Need: Positioing the youths for a bright and influential future
My name is Stephanie Ozulumba,student at Nassau Community College,Garden city New York.I presently reside in the US but i have a foundation located and operating in Nigeria.This foundation was born out of passion for the youths in my community.
Youths are one of the greatest assets that any nation can have. Not only are they
legitimately regarded as the future leaders, they are potentially and actually the
greatest investment for a country’s development. Young women and men are, in
particular, recognized as a vital resource whose future prospects are inextricably
tied to that of their country. They are the valued possession of any nation or
region. Without them there can be no future. They are the center of
reconstruction and development. They serve as a good measure of the extent to
which a country can reproduce as well as sustain itself. The extent of their
vitality, responsible conduct, and roles in society is positively correlated with the
development of their country.
Yet these leaders of tomorrow are left to waste.kidnapping,armed robbery,terrorism,prostitution,and all kinds of social vices are born out of neglect for these youths.A garden left without sowing seeds on it will definitely grow weeds.Youths left without investing in their future will definitely turn out to be bad eggs in the society.Thereby making life miserable and fearful for others.We just held a youth conference on July 23rd and we had over 500 youths in attendance.Another youth conference is coming up in August 14th.One of the youths told me his story about how he got admission to study in the University and shortly after that,he lost his mother who was paying his fees.He dropped out of school and couldn't even learn a skill because no one could help him afford one.He said if not for the church he joined,he would have ended up with a gun as an armed robber.I was touched by his story but it motivated me to do more for the youths.The foundation plans to 1)Promote skills and leadership training aimed specifically at
empowering youths for self and gainful employment as well as
greater participation in, and contribution to community and national
2) Encourage youths in enrollment and education especially in the area of science and technology.
3) Establish, improve and promotion of both in‐school and out‐of‐ school programmes that are aimed at ending gender based discrimination and promoting the rights and dignity of the adolescent‐youth.
4) Establishment of Resource centers- There is need to establish community based resource centers for young men and women who are not in school and are unemployed.These resource centers will provide career information guidance to enable youths make decisions relating to further education,training and employment.
5)Establish reading clubs in schools - Education is the single most important factor contributing to the ability of young people to live a productive and responsible life.It is a major priority in the development of young men and women because it is through education and training that they can be better prepared for life.
6) Organize training/workshops - promotion of vocational training programmes are very essential.Effective vocational training that is based on real labour market demands could greatly improve the economic growth of the society.The focus is on employability of youth trainees,rather than just training them for narrow occupational categories.
recognizing the youths as key players of the future of any society and engaging them in activities that will prepare them for a great and influential future
7)Engage the athletic youths in sports activities and competitions.
Preparing today's youth to solve tomorrow's greatest problems is not something any one person, community or corporation can do alone. Non-profit organizations and the hands-on learning opportunities they provide are often the catalyst that sparks a young person’s lifelong exploration of science, technology, engineering and math.
I can't do it alone.My paycheck can't do it alone either.I need you my sisters to support me.Thank you and God bless you