Support the Mushin Area Makeover Project.

Mushin Area Makeover

The Mushin Area Makeover is a 1-DAY community development face-lift program which will bring about the physical beautification of selected areas of cities by the efforts of up to 5,000 volunteers from within and outside the community.

This specifically involves painting of buildings and roadside curbs along the most noticeable and eye-catching parts of the selected streets in an area over a duration of 8 hours NON-STOP.

Why?
To mobilize the community volunteers resources in a bid towards building out society.

When?
On the 12th of December, 2009, a volunteer force of about 5, 000 people living from within and outside Lagos and even abroad, will converge in Mushin to implement the Mushin Area Makeover.

Who ?
Visible Impact, as Project Coordinator, in conjunction with other project teams and stakeholders including:

* Mushin local government.
* Ministry of Environment Lagos.
* Office of the governor of Lagos State.
* Office of the first lady of Lagos State.
* Religious bodies within Mushin environ (churches and Mosques)
* LASTMA
* LAWMA (with trucks to evacuate all wastes packed up)
* Police – to ensure safety of lives.
* Ambulance services and first Aid organizations
* All NYSC corpers serving under Mushin local government

Where?
Pilot project has been scheduled to kick off within MUSHIN AREA of Lagos.

This is a call to action to all lagasions to help build the nation of our dreams…Yes we can..We must…We will.

To volunteer or donate towards the Mushin Area Makeover Project…Visit

http://www.gemstone2025.org

“We Can Make a Difference”; “We are the Government we have been waiting for”.

The 2009 Nigerian Youth Leadership Awards.

Given the recognition that youth are critical to the development of any country,there is increasing global emphasis on the need to invest in the youth. However,in spite of the fact that the vast majority of Nigeria’s population is below the age of 35, youth have been relegated to the background. More frightening is that many of our young people feel a sense of hopelessness and cannot see the possibilty of affecting the development of the country.

In spite of this situation, a select group of young people have distinguished themselves by contributing to the communitiesin which they live by initiating change projects that are gradually transforming lives. It is against this backdrop that LEAP Africa initiated the Annual Nigerian Youth Leadership Awards in June 2004.

Since its inception, the Awards have transformed the lives of its winners, enabling them to gain increased credibility and exposure and the financial and in-kind support to expand the scope of  their initiatives.

The Annual Nigerian Youth Leadership Awards recognizes 10 outstanding young nigerians who have played leadership roles in creating positive changes in their local communities in one of the following ares: Business and Economic Development, Environment, Education, Law and Human Rights, Health, Media, Arts and Culture, and Science and Technology.

The 6th Edition of the Annual Nigerian Youth Leadership Awards was held on the 19th of  November 2009 at the Shell Hall,Muson Centre,Lagos. The awardees each received N70,000.00 to support their change projects in their local communities.

The winners of the 6th Annual Nigerian Youth Leadership Awards include:

  • Aboderin Tunde
    Project: Mobile Cinema Crew.
    Focus: Social Change Through Cinema.
  • Adesokan Balikiss
    Project: Brand it Nigeria.
    Focus: Promoting Patriotism Among Nigerian Youth.
  • Yejide Alo
    Project: Young Minds Empowerment initiative.
    Focus: Youth Training and Empowerment.
  • Anyaegbu Francis
    Project: Youth Education and Empowerment.
    Focus:Youth In Transit Organisation.
  • Inalegwu Frank
    Project: Society for Life and Human Development.
    Focus: Economic Empowerment of PLWHA and Vulnerable Groups.
  • Isikwenu Oghenefego
    Project: Inspiro Communications and Media.
    Focus: Youth Empowerment and Development.
  • Odiase Emmanuel
    Project: SmokeFree Foundation.
    Focus: Anti-tobacco Campaign in Iperu.
  • Okafor Peter
    Project: Operation Be Your Own Boss.
    Focus: Youth Entreprenurship.
  • Okelola Olumayokun
    Project: G54 Environmental Project Group.
    Focus: Environmental Sustainability.
  • Rotimi Akin
    Project: African Youth Unit for Change.
    Focus: Building Leadership Potential among Youth in Post War African Countries.


2009 Global Entrepreneurship Week

Global Entrepreneurship Week For one week, millions of young people around the world will join a growing movement of entrepreneurial people, to generate new ideas and to seek better ways of doing things.

Global Entrepreneurship Week is a civil-society initiative to promote the entrepreneurial aspirations of young people everywhere. This year it runs from 16–22 November 2009. During this week, partner organizations conduct a range of activities designed to inspire, connect, mentor and engage young people, to help them acquire the knowledge, skills, networks and values needed to grow innovative and sustainable enterprises.

Like many great movements, Global Entrepreneurship Week started with an idea. The notion to inspire innovation in youth began with British Prime Minister Gordon Brown and Carl Schramm, president and CEO of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.

The Week quickly grew into a worldwide movement to unleash the ideas of tomorrow’s entrepreneurs. In 2008, its inaugural year, the Week involved more than 3 million participants, 100 countries, 25,000 activities, and 8,800 partners.

The Global Entrepreneurship Week seeks to:

1. Inspire– Introduce entrepreneurship to young people under the age of 30 who otherwise might not have considered it as a career path.

2. Connect– Network young people across national boundaries to discover new ideas at the intersection of cultures and disciplines.

3. Mentor-Enlist active and inspirational entrepreneurs around the world to coach and mentor the next generation of enterprise talent as they pursue their dreams.

4. Engage– Demonstrate to opinion leaders and policymakers  how entrepreneurship is central to a nation’s economic health and culture, and we give nations the opportunity to learn about each other’s entrepreneurial policies and practices.

No matter where you fall on the entrepreneurial spectrum—from celebrity entrepreneur to curious student—this week is for you.The week is more than an information exchange. It’s an inspiration exchange! Get involved today at www.unleashingideas.org.

November 2009 Events

These are the events i would be attending in the month of “November 2009”. Look forward to connecting with those of you who are planning to attend at these events:

International Institute of Global Leadership

Second Edition of IIGL Nigeria Meeting

The Place Resturant,

Isaac Jones Street GRA Ikeja.

1st November 2009.

Internet Governance: Creating Opportunities for All Nigerians

Event Venue: Golden Gate Ikoyi, Lagos.

Date: 5th November 2009.

Time: 9:30am-3:30pm

You can join the facebook event page here

ComBIT Africa 2009

Event Venue: Exhibition Hall, the Lagoon Restaurant, Victoria Island, Lagos-Nigeria).

Date: November 3-4 2009.

Gobal Entrepreneurship Week 2009

November 16-22 2009

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