About Dayo

West Africa 
Regional Coordinator—Dayo Obaweya 

Dayo Obaweya obtained his bachelor’s degree in Argiculture and Survey after studying at universities in Ondo, and Manila, Phillipines. Dayo speaks Yoruba, English and Tagalog.

In 1999 Dayo was introduced to Community Health Evangelism (CHE) and has since been a tireless and dedicated worker in training CHE skills and core values to the people of his country.

As a CHE Facilitator, he recruited and partially funded multiple trainers. He has been highly respected among community leaders and enjoys good relationships among them. Even in Muslim villages, he is asked to speak about his love of Jesus. He has ushered many people into God’s Kingdom. He has trained in venues such as refugee camps, slums built on garbage heaps, and villages difficult to access. Dayo’s efforts provided the formation of a non-government organization (NGO) in Nigeria, a necessary entity for growing LifeWind’s work in West Africa.

In January 2005 Dayo changed his job role from CHE Facilitator to Area Coordinator, increasing the territory for which he was responsible for oversight of national workers. He networks with mission organizations and churches in West Africa and beyond. Dayo also continues efforts to give his countryman an awareness of HIV/AIDS, many of whom are in denial of its existence. His training teaches lifestyle practices which greatly reduce opportunities to contract AIDS.

Just a year later, in January 2006, LifeWind approached Dayo about co-leading with two other highly skilled men the entire nation of Africa, focusing his attention on seventeen countries in West Africa. One of his fellow co-leaders said of Dayo: “He eats, breathes, and constantly thinks about how to help Africa through the work of CHE.”