Nigeria can achieve the SDG 4 through incluve education for all- Ijeoma Sorochi Okorie

We had a twitter conversation today with @ijeomatgf. She is a media specialist and global citizen.She is the director of Teenz global foundation.

She spoke about education being a long term investment that bring about a sustainable and peaceful world. She stressed the need to make education affordable and training of teachers. She laid emphasis on the need for an inclusive education, the potential of IDPs to the transformation of Nigeria. She said disease, hunger, inadequate health care and hunger are the effect of war on the global community #sdg4nigeria #unite4peace

Below is the conversation in a glance enjoy:

ARAROMI COMMUNITY CHILDREN EXPERIENCE A CHILDREN’S DAY LIKE NEVER.

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Have you ever been clueless about what a festive period will look like? Have you ever sang songs in anticipate of a special day? Have you spent a festive day hungry? Do you know what it means to be poor? How was going to school, easy or hard? Have you lived in a Ghetto before?

DSCN0745Today, Young protege Leadership Foundation, One African Child Foundation, Galaxy4Peace, United Action for Change  and Dreams from the slum partnered to make this children’s day a special one for the children in Araromi, Ajegunle community. The media partners were Map tv, 3:16 metro , and Tobi illuminious photography.

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The event was aimed at educating,inspiring the children to achieve their dreams to make the world a better place and most importantly help the children catch fun without bound.

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Victoria Ibiwoye of the One African child stressed the need of the children to go to school, as education has the power to lift them from their current position to a higher ground. Tobi a volunteer from OAC taught the children about “LOVE AND EMPATHY”.

Mr Chukwuka onyebuchi of Dreams from the slum anchored the programme, Mr Isaac Success the Executive Director of Dreams from the slum organized face painting and play therapy with the kids.

The children shared with us their aspirations; Matilda wants to be a teacher, Muhammed wants to be a fashion designer, while Muiz wants to be a Nurse. Who will help this children achieve their dreams?

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Pa Nelson Mandela said “Education is the most power weapon which YOU can use to change the world”, this is our question to the government, the philanthropist and to you reading, WHO WILL HELP THIS CHILDREN FULFILL THEIR DREAMS? I know you will ask Can i? we say YES, YOU CAN, How can you? with the little in your hands. YES, WE CAN.

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Adjaka Seyi taught the kids how to play the Protege LEAD  game, the kids learn and had fun while playing the game, Lateef won the game and was gifted a pack of the Protege LEAD game by Akinnike Michael Oluwatobiloba founder/Teamlead of Young Protege Leadership Foundation.

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Pictures credited to Stephen Agboga of Young Protege Leadership Foundation

@Abocco speaks about Education as a tool for National Rebirth

We had a twitter conversation today with @abocco. He is an entrepreneur and blogger. He is the director of Ghanathink foundation.

He spoke about making education affordable and inclusive for the physically challenged. He stressed the need for including technology in learning and making sure capable personnel are trained to make use of them with good and standard infrastructure.  He also spoke about the need for scholarship for the poorest families in the society to achieve sdg4. #sdg4nigeria

Below is the conversation in a glance enjoy:

 

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VOLUNTEERISM BY ADEKANBI MICHEAL, Logistics Director and Founder of Rex Initiative.

schoolSocial Development, community development, constructing amiable social structure, propagating sustainable development and a laudable society are long over due to be experienced in Nigeria. Various mechanisms, models and skills have been used overtime to fostering the desired changes of which some to an extent were successful. However, one of the vital tools to quickening the realisation of the aforementioned in our contemporary age is Volunteerism. According to ‘dictionary.com’, Volunteerism is the policy or practice of volunteering one’s time or talents for charitable, educational, or other worthwhile activities, especially in one’s community. Volunteering is an expression of the individual’s involvement in their community. Participation, trust, solidarity and reciprocity, grounded in a shared understanding and a sense of common obligations, targeted at reinforcing values at the heart of governance and good citizenship.A second form of volunteerism is mutual aid or self-help when people with shared needs, problems or interests join forces to address them. Asides the benefits of volunteerism to a society as a whole, Eyitayo Ogunmola a social entrepreneur and the founder of PM Hub Nigeria, outlined a few benefits of volunteerism to the sole actor which are; passion discovery, positive karma, experience profiling, travel opportunity, work hard rigour, mastery of skills, gain field insight, gain respect and reputation, network expansion and profile build-up. Your professional skills and knowledge are needed in your community irrespective of your age, social status, height or sex. Volunteer to doing something tangible in your community today and you would be surprised seeing the changes that would erupt

YOUNG PROTÉGÉ LEADERSHIP FOUNDATION GETS WORLDMERIT.ORG ENDORSEMENT AND PARTNERSHIP

 

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On 19th April, 2016 we got great news for our hardwork and passion working on quality education (SDG 4) for the past five years from www.worldmerit.org

Empowered by World Merit Stamp

www.worldmerit.org is now an official partner of Young Protégé Leadership Foundation We have educated, mentored and empowered about 5000 children and young adult through our innovative and creative projects.

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At this time, this is a time to double our effort on advocating for a change of attitude toward education and we are ready and committed to birthing and raising of trans-generational leaders for the growth and development of Africa.

In the next few weeks, we will be considering what this partnership has to offer for us, our volunteers, Nigeria and Africa at large in respect to SDG 4. We hope that you stay close to us because we cannot make this change alone; we need YOU to reach the unreached and vulnerable.

TEENAGERS CAN BE LEADER, SEE HOW- SAMUEL ADEKUNLE, 16 years old protege.


     youth-leadershipTeens stepping into Leadership.
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> Who are Teens? Teens are people with Great Initiatives, they are little ones with
large hearts and as most people would say, "They are the leaders of tomorrow"
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> But come to think of it, we have a million and one teens stepping into leadership
with or without positions. We have a lot of teens with that leadership
characteristic. Teens like Zuriel Oduwole, Malala, Samuel Adekunle to mention but
a few are examples of teens changing the world from where they are.
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> Listen, Leadership is not about position held but by impact or influence. You
might be in position of Leadership but you might not be leader, while you might be
a leader without a position.
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> In this article, I would be explaining to you the keys of becoming a good leader.
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> 1. Mentoring: A good leader needs to be mentored especially teens(because we get
easily influenced by what happens around us) Teenagers needs Mentors that have the
same mindset as they have, some people pick Mentors with these questions.
> A. What are the impacts he or she has  made in people's lives? What are the
things I want to learn from him or her.
> B. What are his or her flaws (even though you have to overlook some flaws and work
on it in yourself), does it have effect on my personality also?
> C. Is he/she Godfearing?
> D. What is his line of vision?
> E. What are the things I want to learn from him in the nearest future?
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> But see a Leader is not a leader until he has a mentor because a Leader without a
GOOD mentor is likely a stray dog without a guide or a blind man without a guide
dog. You cannot give what you don't have, you must have learnt from someone if it
is true that leaders are not born but made  Your mentor is someone bigger and
better with More experience.
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> 2. Taking Responsibilities
> If I were to be asked who a leader is? my reply would be 'someone that takes
responsibility for challenges, wrong and problems around him to make a positive
change because Leadership is about taking responsibilities of things that are not
happening right around us. There is no leader without responsibility.
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> 3. Learning.
> An individual can not and would never know all because no one is a walking
Encyclopedia of knowledge. Sometimes, you have to go steps lower than your status
to learn but trust me it always worth it.
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> 4. Becoming a leader requires patience because Leaders are not born, they are
made. To become the best of a leader, you should have gone through a lot of tests,
I.e. receiving insults from people less than you are but trust me it is worth it.
Applying these guides will not only help you realise the leader you are, it would
also help you unleash it.
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> I am fully expecting more teen leaders in this world to change thing, I hope you
would be part of them. See you at the top. Have a nice day.

JOY ADJAKA: A TEEN TAKING RESPONSIBILITY FOR ABUSED, ORPHAN AND ADDICTED

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Have you ever wondered and asked yourself when should I start that business, enterprise, vision or dream? I know the feeling of incompetence when you are so passionate about a cause, you may ask where do I get capital(money), what do I have to start, what knowledge do I need, who am I to be great, brilliant or a leader, why should I make other people’s problem mine?

About 5 years ago, I started Young Protégé Leadership Foundation with nothing, fatherless and lost. I started where I was and with what I had. I had a vision of mentoring trans-generational leaders, I was not with all the knowledge, I read the book given to me by one of my mentors ”START WITH WHAT YOU HAVE”, immediately I started acting on the available information. Ever since, all resource I need to fulfill this has I have attracted(THE SECRET) and today we have impacted over 5000 children and youths and mentored 20 teenagers.

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Today, I celebrate one of my Protégés, Joy Adjaka; a teenage who under our mentorship has learnt that leadership is responsibility and solving other people’s problem. Joy is a fourteen years old girl, who is full of dreams and love for the less privilege; she is a volunteer with the YPLF team.
Yesterday, Easter Monday, she paid a visit to Wholistic home in Loburo, Mowe, Ogun state. Wholistic home is an orphanage and female rehabilitation shelter that have being abused, or a addict, and ex-sex workers. She supplied toiletries, washing soap, reading materials, food, and provision and she also counseled the girls and children in the Wholistic shelter never to give up and encouraged them to yield themselves to mentorship.
We are proud of you Joy. We are glad you are growing and developing faster than we thought. Our dreams were to raise successors for me, the likes of Raquel Jacobs, Victoria Ibiwoye, Adepeju Salu, Pastor Sam Adeyemi, Bill Gate, Steve R Covey, Isaac Success, Dangote, John Maxwell, Malala, e.t.c.

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Today, you have shown that, our dreams are achievable and we as Young Protégé Leadership Foundation, we are proud to have mentored you. The Sky is the starting point. We are committed to mentor so many of Joy and will support them with all available resource to us to help them succeed.

This New Protege LEAD Game Teaches Children How To Develop Honesty, Leadership, And Life Skills

 

Albert Einstein is reported to have said something like, ‘if you cannot teach it for a 6 year old to understand, then you don’t know it well’. One meaning of Einstein’s statement is that, if broken down well enough, almost every topic can be simply understood by children.
Einstein’s line of thinking is why Young Protege Leadership Foundation, a social enterprise from Nigeria, wants to teach children leadership skills, using a fun board game that can be played by any five-year old child.
Billed as ‘Africa’s first leadership paper board game’, this new game walks children through ethical leadership in a simple, basic, and fun filled way.
According to the game producers, the idea behind the product is simple. Many of the problems we see today in Africa can be traced to unethical and bad leadership. It appears very few people actually understand the essence of leadership, that is why many politicians, advocates, or others could end up in key positions but still not know how to lead. There are simply too many misconceptions about leadership. Some people think leadership means being a good public speaker, others think it means knowing statistics and data, and others think it is all about having a network of people who can solve a problem.

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True leadership is broader than all the above and this is exactly what the Protégé Lead Game teaches young children. The game is being introduced as a tool to start the learning process from an early age. It comes in a kit complete with over forty paper cards, a board, and dice. Two to Four players are needed to play the game, as they play, the children will meet concepts like ‘vision’, ‘education’, ‘mentoring’, ‘passion’, and ‘determination’. There are also action points that make the player know what each term means.
The game kit has two comic books which use colorful characters and memorable storytelling to tackle the problem of corruption and who a leader is. The comics are good because we learn eighty percent from what we see and hear.
Apart from the comic books, the game kit also contains an exercise book, pencil, pen and eraser, to support the SGD 4 quality education project; the growth and development of a country or nation is directly proportional to the quality of education by majority of its populace.
Toby Akinnike Michael Oluwatobiloba is a leadership enthusiast and the team leader of Young Protégé Leadership Foundation, the maker of the game. Toby says “even though Africans inherited a rich culture from our ancestors, we have added negative things like greed, corruption and oppression, to our rich culture. To clean our culture, we must take be ready to take strange steps. This is a timely solution. We have to erase the bad culture of corruption, unethical practices, and bad leadership, using creative and innovative educational tools like this game”.
The Protégé Kit is available for sale for USD 10, excluding shipping. Special offers for NGOs and other groups. For more details, email info@youngprotegelead.org

Metamorphosis College, Adesan host Read 2 Lead

 

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The Read 2 Lead project which was created to help young children read and to inculcate the lost reading culture into the children of today,  was held at metamorphosis college, mowe on 5th February, 2016.

“All sessions where educative and inspiring said praise a student, from the opening to the book review, to through the role play and sharing of success stories by facilitators was splendid”, she said.

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The book reviewed were changes for Kristen and Catalyst: Change Agents. The children learnt about Gender equity and also about transformers and conformers.

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The spelling bee was interactive, gifts and one week free launch were given to the outstanding students.

The children also participated in the Role play, stepping into the shoes of their parent and teacher while the an adult played the role of a child. The pupils in their role play as a teacher, stressed the need of literacy to succeed and the need of making right choices as a parent.

The children watched a video clip on Pastor Nick Vujicie titled “Attitude is Altitude” and John C Maxwell, America’s leadership expert on “Finding your purpose”.

The success story telling session was inspiring as Isaac success shared on how he overcame his speech problem to become a public speaker, Victoria spoke about he w she came from the ghettos with low self esteem to become a global citizen. Akinnike Michael Oluwatobiloba in his preceding speech about how he found himself after losing direction of his life and purpose, and how he started Young Protege Leadership Foundation. He express his joy to see the children start solving local problems in the community.

The curtain was drawn as Miss Chioma, a serving NYSC corp member from Abia said “this is what mowe community needs, the children needs transformation from old cultural ways of the locality , as teenage pregnancy and dropping out of school is fast becoming a culture”

The proprietor, Mr Ofili expressed is surprise and unending joy in his words “we just wanted to keep the students engaged positively but this event is beyond our imagination and we are overwhelmed”

The project ended on a funfair note, Selfie and group photographs drew the curtain of Read 2 Lead.

Written by Adekunle Samuel.