Photo Story of The Youth SDGs Workshop in Akure, Ondo State

We held the first SDGs Workshop in Akure, Ondo State with students and young passionate people in the Akure community to discuss Young People and the Agenda 2030.

The event started with a keynote speech by Dunsin Fatuase, director of Exponential Technology, Coven Works and founder of Tech and Teen Initiative. He spoke on the importance of technology and the 2030 Agenda. He emphasized that phone, as small as it is, is the greatest tool of all time, he admonished young people to maximize this technology by advocating for a cause and be intentional about creating a change in their community.

Among our panellists were; Mrs Nathaniel Stella-Ikeokwu, Program Management Consultant, Sign Language Instructor and tutor of Project Management at Chartered Institute of Contract, Project and Facility Management. Tpl. Gbolabo Osunsanmi, Fellow of Nigerian Institute of Town Planning, He is the Principal Consultant/MD of Gbolabs Environmental Agency, also a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Owo, Ondo State. And Olarewaju Gbenga Jonathan, President of AIESEC Akure, and final year student of the Federal University of Technology, Akure.

The objective of the event was to engage young people to develop localized solutions around problems peculiar to their environment. The participants were divided into three different goals and were charged with different tasks;

  • Group 1: They proposed to visit schools to empower students with quality information and learning materials.
  • Group 2: They proposed to be having last weekend of the month sensitization on sanitation in some part of Akure and work on sharing mosquito net to the resident through the help of Ministry of Health and other sponsors.
  • Group 3: They proposed to start cleaning Oda Oba and collect waste from Shoprite so as to sell to waste management and recycle agency like ZL in Akure. They also planned to do soft and hard landscaping some part of Akure with the help of Government and relevant agencies.

The participants are expected to work on these projects within 6 months.