Oluwatobi Adeyemi had aspired to set up a Foundation to offer education bursaries and scholarships to disadvantaged children and young people. According to a good friend of his, Tobi was going to change the world.
Following his sudden and unexpected death on the 5th of March 2011, the Tobi Adeyemi Foundation was set up by his parents in 2011 to turn Tobi’s dream into a legacy to continue and to fulfill his destiny.
The mission of the Tobi Adeyemi Foundation is to enable young people to reach their potential by giving them a voice, encouraging them to believe in themselves, and supporting those facing disadvantage financially.
The inspiration behind the Foundation.
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We are greatly encouraged by your comments. We thank you and express our great appreciation for any support you can give to the Tobi Adeyemi Foundation in his memory.
Tobi was kind-hearted and community-minded, and he was fully involved in every aspect of school life. A superb role model and mentor to the younger boys of the School, he was a first-class academic intending to apply to Oxford to study Mathematics. Click here to read the full article in the Sutton and Croydon Guardian.
Friends Jay Picasso and Ife Obakin have created a tribute video and song to Oluwatobi Adeyemi. The video was posted on YouTube with a message saying: "This video is in loving memory of Tobi Adeyemi who was a great person and a great friend to me. I hope you're resting with God in heaven and know that you will be missed. I love you, have fun in heaven." Click here to watch the video.
Tobi was a bright, gentle, level-headed and influential young man of strong faith, who loved the Lord. He touched the lives of so many other young people in the way he inspired and motivated them to reach for their potential in God and in life. He was an integral member of our youth band and new youth leadership team. Tobi will be sorely missed by us all. Click here to read the full article.
Trustee and Chair
Seyi Obakin is Chief Executive of Centrepoint, the leading national charity helping homeless young people to regain control of their lives and move on to independent living.
Dr Adegbenga Adeyemi, Tobi’s father is a Member of the Royal College of General Practitioners (MRCGP), a committed Christian, and a member of Toastmaster International.
Dr Ify Okocha is a Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. He is a Consultant Psychiatrist and Medical Director of Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust in South London.
Dr Abimbola Adeyemi, Tobi’s mum is a member of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, and British Association for the Study and Prevention of Child Abuse & Neglect.
Dr Tosin Otunla is a Consultant Neonatologist and Paediatrician with expertise in Cardiology, based at Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in Surrey.
Dr Deji Ayonrinde is a Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, International Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, and Honorary Medical Adviser to MIND.
Executive & Company Secretary
Mrs Buki Obakin is a Biochemist and qualified as a Chartered Accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers. She currently helps drive IT change in the UK Government Cabinet Office.
We thank you for your support and hope you will continue to support Tobi's vision. Above all, we thank God for His kindness and mercy.
In keeping with Tobi’s dream, the Tobi Adeyemi Foundation is determined that young people who have already shown some potential, should not, for financial reasons, fail to realise that potential.