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Young Changemaker – Ogunyemi Taiwo

Name: Ogunyemi Taiwo Age: 26 Organization: The Visionaries Academy State Implemented: Delta Project: Summer Technology Camp, 2010. The Need It was discovered in a survey that young people in some parts of Delta state have never touched a computer before; they have zero or negligible computer knowledge and skills. The Innovative Idea Response Taiwo and

UNDP-DGD Commemorates The UN International Youth Day

Focusing on the theme “Youth Political Participation-Setting an Agenda for Good Governance and Sustainable Democracy in Nigeria”, the commemoration of the International Youth Day held on the 9th of August, 2012, at Gurara Hall, Rockview Hotel (Classic) Abuja brought together under the umbrella of UNDP-DGD, Youth, Politically based organizations, Serving NYSC Corp Members, Youth leaders

DESPLAY Season 7 Internship Begins at Youngstars Foundation's Youth Park

Youngstars Foundation is at it again as it plays host to four young participants of DESPLAY season 7, for the purpose of Internship. This exciting phase commenced on the 6th August, 2012 and is expected to run until 24th August, 2012. For this three week period, these four great minds will be expected to gather

Young Changemaker – Kwalu Johnpaul

Name: Kwalu Johnpaul Age: 29 Project: Catering Training/Seminar for Schools State Implemented: Ebonyi Platform: Pacific Institution for Catering and Hotel Management E-mail: [email protected], The Need Every average Nigerian understands that our country is experiencing a severe rate of unemployment especially among the youth, and most people are looking up to the government for a solution.

A One Day Forum on Youth Entrepreneurship and Leadership featuring Saul Garlick from The United States of America

The Embassy of the United States of America Public Affairs Section in partnership with Youngstars Foundation presents ‘A One Day Forum on Youth Entrepreneurship and Leadership’ featuring Saul Garlick from United States of America Guest Profile Saul Garlick At age 17, Saul Garlick founded a non profit organization called Student Movement for Change which he rebranded

Young Changemaker – Chinedu Jude Nwasum

Name: Chinedu Jude Nwasum Age: 23 State: Ebonyi Project:  Training on Democreacy and Leadership Email: [email protected] The Need There is a need for training and awareness on democracy and good governance in a community where majority of the youth believe that their votes should go to the highest bidder and violence is the language of

Young Changemaker – Omolade Oladejo

Name: Omolade Oladejo Age: 29 Project: “Save a Live To Save a Nation” State Implemented: Abuja Email: [email protected] The Need The wealth of a nation, they say is its health, and given the current state of health care in the country, one can only conclude that Nigeria is very poor in that regard. It is

Young Changemaker – Purpose Osamwonyi Iserhienrhien

Name: Purpose Osamwonyi Iserhienrhien Age: 24 State Implemented: Edo Project: “ICT for Youth Entrepreneurship and Leadership Development” Email: [email protected], [email protected] The Need Edo state the heart beat of Nigeria is a state blessed with human minerals and materials resources with so much unidentified opportunity for young people. The unemployment rate is very high as the

Young Changemaker – Victor Erasmus Sulai

Name: Victor Erasmus Sulai Age: 20 Project: Youth Democratic Society (YODES) Gombe State. State of implementation: Gombe State Email: [email protected] The Need The global youth are faced with a lot of challenges such as unemployment, drug abuse, un-productivity, political misconduct, violence, etc. The Innovative Idea Response “Youth Democratic Society” YODES, was established in Gombe state

Young Changemaker – Femi Oye

Name: Femi Oye Age: 30 Project: “Solar Powered FIFA 2010 World Cup”. State Implemented: Lagos Email: [email protected] Phone: +2348037080251 Website: http://www.goSolarAfrica.org The Need In a country of over 150 million, an estimated 70% are poor and have inadequate access to electricity. Over 4billion Naira or $27M is spent daily to buy kerosene, Candles and petrol