Unveiling Africa Foundation, a youth led non profit organization committed to contributing to the development of the African continent is set to launch its 2011 Nigerian Teenagers Conference following the successful inaugural launch of the conference last year. You can learn more about the conference and its winners here.
Since its launch of last year’s conference in Nigeria, the organization has embarked on its “Nation building project” by working with Nigerian teenagers to help them carve out a niche for themselves in Nigeria’s development.
The organization also launched an inspiring magazine last year specifically targeted at African teenagers. Titled, Pace Setters, the magazine currently has a readership of about 2,000 teenagers across Nigeria, Canada and the United Kingdom.
This year, UVA’s conference theme is “Using the media to make a change in society.” The conference is scheduled to be an innovative gathering comprising of over 600 students, teachers, parents, and government officials on how teens can be engaged in nation building through the effective use of media and technology.
Planned activities include keynote presentations by role model Nigerians, skills acquisition fair, practical workshops on use of conventional and new media, mentorship sessions for teens, networking opportunities for teens and role model Nigerians and the official launching of UVA Teen Magazine ‘PACESETTERS’. The event will also be a showcase of teen talents at its best through the display of music, drama, poetry and much more. Winners of the UVA 2011 essay contest will be presented and awarded at the conference. The event is scheduled for October 14, 2011.
Please stay turned to CP-Africa for more details and please spread the word to Nigerian teenagers you may know.