2018 NIGERIAN COMMUNITY SPIRIT AWARD OF THE YEAR
OLATAYO MUYIDEEN SIYANBOLA
Olatayo Muyideen Siyanbola is a community leader, philanthropist, mathematician, Mathematics and Science Educator at Alfred Matching MSTA in Bushbuckridge Municipality Mpumalanga Province.
Outside of his teaching profession, Olatayo makes it a point of duty to educate and empower members of Nigerian community in Bushbuckridge Municipality Mpumalanga Province through his many charity and empowerment initiatives. His house in Bushbuckridge is called a Nigeria House because it houses more than 25 Nigerians all of whom stay in the house for free and enjoy free food, electricity and water. His empowerment also supports Nigerians to get skill training for them to find job opportunities or start their own business.
In his efforts to unite Nigerians in Bushbuckridge, he convened a meeting of Nigerians in the area and hold regular meetings toward the establishment of the Nigeria Community Bushbuckridge. His first meeting attracted 38 Nigerians who also shared his vision.
As part of his vision of a united Nigerian community in Bushbuckridge, Olatayo organizes events to host Nigerian children on the occasion of the annual 27th of May Nigerian Children Day even though it is not observed in South Africa.