Youth Engagement for Global Action 2020
What does it mean to be a youth?
Youths are people (age 15-35) who actively grow themselves to become responsible people of society.
Every youth has the power to change the narrative of where they are for the better.
On the 12th of August 2020, @kirfoundation commemorated the International Youth Day 2020 with 22 youth in attendance. The theme of the event was “Youth Engagement: How youth can play a critical role in societal issues” and the guest speakers for the day were Enoh Ogbevire, a media consultant and voice actor, and Gino Osahon, the hub manager at Ken-Saro Wiwa Innovation Hub.
The event streamed on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
Gino Osahon, who spoke on the topic “Youth Civic Engagement in a Digital Age”, addressed the youth about the high demand for skillsets needed to proffer solutions to the problems society faces.
His call to action to them was for them to use technology to rewrite the negative narrative about themselves globally and that they need to hone their skill in the global market.
The second speaker, Enoh Ogbevire, spoke on “Youth Engagement in Grassroot Issues” and urged them to use their voice as a medium to cause a positive change in their society.
Some of the youth in attendance, like Kindness, shared their experience in the program and how they had benefited from it.