Transformation of Culture for young people in Nigeria


Transformation of Culture for young people in Nigeria – Jos, Abuja, Lagos, Warri and Ibadan
On July 25th  to August 8th 2006




 It was indeed a wonderful visit as many new things were learnt about the alliance. A pioneer and innovator in the field of advertising: Barton Bruce said, “For good or ill, your conversation is your advertisement. Every time you open your mouth and speak, you let the world look into your mind”. Indeed it was the of looking into the mind of the alliance on 28 of July, 2006 as over 70 young people in Jos received and enrolled into WYA as new members, after the Africa regional director from Kenya and Nigeria National committee leader for World Youth Alliance: the persons of Winnie Kivenyo Beauttah and Charles Chika Aniekwe visited and related to them the vision, charter statement and history of the starting of WYA.


 


 The event in Jos, the capital city of Plateau State in Nigeria recorded young people form different tribe and organizations such as; Eden Readers Commission Of Nigeria {ERCON}, Africa youth care int’l {AYCI}, Talents entertainment productions {TEPs}, His creative power club {HCPC}, and others. Students also came from university of Jos and Plateau state polytechnic and I am very sure and positive that it was indeed an exciting moment to all that came.


 It was a life-changing, wonderful and spirit renewing event as a lot of responses keep coming in through phone calls and the internet as reported to me by Mohammed Nurudeen of WYA – Jos. It was as well interesting and fun as many of the youth at the event in Jos on 28 of July 2006 gained more confidence in themselves and what they can do, after the message of the truth about their intrinsic dignity and the value of their life was flashed to them by the Africa Regional Director, Winnie Kivenyo – most especially, for the first time, some of them were able to know that “Human dignity is the foundation for Human rights”, and not otherwise.



 




Summarily however, the event featured so many presentations like: the national anthem, introduction of the Alliance by national committee leaders, Charles Aniekwe, a short article on youth responsibilities by Jethro Kutus, A poem titled Voice of freedom by Amedu Monday, questions and answers section, open forum for intending members, vote of thanks, which proceeded with a closing prayer by Faith Emmanuel. A short visit was also paid on the M.D. of Joshua generation foundation {JGF} at Zaria road in Jos by the World Youth Alliance Africa Regional Director in company of the national committee leader and members in Jos.


 


 


 The program continued in Abuja on the 29th of July with the interactive part of the already started online Training Set 1 and 2 with about 10 members of the Alliance in attendance. The training in Abuja covered majorly:- knowing ourselves – who are active members of the alliance, knowing more about the WYA, having an outlook of what we have learnt



 


 From Abuja, the Director furthered to Warri, Ibadan and Lagos where she rounded up the assignment for her visit to in August.


 


 It was indeed a big blessing to us the Nigerian youth.


 


Thank you!


                               


Report done by


Amedu Monday Amedu


President, ERCON International, Jos


A member of World Youth Alliance in Nigeria