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MENTOR-PROTEGE HUB

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After our 2018 research these were some of our findings, Africa currently is battling with numerous challenges, some of them are illiteracy, poverty, violent, terrorism, unemployment, inequality, crime, and abuse. All these challenges take a root from bad leadership. Africa will never be truly free until it has good leaders. The kind of leadership that will change Africa is not that which is elected every 4 years at the polling booth. The leadership that will change Africa is a total overhaul of our cultural attitude as Africans. We must begin to see the world has a jigsaw, this mean that if one is misplaced then we all fail.Africa must go back to dig the UBUNTU value. To change and shape culture, the educational sector is a very important sector to invest in. Politicians have come and gone, they have invested huge amount into infrastructure and system that end up been crashed by the ignorance and bad attitude of individuals. Politicians don’t want invest much in education because it is a long term investment. It is an investment that is slow and cannot be harvested immediately. If Africa will truly achieve its potential, it will start from the school and family not from the hospital, government house, legislative house or court room. Africa must massively invest in grooming and educating the mind of children and young people for socioeconomic growth and development.

Phone shot: Ibadan and Ikorodu Mentor-Protege hub in session

With a growing need of leaders across Africa in every sector, there is a need to raise a new breed of trans-generational leaders. This can be seen through our public office, technology and private sector. Leaders are made not born. In 2015, Akinnike Michael took on mentoring 5 young people, he monthly had time to speak, inspire and encourage them through his daily routine and exploit. They got inspired by his humble beginning and his drive to succeed. As time went by they all went into the university and today all of them are succeeding in their endeavors. A few of this proteges will be on the spotlight in our subsequent communication.

As we look forward to 2020, we are starting the full scale of our Mentor-Protege Hub where young people(proteges) are connected with young leaders in their community in small cells. In this small cell young people will find a supporting system to build the 3Cs of Leadership namely; Character, Competence and Commitment.

It is a year long project where every months proteges meet mentors across 20 locations(Lagos, Ibadan, Uyo, Jos and more) in Nigeria to share, discuss and act on subjects around leadership. In 12 months we hope to build a strong leaders with strong character(values) and competence. The 12 months will test their commitment to leading a life of role-model in their community.

We are sure that this will be a life changing opportunity for both proteges and mentors who enrolled in this year long project.

Akinnike Michael Welcome Speech at READ TO LEAD HELD @ THE American Corner, Sabo, Yaba, Lagos.

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I say a big welcome to all our guest, schools, partners and amazing volunteers. A big thank you to the U.S consulate Nigeria for approving this space for todays event and the entire team of CC hub. We are glad and excited about the privileged to be here.

In 2008, a young secondary school leaver lost his father after a long battle with sickness. He never knew this particular tragic event will forever change his life. He lost direction on life and purpose. He could not imagine his life without his father. He could not continue with school because of financial constraint. He started working on a construction site as an unskilled labour to earn #700 after working from 8am to 5pm. On the construction site he made few mistakes with drugs, alcohol and abuse on the female gender.

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On a fateful day, he came late to work and was assigned to carry 50kg cement bags up a three storey building construction site to be paid #700. The boy himself was 53kg in body mass. He was tired, hungry and depressed while doing the job for the day. After the days job, he was paid his wage and he continued to ponder on three questions that has engulfed his heart. The questions were; who am i? what was I made for? Is this the only thing I could offer the world? This was the beginning of destiny for him.

Fast forward, in 2011 he went back to school to study Mathematics/Computer science at the National Open University of Nigeria. He founded Young Protégé Leadership Foundation to educate, mentor, and empower young people and children on leadership for socioeconomic growth and development in Africa.

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Young Protégé Leadership Foundation has under his leadership designed the First African leadership board game Protege LEAD game to teach leadership to children and young people with fun and Protégé Mobile App 1,0 on Google play store which you should download. You all will play Protégé LEAD game today and have the privileged to give us feedback on it. The event you are attending is the 9th Read To Lead session and the first in Lagos and was planned with that boy called No Future Ambition as the LEAD. YPLF has reached over 12,000 children and young people directly and indirectly.  That same boy is standing before you this morning.

Education is very important to achieving our potential in life, as young people we must all strive to get a good education. Education does not end in the four walls of the class room. We must maximize our time on the internet to acquire knowledge that will make us a positive value to our community. I cannot over flog what reading has done to me in particular. The team of Young people at Young Protégé Leadership Foundation are a testimony to what life long learning and reading good books can do. Book expose you to the world beyond your own. it enlightens, inspire and energize your mind. Books are therapy to the soul. A reader is a leader. I want to charge you all that during this forth coming summer holiday pick up a book. Read books that will help you see the impossible. Books that will push you toward success in all your endeavor.

 

In conclusion, not all books are good for your consumption but in books are hidden the treasure of the future, only readers can mine this treasure. A reader is a pilgrim in search of knowledge, the pages of the book are roads paved to wisdom. At the end of every book the reader becomes wiser and wisdom i say is the father of wealth.