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... bridging the gap between to ‘have’ and the ‘have-not’ (s) and to make education available to the young people in the rural areas

Our mandate!

Our mission is to bridge the gap between to ‘have’ and the ‘have-not’ (s) and to make opportunities available to adult and young people in the rural areas

Education and Technology

Education and Technology

Our mandate is to bridge both digital and educational gap between the urban and rural children in the under-served communities in Nigeria and Africa alike. We provide Safe Spaces for youth in the digital space and economic space by empowering them with economically sensible skills

Human Health & Advocacy

Human Health & Advocacy

Our mandate as a non-profit in Nigeria committed to improving the quality of life of underserved and vulnerable communities by promoting access to quality healthcare and harnessing community capacities for sustainable development.

Policy and Governance

Policy and Governance

We focus on bringing systemic, long-term reforms by working on public policy, governance and institutional frameworks of the nation. To achieve this goal, young minds across the nation are engaged in a wide spectrum of activities.

Climate & Environment

Climate & Environment

We advocate for sound and safe environment in Nigeria. We promote eco-friendly activities and aesthetically good environment that would be safe for all. In the case of environmental degradation or pollution we raise the awareness, protect the public from such environmental hazards. We also work to influence policy in social, economic, political, and cultural spheres in order to bring about justice and positive change in human rights and environmental issues in our society

SDGs Advocate

SDGs Advocate

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), otherwise known as the Global Goals, are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity.

The President’s Young African Leaders Initiative

The President’s Young African Leaders Initiative

Nearly one in three Africans are between the ages of 10 and 24, and approximately 60 percent of Africa’s total population is below the age of 35. That is why we believe in leadership, entrepreneurship and youth development

Our Activities

Our activities are centered around people from the under-served/low-income communities to empower the powerless and give them a sense of social protection.

What People Say About Us

We use ethnographic method of community engagement to map problems, generate people oriented ideas and proffer home-grown inclusive solution which the people can call their own.

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I speak for others like me by John Oluwafemi Olla

I speak for others like me

September 19, 2017 

The lives of children you’ve left untouched while spending a fortune to raise your kids will eventually come to make life unbearable for your kids. Seeing the society as an Ecosystems will make us have a rethink. You can’t be alone even if you build a self-contained castle with a 40ft wall, someone will stay there with you. At least your wife/husband is another man’s daughter/son, please don’t forget that… that man or woman is also part of the ecosystem

Even If you are not compassionate, I guess you will agree with me that helping a kid in need now will help protect the lives of your kids in future from those kids that would have turned to endanger them.
The best security for your kids is not to keep them behind the walls of your house but to help other kids achieve their goals in life. Sometimes you don’t need fortunes to achieve this, most times what you need is the readiness to offer a shoulder for them to lean on, love, encouragement… I am not writing based on abstraction but I have been on the field enough to be able to tell you all that.
Let me use my father’s words

“it is good to be good but it is very had to be good but if you are good, good things will come to you”

Have you ever asked yourself the difference between you and an armed robber?
Simple answer: Opportunity
You are opportuned to have that parents that can send you to school and set your foot on the right path, you are opportuned to meet that guy or lady that mentored you, you are opportuned to gain that scholarship, you are opportuned to have that person who talked sense into you…
My friend, you did not work all those things out on your own, you are not the one who brought all those things on your own path. Those guys you called “bad boys of the street” only lacked the opportunity you enjoyed. Some of our leaders today would not have been who they are today if not for the opportunities that were made available to them

Make that opportunity available to others too

As an African, I believe the foundation of our existence is humanitarianism, collectivism, and togetherness. When it comes to helping people, thinking like a foundational African person.

Human Right and Youth Civic Engagement – A public lecture organized by Youth Speak Loud led by John Oluwafemi Olla

Human Right and Youth Civic Engagement – A public lecture organized by Youth Speak Loud led by John Oluwafemi Olla

I think it is time we to stop programme for the elites by the elites in the metropolis, all in the name of pursuing

development. I think we should start thinking of inclusiveness in its totality i.e. in politics, economy, leadership programmes/development, education, youth empowerment etc
If youths are not thinking of inclusiveness in their developmental programmes, how then do we have the moral right to fight or raise our voice because we are exempted from the leadership positions in our dear nation?
During Youth Speak Loud Public Lecture we discussed issues around rural youth and development programme inclusiveness.
 
Part of the issues raised at the Youth Speak Loud yesterday was:
1. We need to start working toward raising economically empowered youths both in the urban and in the rural areas of our dear country.
2. That youth should not have entitlement mentality as the same thing goes for female gender in their pursuit of gender parity.
3. It is said that until we stop executing programmes that are just a one-man idea, our communities will not experience trues development. Community-Centered projects are those which the idea came directly from the people themselves.
4. Projects and programmes should be designed to reach more youth in the rural community.
5. That it is not enough to understand your right as a citizen, you must also need to understand your limitations under the law.
6. The only way to break free from the grasp of economic torments is to acquire economically sensitive skills, collaborate, understand the place of network and influence etc
7. It was said that youth is approximately 60% of the total voters and we are still begging for leadership position from the minority section of the voter #NotTooYoungToRun.
8. With peace expert in attendance as presenter, the issues of were discuss in relation to youth, election and conflict resolution. Thank you Madam Sabine Devlieger teaching me alot about peace. Thank you
 
With presentation from State Coordinator, Csacefa Pacesetter/Dir of Prog Educare Trust Nigeria, President Coalition of CSOs working on Peace, Legal Practitioner and Secretary of Children Protection Network, Director – National Orientation Agency, no doubt we had a wonderful time discussing Human Rights and Youth Civic Engagement, Dr Kosoko Joseph O(President ETGIN).
 
My Appreciations goes to Amuludun FM 99.1 (Our official media Partner) Adekunle Emmanuel TJGafar SakaOluwatosin Philip OguntundeAbu Zimmer MaldiniIsmail AlatiseIsrael Ayodamola Bayode, John Izuchukwu (OAP and programme anchor) and everyone present at the event.
 
Team Members: Hon Oduwale Abiodun CconAsiwaju Adigun Abiola, Akinpelu Ademola Moruff, Denjiben Pele, Musiba Idris
 
We are looking for partners, collaborators, and sponsors for our next public lecture coming up soon.
 
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