NDA15 Shortlisted Nominee: Tunji Akintokun

Tunji AkintokunFounder and co-director of the innovative social enterprise Your Future, Your Ambition, Tunji Akintokun inspires children and young adults from ethnically diverse backgrounds into studying STEM related subjects and pursuing careers in STEM-based industries, touching over 3000 school children and students since 2012. Growing up an orphan in the East End of London, it wasn’t until IBM visited Tunji’s school for a career fair that he was inspired to pursue a career in technology. Understanding the importance of what encouraged him at a young age to reach for his dreams, Tunji’s passion for mentoring young people from disadvantaged backgrounds has been truly phenomenal. This sustainable initiative continues to evolve to reach thousands of young people; Over the last 2 years YFYA has taken place at the Emirates Stadium with an average of nearly 700 children attending.

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