Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) in partnership with Actionaid Nigeria commemorated the 2020 International Youth Day with a call on youths, especially those in local communities to fully engage them for global change.
The International Youths Day marked every year around the world on 12th August was observed with youths from the five ICT centres which was setup by Actionaid and CITAD in FCT: Dakwa, Tunga Ashere, Pasepa, Leleyi Gwari and Gaube communities.
The youth engagement for global action highlighted the ways in
which the engagement of young people at the local, national and global levels is enriching national and multilateral institutions and processes.
The commemoration took place via Zoom platform. The session was moderated by Salma who discussed on the significance on celebrating the International Youth Day.
It was followed by a presentation with Hassan Sarkin Noma who is a Program Officer for Economy and Empowerment Network for Community Advancement, he discussed on Youth Exploring Opportunities a the Grassroot, he urged the youths to tap the resources within their localities and to take advantage of opportunities at their doorstep as well as explore other available opportunities.
Kehinde Obafemi who is a Youth Corps Member and Volunteer with SDG Mobile Library, she discussed on Youth Volunteerism, as a key to creating lifelong change. She task the youth to be open to learn, relearn and unlearn.
Joseph Augustine of Actionaid Nigeria discussed on 2020 theme: Youth Engagement for Global Actionaid. He urged the youth to raise awareness of their participation in the communities and also mainstream their voices, actions and initiatives.
It was quite a rewarding and educative moment as representatives of youths from these communities and resource persons discussed on various topics in line with the theme of this year’s celebration, tagged: “Youth Engagement for Global Action”