Martina Odok, a CANVASSITY Youth Democracy Fellowship 2016 participant is depicting the problem of unemployment, unemployability and the ideal situation of Skills and Youth Entrepreneurship on her “Democracy Works Canvass“, which she is using as a mass civic mobilization tool to share her plan of collaborating with government to address her community concerns. She intends to engage the Plateau State Ministry of Youths and Sports, the NYSC Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Department and the Industrial Training Fund (ITF) to address this problem.
About CANVASSITY Youth Democracy Fellowship
CANVASSITY is designed to increase youth capacity to effectively engage and support government institutions deliver impactful governance, raise efficiency and accountability. Each CANVASSITY participant, after the first workshop shall identify one government agency or institution he or she shall engage with to solve a particular pressing problem in society. Each participant must physically visit and engage with a chosen government institution of their choice. This campaign shall also have a visual arts component where the problem being addressed shall be captured in a drawing or pictorial visual as tool of engagement and advocacy to the government agency, media and members of the community/stakeholders.
Canvassity is an initiative of Youngstars Foundation with support from the National Endowment for Democracy, Washington DC, USA