Atusaye Sosi



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  • Malawi_G6-2022-2023
Atusaye Sosi Chilongo is a passion-driven young Pan-African & a Youth leader. He holds a Social Sciences (Social Work) degree from the University of Malawi and graduated in 2021. As a professional, Atusaye is passionate about Child Protection and Child Rights. He plans to embark on professional legal training to gain legal knowledge on child rights issues and child protection after the CorpsAfrica service. He has worked with St John of God as a Social Worker (intern) at its Portage Program based in Likuni, Lilongwe, where he worked with parents of children with disabilities. He established two social support groups for parents of children with disabilities and facilitated several trainings on economic empowerment such as tailoring, baking, and hairdressing in the communities of Chinsapo and Mtsiriza in Lilongwe. He later worked as a youth leader at the House of Hospitality Psychiatric Unit. Atusaye co-founded a youth organization in his home district, Karonga, called Karonga Association of Young Patriots (KAYP) and became its chairperson. In a quest to safeguard and champion the interests of local people, as the organization envisioned, Atusaye led the organization in mobilizing resources and conducted COVID-19 awareness campaigns across the district in 2020, when the pandemic was at its peak. While in college, Atusaye served as the president of the University of Malawi Social Work Society, where he led the society in establishing an outreach program that offered psychosocial support services to young girls and boys in primary and secondary schools surrounding the University in Zomba. Atusaye also served in the University of Malawi Disability Rights Legal Clinic and participated in various disability rights sensitization campaigns across the southern region of Malawi, seminars, and workshops funded by OSISA. As a Pan-Africanist, Atusaye is inspired by the ideas of Marcus Garvey, which emphasize focusing on the positives of the African people and their history. ‘There is no power for change greater than a community discovering what it cares about.’ (Margaret J. Wheatley).