Dear Friends and Supporters,
Greetings, peace and blessings to you. I am writing to thank you once again for your support, which has made it possible for us to continue to build the leadership capacities of Nigerian youth. In the midst of the current challenges that confront our nation and continue to threaten our collective social existence, your support has enabled us to train
and empower over 500 young Nigerians in the last one year, and we are still moving on. Our next Leadership Education and Training Workshop for 50 Youth will be conducted in October, before our 4th Annual International Conference on Youth and Interfaith Dialogue. At the moment, we do not have further report to present to you, until after the training. During the first quarter of 2012, we conducted a 2-day training session for 20 students of the Plateau State Polytechnic, Jos Campus. Two of these students, Obinna and Esther, have returned to their Campus and become Leaders of our Peacebuilders Network in the Polytechnic. Our focus this second quarter is to take the training to Senior Secondary School students within Jos Metropolis.
Our Leadership Education and Training Program seeks to catalyze the emergence of a new generation of youth leaders who will participate effectively in forging a strong democratic, people-centred development and sustainable economic emancipation in Nigeria. Major highlights of the program include: entrepreneurial and financial management training; educational seminars on democracy and good governance, health, gender issues, human rights, citizenship and social responsibilities and a mentoring program that connects established and emerging youth leaders. The program empowers young people by supporting the creation of youth-generated activities that promote self-worth, responsibility and intergenerational respect and communication. The Program seeks to foster, develop and support youth initiative, and a strong representational youth voice in the service and decision-making life of our nation, and to engage youth as resources for peace, democracy and good governance, interfaith dialogue and agents for change, growth and sustainable development.