Positive Citizenship Nigeria

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Belarus and UK's National Commission for UNESCO

Paintings entitled "Moy Dom, My Home - A UNESCO Culture of Peace" painted by the talented children of Mozyr, Belarus
were used by UK's National Commission for UNESCO as presentations to the Director General of UNESCO, HE The UK Ambassador to
United Nations, HE UK's Ambassador to UNESCO and the Secretary of State for Wales and Northern ireland.

Nigeria

Dear Young Nigerian Professionals,

We express our gratitude to the Almighty God, Redstrat, People to People International (PTPI) and Nigerian Student Entrepreneurs Club (NSEC), all the wonderful facilitators and participants on the successful completion of the Developing Entrepreneurial skills that impact Nigerian Youths (DESTINY) -with support from A Ray of Hope, Unesco Youth Ambassador for the culture of Peace- a six weekend entrepreneurial programme designed to empower young Nigerians with knowledge and skills that they require to become successful Nigrerian entrepreneurs.

Last weekend which was the final training for the first class of DESTINY featured Mr. Lanre Akinsuin, CEO/MD of Laynet Multisystems Company who shared his story on how he resigned from his high paying job to start his own company. Interestingly, he is below thirty (30) and has his office at Ogba. Participants were thrilled with  his story. Also, Mr. Opeyemi Alabi, a young Information Technology Guru and a staff of CELTEL facilitated the session on ICT:  Internet and e-business which he titled: How it works.  He employed practical experiences on how to take advantage of the cyber space. 

Mrs. Itunuade Iyun, didn't fail to take the participants through an interesting session on Business Ethics. It was very interactive and detailed. Participants who didn't understand what professionalism meant had a good understanding on how they can go out there and lead their businesses with ethics. Shortly, Mr. Ayodeji Wole Oyedukun, delivered a paper titled: Managing Business Information. This was to help participants on why and how to manage business information (records and document management).

Finally, we had participants submit their evaluation forms of the training and Messrs Rahman and Oyedokun gave out the certificates of participation to all successful participants.  Participants will be followed up on to ensure that their businesses are successfully initiated. Please see pictures attached.  The next training will be announced as soon as we make conclude arrangement.

Thank you all.



--
Victor Gotevbe
General Manager
Nigerian Professionals International network
www.niproinc.com
234-8033057677

Personnel Officer
Vanguard Media Limited
www.vanguardngr.com

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Nigeria

Dear Young Nigerian Professionals,
 
We are accepting nominations for our exclusive event:  Top 40 under 40 female professionals in Nigeria. You know of any female professional making positive impact in Nigeria particularly those uncelebrated, then read below and  please visit www.niproevents.com for details.
 
TOP 40 UNDER 40 FEMALE PROFESSIONALS IN NIGERIA

Lagos, Nigeria -- June 1st, 2005 -- When we took to the streets to ask, Who are the top 40 under 40 female professionals in Nigeria? Here is one of the answers we got, 'That one na easy question, if you want make I name names': Madame Speaker, Honourable Etteh is one, Doctor Mrs Ndi Okereke-Onyiuke, Stock Exchange is another! Wait, wait, we said, under 40?! I hear you my brothers but wetin a woman fit accomplish before 40 in this country that would make a top lady?!'

The average Joe and Jane in Nigeria don't have a monopoly over such sentiment. It seems as a nation, as with many others around the world, we are yet to come to grips with the reality that more and more women, especially younger women, are raising to top of their careers. It therefore becomes an imperative for us, as a nation, to start sensitizing ourselves to this notion that women of all ages deserve the right to be successful.

To inspire and cultivate a Nigeria that appreciates the young professional woman, the Nigerian Professionals Network (NiPRO) is hosting the first of its kind reception to recognize and highlight the achievements of young professional women in Nigeria. "Let us catch and honour them young, to help inspire more of them to become the likes of Dr. (Mrs) Ndi Okereke-Onyiuke, says Kamil Olufowobi, the Executive Director of NiPRO International. He went on to say, we aim to connect these up and coming 40 diverse, young and talented female professionals with their more established counterparts, one to facilitate mentorship and two, as a group we are asking for a collective and innovative plan of action to help inspire more female leadership in Nigeria."

In honouring the Top 40 under 40 Female professionals in Nigeria, as NiPRO intendsto do as part of their 2nd Top (40) under (40) Conventions on Sunday, September 9th, 2007 in Lagos, NiPRO will begin the transformation the Nigerian society needs with regards to embracing female leadership of all ages. The NiPRO Woman summit and reception will attract the who is who in the Nigerian community, top level executives, high ranking government officials, Nigerian?s most eligible bachelors and much more. The outcome of the Summit will be a collective and innovative plan of action to inspire more female leadership in Nigeria.

Selection Criteria
- Resides in Nigeria
- Have a track record of leadership and/or success within the Nigerian community
- Age 18 - 40
- Socially Conscious

WHY SHOULD YOU ATTEND ?!
- Join the coalition of the willing and able
- Join the most vibrant network of young Nigerian professionals creating a paradigm shift
- Build contacts that can make a difference in your life
- Exchange ideas, leads and recommendations with prominent Nigerian professionals
- Network with the 2007 Top (40) under (40) female professionals in Nigeria
- Network with Prominent Nigerian Professionals

Overview

We are witnessing today the gradual change of perception by many governments, organizations and individuals around the world about the role of women in Society. Nigeria for instance with the ushering of democracy has little by little seen many women risen to higher positions in academics, politics and the corporate world. Young women are continuing to use their special talents (feminine genius and energy) to transform the Nigerian Society. Therefore, it becomes necessary to recognize and highlight the achievements of these women to inspire and cultivate a Nigeria that appreciates the NiPRO Woman. This elegant dinner reception will recognize and highlight the achievements of 40 diverse, young and talented female professionals in Nigeria.

  1. To create a platform for the 2007 Top (40) Under (40) female professionals in Nigeria to meet, network, connect & mingle with themselves and invited special guests
  2. To engage in dialogue about the achievements and challenges faced as women in their leading roles.
  3. To outline a collective and innovative plan of action to inspire more female leadership in Nigeria

The summit and reception in Lagos, Nigeria will attract the who's who in the Nigerian community, top level executives, high ranking government officials, Nigerian's most eligible bachelors and much more.

The outcome of the Summit will be a collective and innovative plan of action to inspire more female leadership in Nigeria .

"Inspiring a New Generation of Female Leadership in Nigeria"

                                                                           APPLY TO ATTEND

                                       VENUE DETAILS FOR GUESTS, OBSERVERS & CONFIRMED PARTICIPANTS ONLY

STRICTLY BY INVITATION ONLY

For More Information visit www.niproevents.com

 



--
Victor Gotevbe
General Manager
Nigerian Professionals International network
www.niproinc.com
234-8033057677

Personnel Officer
Vanguard Media Limited
www.vanguardngr.com
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Our 47 little friends in Mozambique

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

 

Nigeria

Dear Young Nigerian Professionals,

"Come my friends, 'tis not too late to seek a newer world." – Tennyson

An initiative in search of inspiration. 

Please see below and send your nominations to Victor@unesco.co.uk

PROJECT: INSPIRING NIGERIANS

Vivienne Eka, a Nigerian born photographer, living  in the United Kindgom and Advisor and Liaison, Photographic projects for A Ray of Hope, Unesco Youth Ambassador for the Culture of Peace is interested in promoting a photographic initiative and in doing so search for the most inspirational and  altruistic people contributing towards a postive "Nigeria today", Artists, Poets, Scientist, Athletes, Footballers, Spiritual leaders, Fashion Designers, Musicians, and Heads of Business just to mention a few. Vivienne is looking for twelve/thirteen "models" of integrity and influence. . Collection methods  for the photographs can be decided following nominations.  These photographs  would be placed online and entitled "  Inspiring Nigerians" also providing the potential for a 2008 Calendar.

So you want to nominate someone, please ensure that your nomination includes a few paragraphs of information justifying your submission.

Do you know of an individual either old or young, male of female, that makes a positive difference to  Nigerian society.


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Mozambique - Heatons

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Thank you to Heatons Lurgan and Heatons Ireland for their continued generosity in supplying sports wear and night dresses for our orphanage in Mozambique.
 

India - Melanie

 
Photographs of the water buffalo purchased for the community.

Seguya Uganda

I am currently helping teach basic computer skills at Cabridge College. I shared the information I am copying you in here below with a friend.

The service I give the college student is not paid for. This college has five computers like I said in my last e-mail. Three of them were simply sleeping and I talked to headmaster about helping the boys and girls. I did this from my experience, I have learned that computers dominate almost every area of life that a student who leaves secondary school without at the least, a small knowledge of how to use them, would have an unconfortable life out here. When in South Africa, I had to do my CAA exams on a computer, and I got my results immediately at a click. The fact that I used computers got me wondering "what would I have done if I didn't know how to use these machines?"


The College is so rural(it's in the parish where our home is), and like many other rural institutions or families, short of almost every resource. I am sure if I asked to be paid for my service, the headmaster would give excuses, and the whole thing would not start. The three machines lacked mice, I asked for them, but since last week, they have not yet been purchased. An institution like this one has much competing for its resources that a project such as the one I am undertaking there can easily be looked at as a luxury, not because it is, but simply because it is not what runs the institution. Besides, even the 'engine' of the institution is not half way built, it is at a level only enough for survival. 



Because I know the importance of what I am doing, I choose to do it regardless. Because we lacked the mice the last time I met the students, I decided that we do something else. We did a litle stuff on computer for I had a laptop. I had carried my book, "The Law of Success"(Napoleon Hill) with me and, the students and I had a discussion on self-esteem and how it can affect their success. The students shared with me about their fears and we had a discussion on how they can over come them.


The students are interested in everything we do, but their enthusiasm for computers is so high.

Beautiful times and best wishes,
Seguya