The Unveiling Africa Foundation is organizing the first ever Annual Nigeria Teenagers conference on the 26th of October 2010. The theme of the conference is: ‘The role of Nigerian Teenagers in Nigeria’s development’ and the purpose of the conference is to educate and engage Nigerian teenagers on their role in nation building while also challenging them to think critically about societal ills/issues and find ways to solve the problems around them.
At this symposium, where over 100 private and public secondary students will be hosted, the teenagers who are the leaders of tomorrow will meet face to face with their peers, teachers, parents, and more importantly, their leaders to discuss issues of concern to them and their future.
This event will serve as a follow up to the Unveiling Africa Nigeria @ 50 essay contest that was organized in May 2010 for secondary school students across Lagos State. The essay contests titled ‘What is the role of secondary school students in Nigeria’s development?’ for Senior Secondary School students, and ‘Nigeria at 50, Nigeria of my dreams’ for Junior Secondary School students should have challenged the teenagers and prepared them for what can be described as an intellectually demanding and thought provoking event. The winners of this 237 students essay contest will be recognized and excerpts of the most striking essays will be showcased at the conference and on Unveiling Africa Foundation’s website.
If you ask me, there really is no better time than now to forge a new path for Nigeria. Amidst all the reasons, which we may have to lose motivation in the struggle to create the Nigeria we seek, we must understand that if we are not able to change today, we can definitely change tomorrow. For these reasons, the Unveiling Africa Foundation is more than confident that the implementation of core values and skills such as critical thinking, community activism, problem solving and patriotism for Nigeria in the young generation of today will create the fearless, disciplined, and self motivated leaders and citizens of tomorrow. In the words of the founder of The Unveiling Africa Foundation – Chizoba Imoka, ‘it is no longer fashionable or cool to complain about the ills of the continent without proffering solutions’.
The event details for the Unveiling Africa Foundation Nigeria @ 50 Teenagers conference is as followed:
Date: Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Venue: Chrisland Primary School Opebi, No 26, Opebi Road, Opebi, Lagos State
Time: 10.00 a.m.
For more information or to RSVP, please call 08071480069, 08037161641, 07052546487.