After a two week intensive virtual SDG boot camp training organized by Brace-Up the Young, the 17 Nigerian Youth Making Impacts otherwise called the SDGs Youth Advocates have completed their training. With the pledge “to leave no one behind but also to reach the furthest behind first” on our sleeves, we have no doubt that we are at the grasp of the hope and confidence we need as a nation.
Brace-up the Young has equipped these first cohorts with useful and practical knowledge to create solutions to the challenges, they might face in their capacities and organizations. The participants were exposed to reasons:
- why we need to attain and gain more ground in development goals.
- Why having a vision is very appropriate for leadership and goal setting.
- Why storytelling us a took to master
- Why partnership, collaboration, and networking is a concept that surrounds every SDGs on how to learn and earn their target.
- How to pitch and access funds
- Why pitching and accessing funds makes a fundamental backbone to any organization.
However, the SYAs were advised to be social entrepreneurs with the intention to drive social transformation in particular cases of societal issues.
The 17 SDGs Youth Advocates Cohort 1 fellows are:
1. Abdulsalam Maarufat
2. Odinaka Kingsley Obeta
3. Oyebimpe Arowosebe
4. Oni Emmanuel Iyiola
5. Oluwatoyin Agaja Esther
6. Akingbola Adewunmi
7. Adebimpe Adebara
8. Alfred Konaughe
9. Oladele Oreoluwa
10. Happy Innocent Ezem
11. Moyinoluwa Ogundowole
12. Victor Okechukwu Chimezie
13. Joan Aiyegbusi
14. Adediji Emmanuel Abiodun
15. Fatimah Ibrahim Opeyemi
16. Rose Amuzie
17. Adeosun Damilola Victoria