Raji Roqeeb Babatunde, a Nigerian scholar, completed his Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (BOT) at Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) in India. Following this, he underwent a mandatory six-month internship at the Department of Occupational Therapy, where he collaborated with various medical and paramedical experts. This experience sparked his interest in pediatric occupational therapy, specifically developmental disabilities. During his internship, he engaged in research, co-authoring his first scientific paper on obesity alongside three colleagues in occupational therapy. He then pursued a one-month hand splinting course at MAHE to specialize in treating hand injuries, especially among children, under the guidance of Dr. Shovan Saha. Continuing his academic journey, Raji pursued his Masters in Occupational Therapy (MOT), specializing in developmental disabilities, becoming the first Nigerian to achieve this degree. After graduating, he began consulting for the Excellent Child Support Initiative (ECSI) in Nigeria as a consultant occupational therapist. After a few months with ECSI, Raji established his own foundation, the Children Humanity Foundation (CHF), inspired by the lack of occupational therapy services for children due to financial constraints. Despite establishing CHF, he remains involved with ECSI. Raji’s commitment to enhancing his expertise led him to become a certified Neuro-development Therapy (C/NDT) Practitioner, completing neuro-developmental training in managing children with Cerebral Palsy (CP) and other neuromotor disorders at Mary Bridge Hospital in Puyallup, USA. As a scholarly figure in occupational therapy, Raji delved into research areas such as play participation, sedentary behaviors, hand injuries, and obesity in both children and adults. He has published several scientific papers in reputable journals, some of which he presented at local and international conferences. Notably, he presented two papers at the Occupational Therapy Australia 30th national conference in Queensland, focusing on hand injuries and children with disabilities. Raji’s dedication and research acumen earned him the International Best Researcher Award at the 2023 International Society for Scientific Network (ISSN) award conference in Trichy, India, for his publication on “Time Use Patterns Among Children with and without Childhood Obesity.” This achievement marked him as the first Nigerian Occupational Therapist to receive such an honor. He also represented Nigeria at the 18th International Congress and Exhibition of the World Federation of Occupational Therapy (WFOT) congress in Paris, showcasing his commitment to advancing the field at a global level.