ROLE MODEL OF THE WEEK, CHIEF MRS YEMISI SANUSI -GREAT COMMUNITY AMBASSADOR, HUMANITARIAN & PRESIDENT OF IDAY

Chief Mrs Yemisi Agunbiade Sanusi  is a Multi -professional 60 years old Retired Psychiatric Nurse Specialist with a Master’s Degree in Social Work and a Professional Diploma in Beauty Therapy . Yemisi originally trained in Nigeria as a Nurse before she proceeded to The University of Lagos ,University of Manchester and University of Kent where she obtained a Master’s Degree in 1984.

Yemisi is a passionate and Humanitarian Social worker who pioneered the Dept of Social Services at the WHO Centre of Excellence for Training and Research in Africa
She became the First Chief Psychiatric Social Worker on top of been appointed as the 1st African Woman to serve voluntarily as the Vice President of the World Federation for Mental Health African Region in 1989. Yemisi is a member of many professional and Charitable organisations including The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) UK, United Nation’s Association, UK, International Leadership Forum , Hounslow Lease Holders Forum, Age UK among others .

Yemisi had made presentations at World Congress’s  on Mental Health in  Lusaka, Zambia, 1987, Cairo, Egypt 1988, Mexico 1991’Japan 1993Dublin 1995.London 1988, Minnesota,USA 2006 .In 2013, Yemisi received a Letter of Appreciation from The former American First Lady Mrs Rosalyn Carter.

Yemisi is a  Trainer for Engagement and Outreach Services ,British House of Parliament She is also a member of All Party  Parliamentary Group (APPG) and Ambassador for 50.50 Parliamentary Group promoting gender balance at the British House of Parliament  .Yemisi is a strong advocate of Women’s Right and a passionate crusader against Domestic abuse and all forms of gender violence . She is a powerful voice in the Nigerian communities .

 

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In appreciation of YEMISI Sanusi humanitarian contributions   internationally,she  is a recipients of numerous Awards some of them are listed below :

Life Timé Achievement Award presented by Zenith Global Health Practitioners, UK ,Nov 2016
Nigerian High Commissioner’s Community Recognition  – 2014 Ambassador for Peace ,Universal Peace Federation -UK, Award Dec 2013
Nigerian Centenary UK ,Special  Recognition Award, June 2014NANC Appreciation for Excellence Award,Liverpool ,Nov 2014
Community Leadership Award -Abike Ade Charity Foundation oct 2014
Foundation/Member-Nigerian Humanitarian Aid Organisation -2012
Life Time Achiever’s Award for Community Services,NUBBA, UK 2013UNILAG Distinguished Alumnus Award 1992
Rotaract  Charity Club of University of AGRIC, Abeokuta ,Nigeria,Humanitarian Award- 1995
Widow’s and Children Welfare appreciation Award -2013
YEMISI also organised /hosted the World Mental Health Day Conference withUPF -UK -2015

Yemisi Sanusi serves voluntarily on many community organisations including :
Member ,Health and Welfare committee, Jesus HouseRCCG London
Member,Hounslow Business Enterprise Forum
Grand Matron SBF Educational Charity Support Organisation for Nigerian Girls
Parent’s Governor Heston School, 2001-2005
Director of Events,NIDOEurope 2008-2010
President , IDAY-UK 2009- up till date
Executive Member, Nigerian Women Leadership Forum .
Frm Chairperson Drug Abuse Control Committee ,Lioness Club District 404 1988
Fmr.National Publicity Sec. Medical Social Workers Assoc .of Nigeria.1994
Founder/Executive Director,National Mental Health Assoc of Nigeria.1986-1996

YEMISI is an Author of 60 Healthy  Tips to a Happy Long Life  and a successful mother to her three daughters who are  all British  trained  Graduate professionals – Lizzie,Diana and Meg and a Loving

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About Tony Tokunbo Eteka Fernandez

Tony Tokunbo Eteka Fernandez is an International Award Winner, Published Author & Poet, Broadcast Journalist, MC and Youth Empowerment Consultant . He is also The CEO of AFRICA4U and The Founder of Africans in The Diaspora People also see him as a Cultural and Social entrepreneur, which means he is skilled in working with many different communities, bringing people together in successful focused events. Tony has organised many cultural events …involving both BME and mainstream communities. He is skilled in hosting events that reinforce community cohesion and bringing different kinds of people together. He has organised events in The UK, The U.S.A, Holland, Germany, Eastern Europe and Nigeria and has visited over 18 European Countries. Tony has also organised The Black History Month Celebrations at The UK House of Parliament for three years in a row (2013,2014 and 2015). He continues to promote the true life and success stories of Africans in Europe and Africans around the world and has organised several small scale literary and awards initiatives aimed at empowering young people. He has also spent time as an International broadcaster and was The Producer and Presenter for AFRICA4U International Radio Talk Show at Reading4u Radio Station for nearly three years. Tony has interviewed high profile Members of Parliament, Distinguished celebrities and some of Africas best musicians including Ivonne Chaka Chaka and Kanda Bongoman. He has also been a guest on BBC Radio on numerous occasions to discuss the community cohesion events he organises at UK House of Parliament and also to recite some of his published work in memory of Nelson Mandela, 50 Years Anniversary of The race relations act and major community issues. Tony has also a Guest on popular Radio stations in Nigeria and The States In the last few years he has been very passionate about Youth empowerment, community cohesion and cultural intelligence. Tony was born in South London and has lived in several parts of England and Nigeria . He started writing at the tender age of nine, a habit he expressed with creative enthusiasm. Tony writes Poetry, short stories and proverbs on personal development. He is currently working on his 4th book which will also be his first novel. He is also into Public Speaking at Special events and Social functions and is a Mentor for young people in the UK Community. He completed a Bachelor of Arts degree at The University of Lagos, Nigeria in English and World Literature. He later went on to attain a teaching qualification at The Frances King International Training Institute, South Kensington London, it was here he studied Teaching English as a Foreign Language. He also studied Web Design at The City University in London. He published his first book in June 1999 called “The Beauty in the Dark” (A Collection of Poetry which received critical acclamation in many circles around the world). .Tony’s aim in life is to inspire the young generation and to encourage the youth to make the very best of their dreams and aspirations,. He published a 2nd book in June 2009 called ” The Sound of Running Water” – A Family gift book of proverbs and quotations on Personal Development and Positive Thinking . In December 2009, he published his 3rd book called “One Moment of Peace”.- A collection of Poetry inspired by personal experiences and spiritual growth. Besides the fact that the Artist has won International online awards, he is mostly inspired by Life experience, love, music and cultural awareness. He was Resident Poet at the 5th London Poetry Festival in 2009 and has been a guest on BBC Radio on very many occassions including The famous Anne Diamond Show. He has also been a guest on a few SKY TV stations and several International Radio Stations around The World On Wednesday the 30th of October 2013, Tony Tokunbo Fernandez organised his biggest event ever- The Black History Month Celebration at the House of Parliament. The Special Guest on the day was The Minister for Sports and Equalities MP Helen Grant and Key Community Ambassadors in The Black Community
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