by Jewel Stephen
Project Capable was created to stem the tide of social and moral decadence. A strategy designed to offer young people of Secondary School age the opportunity to discover the right path to self-discovery through programs and life coaching sessions specially designed for these purposes. The idea is to adopt carefully selected celebrities and youth advocates as vehicle of social change thereby having them motivate, inspire and educate several young Nigerians who look up to them.
Waje, Seyi Law and Mannie would be speaking at this year’s event and educate several young children of secondary school age. The programme is Scheduled to hold on Wednesday 10th of June at the Adeyemi Bero Hall, Alausa Secretariat, Ikeja by 10a.m ,with an expected convergence of about 2000 secondary school students from both public and private schools in Lagos state. The theme for this year’s edition is YES! – Young, Empowered & Succeeding.
The first edition was held successfully in 2009, and received support from several Nigerian Celebrities and Youth Advocates over the years , Mi Abaga, Desmond Elliot, Kate Henshaw, Jimmy Jatt, Gbemi Olateru-Olagbegi Tolu Sangosanya, Praise Fowowe and Uti Nwachukwu are some of the celebrities who have spoken at previous editions of the epoch making event. Project Capable is endorsed and approved by the Lagos State Ministry of Education.
According to the Team leader and Project coordinator Esther Ijewere-Kalejaiye “Our Aim is “To directly influence the lives of teenagers by being part of their growth process and activities through out-of-class educative programmes and to make the role of celebrities and youth advocates more useful in their everyday contribution to the growth of the nation’s teenager by sustaining them as behavioral and attitudinal change agents of our society.
It is packaged by Rubies Ink, organizers of the annual ” Walk Against Rape Campaign in Nigeria ,(W.A.R)