Atusaye Sosi Chilongo is a Development Practitioner, Child Protection Advocate, Pan-Africanist, and Youth Leader with over three years of experience in the development field and holds a degree in Social Sciences (Social Work) from the University of Malawi, obtained in 2021. He served as a CorpsAfrica/Malawi Volunteer in the sixth cohort and served in the southern region of Malawi in Tulonkhondo Village. In his service, Atusaye facilitated various small-scale, high-impact community-led development projects such as soap making enterprise by a group of young women, tree planting, girls’ training on making reusable sanitary pads, kitchen gardens, making of charcoal briquettes from paper wastes with Futsa Community Day Secondary School Wildlife Club and also taught at Futsa CDSS. Before joining CorpsAfrica, Atusaye worked with St. John of God Community Services as a Social Work Intern at the Portage Program based at Likuni, Lilongwe where he worked with parents of children with disabilities. In the course of that work, he established two social support groups for parents of children with disabilities in which he organized and facilitated training on economic empowerment such as tailoring, baking, and hairdressing in the communities of Chinsapo and Mtsiriza, Traditional Authority Malili, Lilongwe district. Atusaye co-founded a youth organization in his home district, Karonga, called the Karonga Association of Young Patriots (KAYP) and became its chairperson. In the quest to safeguard and champion the locals’ interest, as the organization envisaged, Atusaye led the organization in mobilizing resources and conducting COVID-19 awareness campaigns in Karonga and Chitipa districts in 2020, when the pandemic was at its peak. While in college, Atusaye served in various leadership portfolios including serving as the president of the University of Malawi Social Work Society, where he led the society in mobilizing resources and establishing the University of Malawi Social Work Outreach Program, a program that offers psychosocial support to girls and boys in primary and secondary schools surrounding the University in Zomba. He also served as an advocate for disability rights (with a special interest in child protection and disability rights) in the University of Malawi Disability Rights Legal Clinic and participated in various disability rights sensitization campaigns, seminars, and workshops across the southern region of Malawi funded by OSISA. As a Pan-Africanist, Atusaye is inspired to serve the African people and the continent with passion, selflessness, commitment, and hard work in a manner reflecting the principles of the African forefathers.