As part of the post-awards activities for its 10th season, The Future Awards Africa (TFAA) launched the Africa Citizenship School, beginning with a tour across secondary schools and universities in Nigeria.
The African Citizenship School which is focused on developing young individuals in leadership, career and active citizenship, began on Wednesday, 24 February, 2016 at the Baptist Boys High School, Abeokuta in Ogun State, Nigeria, and will run until May 2016.
“More than ever, young Africans need to be aware of their rights as citizens in a democracy and the hugely important role young people hold in shaping the future of the continent. It has been amazing to see the effect of a galvanized youth on the politics of a country and we at The Future Project are excited to spread the word,” said Chude Jideonwo, Executive Director, The Future Project.
“And beyond the awards, we are passionate about ensuring that TFAA alumni share their stories of inspiration, value-creation and belief in themselves and in Africa,” he added.
To kick off the tour, TFAA alumni, Olufunbi Falayi, winner TFAA Prize in Enterprise Support 2015; Tricia Ikponmwonba, Finalist TFAA Prize in Community Action 2014, and Emmanuel Ikubese, winner, Mr Nigeria 2014 contest; were present to share insightful career guidance to the students.
“We are glad to be chosen as one of the privileged schools to host some of the alumni of The Future Awards and other schools in the environs,” said Mr Adekunle Olanrewaju, Principal, Baptist Boys High school. “And we are grateful to the organisers for giving our students the opportunity on improving themselves and adding value to their communities.”
The tour is scheduled to visit Abeokuta, Abuja, Calabar, and finally, Lagos.
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