Olumuyiwa Kolayemi is a student of Agricultural and Environmental, Engineering at the University of Ibadan. He has previous volunteering experience with the HIV/AIDS Awareness project, Ilorin, Kara NYSC/UNICEF State. Now volunteers at GLA because he sees it as an opportunity to change the mind-set of the younger generation about agriculture. He brings mentoring skills to the project and will like to gain leadership, teamwork and public speaking skills. Reorientation of the younger generation about agriculture would be his most desired impact when he is done with the students on the project.
OLADEJI OLAIDE AYODELE
Oladeji Olaide Ayodele is a student of Crop Protection at Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta Nigeria. He has never volunteered due to limited time but is creating time now as a GLA volunteer to contribute his own quota to his country and impact his knowledge on the upcoming generation. He is bringing gardening skills to the project and would love to learn new production technologies as he impacts knowledge in the project. His most desired impact on this project would be to impact the younger generation.
Olasoji Oluwaseyi is a graduate of Agricultural Economics and now serves as a Youth Corper (NYSC) at the Institute of Agricultural Research and Training, Ibadan. Prior to becoming a GLA volunteer, she has never volunteered before. She wants to give back to Agriculture and her community. She is motivated to volunteer because she wants to be a part of an agricultural project that serves humanity. She is bringing Report writing skills to the project and will like to learn Project management and Report writing while on the Youth Agri-Lead program. Her most desired impact is being a part of a movement that drives positive change.
OLANIYI ABDULWAHEED WALE
Olaniyi, Abdulwaheed Wale, is an entrepreneur and a graduate of Agriculture at the University of Ilorin, Kwara State. He has numerous volunteering experiences with Initiative for Sound Education, Relationship and Health (ISERH), Association for the Enhancement of Development and Responsible Leadership (ASDARL) and International Association of Students in Agricultural and Related Sciences, (IAAS). He now volunteers with GLA because he sees a rare opportunity to impact in the younger generation, re-engineering their mind-sets about agriculture, catching them young, with well-articulated leadership spirits and character worthy of emulation. He is bringing leadership skills to the programme. He wants to use the programme as a typical case study for further research, using the new challenge as a baseline, and then, a sense of fulfillment while we help to solve new problems along the agricultural framework. In Olaniyi words “leadership is key in any business, especially within agriculture where fundamental knowledge and massive opportunities are abound, we need leadership to help arrest the case of food security in our dear country”. He wants a future where the school agricultural curriculum is so enriched and is effectively infused into younger generations to prepare them for future challenges in agriculture.
Adelaja Adefemi is an entrepreneur and a graduate of Agriculture (Animal Production) from the University of Ilorin. He has volunteered at African Students for Liberty for 12 months. He volunteers at GLA as he sees an opportunity to grow, learn and develop himself. He is bringing Leadership skills to the programme and will love to learn Graphics design. His most desired impact is to have imparted good life values into young students whom he will be working with
Obafemi Ayodele is presently studying Animal Production and Health at the Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta, Ogun State. She has never had the opportunity to volunteer and now she is a GLA volunteer that wants to encourage others to choose agriculture as a career. She is bringing report writing skills to the programme and would like to learn leadership and science writing. She wants to use this volunteering opportunity to encourage and motivate students she would be working with on careers in agriculture.
Emmanuel Ojieaja is a cassava farmer and is currently studying Psychology at the University of Ibadan, Previously volunteered at Don Bosco Youth Center and Bosco Boys Home, Ibadan helping with animation of holiday youth camps and assisting with the care of street in rehabilitation, since 2010. Now volunteering with GLA to groom young ones into farming, he is bringing leadership skills to the programme and hopes to gain skills on agricultural best practices especially because he isn’t studying this at the university. His most desired impact is to be able to learn how to manage agribusiness and attract young people into agriculture using his personal story as a source of inspiration.
ADEBAYO THOMAS TEMILOLU
Mr. Adebayo Thomas Temilolu is a student of Agricultural Extension from the University of Pretoria, South Africa. He is a GLA volunteer because he wants to help disperse effective agricultural knowledge to the upcoming generation and its sustainable practical application in the fight against hunger, malnutrition and poverty. He particularly has interests in new technological innovations, improved agricultural varieties and operations, market linkage and product exportation. He comes into GLA as a potential mentor with seasoned volunteering experience having volunteered before for Agrophiliacs. His most desired impact is to ensure “continued practical application of acquired knowledge with little or no supervision”
Kayode Oguntoye is a Masters student of Sustainable development from the University of Ibadan. Before volunteering for GLA, he has volunteered for a year as the Peer Educator Trainer for ARFH. He is a GLA volunteer because he wants to impact youths and agriculture and also learn during the process. He is particularly keen and invested in gardening and mentoring of youths in Agriculture. He is looking forward to and very excited about the prospects of school children “actively participating in Agriculture”.
Abiodun Olalude is an entrepreneur and soil scientist by profession with links to the University of Ibadan and the University of Agriculture, Abeokuta. He has previously volunteered for WWOOF, Nigeria for a period of one year. He is a GLA volunteer because he has always wanted to involve himself in activities that encourages youths to participate in agriculture in order to ensure that they have a positive and right mindset about agriculture and to ensure that agriculture is not relegated to the background but brought to the limelight and hopes to mentor youths towards achieving that goal. He is keen on improving his gardening, mentorship and leadership skills. His desired impact is to ensure that youths “have a positive mindset about agriculture and are interested in getting involved career wise”.
Sylvester Usigbe is an entrepreneur and also a graduate of crop production technology from the Federal College of Agriculture. He is interested in improving his skill to sustain agricultural production, preservation of agricultural produce and effective agricultural marketing in order to help production. He brings volunteering experience into the GLA community, having previously volunteered for a year for the Engineer Aids. He is an active member of GLA because he wants to help eradicate poverty, malnutrition and hunger. He also has interests in gardening and is very willing and open to teaching and guiding youths in agriculture along that line. His greatest desire is “to build individual capacity to bring the needed change to our world of food production”.
LAWAL MUEENART OLAJUMOKE
Lawal Mueenart Olajumoke is an Agricultural Extensionist with a degree in Agricultural Extension and Management from the Federal College of Animal Health and Production Technology. She is a first time volunteer; and she picked up interest in the GLA because she wants to give back selflessly to society. She has great gardening skills to share with youths in Agriculture. She also wants to become a better mentor for youths in Agriculture. Her greatest impact would be “to help develop the youths’ interest in agriculture”.
Moses Olugbenga, an entrepreneur, is presently studying Agronomy at Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso. He has expertise in vegetables and maize production and has volunteered at online seminars as facilitator. He is on the GLA program because it’s aligned to his passion and vision for life to mentor future agripreneurs. He is bringing Mentoring as well as gardening skills to the programme. He would love to learn how to be a leader while on the program.
Ayobami Olaiya is an agricultural extension officer working with Justice, Development and Peace Commisson (JDPC). Prior to the GLA program, he volunteered for 2 years at Hope for Family Development Initiative at Osogbo, Osun State. According to Ayobami, the GLA vision is in line with his interest to encourage youth participation in agriculture against the threat of old age group currently prevalent in the Nigerian agriculture. He is bringing mentoring skills to the program while hoping to gain skills in leadership, life-building and livestock production. His greatest desire is to see more youth engaged in agribusiness