I-Train Africa To Train 50,000 Youths In 36 African Countries In Partnership With Denmark’ Unleash"
I-Train Africa to train 50,000 youths in 36 African countries in partnership with Denmark’s Unleash
It is impossible to overstate the importance of upskilling African youth in relevant soft skills in today's world. As the world has become more streamlined in recent years, a person's network has become a more valuable asset, one that is valued higher than his or her own personal knowledge.
As part of her opening remarks at a virtual press conference, the convener of the Global Mentorship Conference for African Youths, which is being organized in collaboration with UNLEASH Denmark, shared this information.
"Despite the fact that a large proportion of African youths are literate, they do not understand why they are pursuing their current academic pursuit or life path," Aderinsola Adio-Adepoju, convener of the Global Mentorship Conference for African Youths and founder of I-Train Africa, stated. In order for them to achieve the future they have imagined for themselves, they must first address this issue.
At the press conference, Alhaji Abdullahi Barau Abubakar, patron of the Global Mentorship Conference for African Youths and CEO of AIDA Resources, stated in a similar vein that the conference is "a platform to empower African youths."
In order to guide literate youths in Africa to their desired destination, education within the four walls of the school is insufficient. They require direction and clarity, which is all the more important if today's youth generations, who have been inundated with a narrative of deprivation, wish to change for the better.
For the program to have the intended impact in this day and age, sustained partnership and collaboration are essential, and one of the organizers' primary goals is for more youth on the continent to access global opportunities through their work in the social good space.
"Supporting the Global Mentorship Conference for African Youth not only reflects some of the organization's key objectives, but it also aligns with UNLEASH's goal of contributing to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, which address global problems," Gregory Pepper, UNLEASH Denmark's program lead, explained.
A talk by Tom Kirkham, the Project Access's African Outreach Manager, about the post-event activities and how they could be one of the most effective ways to secure scholarships and expose participants to the opportunities available in Europe and the United States of America for less privileged African youth.
He urged youths to attend the event in order to gain access to information that could open their eyes to previously undiscovered possibilities.
Youth education in Africa must prioritize clarity, as we can attest to the difficulties faced by young people on the continent due to a lack of life skills and an appreciation for the importance of a network of friends and family.
The press conference came to a close with other event partners UNLEASH Ambassador Ghana Andrew Akoto-Addo, Janet Obaemo of the Odaja Mentorship Program, and Mr Rotimi Eyitayo of Team masters Limited sharing their unique but similar experiences, as well as how early exposure to clarity and direction was instrumental in them achieving their African citizenship goals. UNLEASH Ambassador Ghana Andrew Akoto-Addo, Janet Obaemo of the Odaja Mentorship Program,
A FREE event, the Global Mentorship Conference for African Youths will be held on Hopin, a virtual networking and conferencing platform, and will be open to the public.