by Chi Ibe
Now in its second year, 1,000 points of light is set to hold June 16, 2012 at the Olive Tree Auditorium, Ikoyi, Lagos.
The summit is designed to host at least one thousand young men and women who will become 1,000 points of light to their nation and generation. The summit will help young people to find answers to some of the obvious but usually unanswered questions about the state of our nation, Nigeria.
The summit is also intended to communicate action plans and strategies that these young Nigerians can implement post-event.
The inaugural summit which took place last year had more than 1000 young Nigerians participating. These young Nigerians had an opportunity to direct serious questions to leaders and intellectuals such as Governor Fashola, Mr Oluyemi Cardoso, Mr Leke Alder, Tunji Lardner, and others.
This year, participants will have an opportunity to direct questions to Oby Ezekwesili and Donald Duke. Also contributing to the discourse and other efforts are distinguished public intellectuals and experts in the discipline relevant to the issues.
While the conversations and other actions continue all year round, the summit takes place once a year. This year, being the second 1,000 points of Light summit, is themed – Confronting Poverty. The summit has two goals. First is to provide information on the real issues that continue to make majority of Nigerians poor. Next is to equip the young participants with material on actions and strategies to tackle poverty.
The summit is directed at undergraduates from tertiary institutions across the country (including law school students), Youth Corpers, recent graduates and workers between the ages of 18 and 40.
Is free but required for participation, options include;
Online through the website
By Text Message
At the point of entry on the day of the program
Registration information includes;
Full Name, Telephone Number, E-mail address, Age and Blackberry Pin.
Registration can be done online at www.atpolight.org