by Chi Ibe
The Central Working Committee for The Future Awards has announced that its annual post-awards school seminars, which have held for three years now, will again move outside of Lagos.
“The Future Awards is a national campaign focused on leadership and enterprise, and the awards are only the cherry on top,” said Chude Jideonwo, who is the executive director. “As always we are excited to go around the country and have our winners hold life-changing interactive and practical sessions with younger people. We want to build, and we are happy to lead the change.”
Post-event seminars will always be known for its outstanding achievements in the city of Lagos and we are proud of the results made so far in Lagos. As a result of this, we decided to storm other states with more life changing seminars,” said Chude Jideonwo, the Executive Director of The Future Project.
Mayflower School, Ikenne, Ogun state was the first school to be visited on Wednesday, November 28, 2012. The Future Awards winners such as Kemi Lala, Denrele Edun and Otto Orondaam were present at the school and they had interactive sessions with the students.
Students and facilitators exchanged ideas and experiences on pursuing your passion and dreams, conflict on career interest, project funding and many more. A mini dance competition was also conducted by Denrele Edun for the students. As an avenue for mentoring, contacts was exchanged amongst the students and facilitators.
Other schools to be visited outside Lagos are Abeokuta Grammar School in Abeokuta, Access High School amongst others in Ogun state, schools in Abuja, Minna, Port Harcourt and others.
With outreaches to Ghana, Ethiopia, and South Africa, The Future Awards has been described by the World Bank as “The Nobel Prize for Young Africans” and in six years, has produced 126 winners and over 1,000 nominees. Our mission at The Future Awards is to inspire leadership and build enterprise. With its umbrella The Future Project, it has been in the forefront of inspiring a new generation of leaders/leadership and entrepreneurs for Nigeria, working with the Africa Union, the US Government, the British Council, the Ministry of Youth Development, the Nigerian Presidency amongst other organs.
The seminars are hosted by The Future Project, a social enterprise set up based on a strong, practical commitment to human and capital development, especially in Nigeria. It is also committed to finding effective and innovative ways of addressing social issues.