Aafa Amodu Ariyo one of the parents of the beneficiaries from Urban Day Grammar School, Ijebu- Jesa expressed her sincere gratitude to Asiwaju Yinka Fasuyi Foundation (AYFF) in local dialect and prayed that God will continue to uphold the foundation, while Mr. Layi Balogun from Ijebu Jesa High School, Ijebu-Jesa commended the AYFF for this gesture and pray that the founders would not lack anything good in life and the children will excel in life.

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VIDEO: Click on the image to watch

The beneficiaries too also expressed their sincere hearts of gratefulness; Abodunde Temitope from Ipetu-Ijesa Grammar School, Ipetu-Ijesa appreciated Asiwaju Yinka Fasuyi for the payment of the WAEC fee and prayed that God will bless him. While Ogunlana Biliaminu beneficiary from Osowusi Grammar School, Iloko-ijesa appreciated AYFF for considering them for the bursary and she promised to put in her best in the exam.

This empowerment programme has been ongoing for the past 6 years putting smiles on the faces of the benefitting schools, parents and the beneficiaries at large.

The 6th edition of Asiwaju Yinka Fasuyi Foundation (AYFF) uniquely demonstrated a level 
of inclusivity by taking the Bursary Awards to the door steps of the beneficiaries. 

The helm of the local demeanor of the various beneficiaries were explored, the aura of their developing state of where these youngsters are living were all explored.

In total, Four Hundred and Thirty-Two (432) beneficiaries were reached out to across Eight-Six (86) Schools in the Six (6) Local Government Areas of Ijesaland. 

The 432 beneficiaries spread across fourteen (14) schools from Ilesa East LGA where the total donation of One Million, Nine Hundred and Sixteen Thousand Naira (N1,916,000.00) comprising of the Bursary Awards to the entire Seventy-Five (75) students and School 
Administrative Supports fee were given. 

Ilesa West LGA comprising of Nine (9) schools in total where the sum of One Million, One Hundred and Fifty-Three Thousand Naira 
(N1,153,000.00) disbursed to Forty-Five (45) students together with the School 
Administrative Support fees.

 Oriade LGA was given the sum of Two Million, Six 
Hundred and Eighty Two Thousand Naira (N 2,682,000.00) to a total of One Hundred and Five (105) beneficiaries in twenty-one (21) schools with the School Administrative Support fee included. 

Atakumosa East LGA from which fourteen (14) schools 
benefited in the sum of One Million, Seven Hundred and Eighty Five Thousand Naira 
(N 1,785.000.00) for seventy (70) beneficiaries together with the school administrative allowance. 

Atakumosa West LGA got twelve (12) benefitting schools with Fifty-Seven 
(57) beneficiaries in the sum of One Million, Four Hundred and Sixty-Three Thousand 
Naira (N 1,463.000.00). 

Obokun LGA was given the sum of Two Million, One Hundred and Eighty Nine Thousand Naira (N 2,189,000.00) for the eighty (80) beneficiaries from 
the sixteen (16) benefitting schools together with the School Administrative Allowance.

2022 AYFF 6th Edition of the Bursary Award gave in total the sum of Eleven Million, 
One Hundred and Eighty-Eight Thousand Naira (N 11,188,000) to Four Hundred and Thirty-Two (432) beneficiaries in a manner that identified with the peculiarity of the schools by saving them of the stress and meeting them in their various communities. This brought about the connection of genuine interest in seeing the beneficiaries succeeding in 
their academic pursuits. 


“Those who educate children well are more to be honored than they who produce them; for these only gave them life, 
those the art of living well.” ― Aristotle

It is baffling to see through the lenses of reverse-thinking what the future holds for a nation with the most populous black people on the surface of the earth and the largest young people with great potentials but living in educationally lope-sided times if no one proactively move towards redefining 
the trajectory.

“In every community, there is work to be done. In every nation, there are wounds to heal. In every heart, there is the power to do it.” -Marianne Williamson

It is stated with full certainty that expert and skilled human resources are the mainstay of social and 
economic development. This is the fundamental reason why Asiwaju Yinka Fasuyi Foundation (AYFF)
has been committed to empowering the youths in Ijesaland in any way to boost the potential human 
capital deposit in them for socio-economic development through bursary provision that would afford them undeniable access to higher institution of learning. 

As the curtain of the 6th edition of AYFF Bursary Award is drawing to a close, for Ijesaland to rise there must be more eminent people sharing the passion for human capital development in Ijesaland especially among the youth. 

It is noteworthy as opined by Anton Chekhov that “Wisdom…. comes not 
from age, but from education and learning.” This serves as the propelling drive for the duo of Asiwaju of Ijesaland and Yeye Asiwaju of Ijesaland, Asiwaju Yinka Fasuyi and Chief Dr. Mrs Olubisi Fasuyi to see 
the younger generation in Ijesaland accessing quality education without any limitation.

The rising momentum in the delivery of the annual bursary awards to beneficiaries is an epitome of 
sustaining commitment from 100 beneficiaries in 2017 to 200 in 2018 and 250 in 2019 while 2020 and 2021 had 310 beneficiaries each for the two years while the ground breaking unique approach 
for 2022 witnessed the smiles in the faces of 432 beneficiaries across 86 schools in Ijesaland. 

The inexplicable expression of relieve and assurance of a better tomorrow see on the faces of the parents and the beneficiaries are indescribable. 

My admonition is that, it is not more bigness that should be our goal. We must attempt, rather, to bring people 
back to the warmth of community, to the worth of individual effort and responsibility, and of individuals working 
together as a community, to better their lives and their children‟s future. The minute we become an integrated 
whole, we look through the same eyes and we see a whole different Ijesaland together where everyone does a bit to lift the down-trodden to a place where they feel important and become a 
positive contributors to the development of Ijesaland.

Herman Melville leaves us with a mind-blowing thought; We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers 
connect us with our fellow men. The Ijesaland of our dream can only be achieved when we connect at a 
deeper level something we are passionately committed to doing that would draw us closer to development and significance without waiting for political capacity to exemplify that. 

Our true meaning comes in the value we consistently add while looking at the bigger picture when the children of all and sundry would rise shoulder high to sustain the developmental process we have initiated and make a name for Ijesaland that would never be forgotten even when our tongues lie 
cold in the grave. 

"There is immense power when a group of people with similar interests gets together to work toward the same goals‟. Idowu Koyenikan

Now is the time to act!
Now is the time to channel those resources towards Self-Driven Community Development!!

Now is the time to invest into the future of Ijesaland!!!
Asiwaju Yinka Fasuyi,
B.Sc (Econs), M.I.L.R., M.Inf.Sc., M.B.A,
The Asiwaju of Ijesaland
Founder, Asiwaju Yinka Fasuyi Foundation (AYFF)

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