Posted by News Express | 21 November 2018 | 1,209 times
A non-governmental organisation (NGO), Amaka Chiwuike-Uba Foundation (ACUF), has scheduled a one-day workshop to train youths on critical thinking, problem solving and entrepreneurship development. The workshop is in furtherance of ACUF’s monthly Youth Development and Leadership Workshop Series (YouDAL).
“This is in recognition of the challenges facing the youth in Nigeria, which includes lack of knowledge to envision and execute strategic leadership processes and effective management, inadequate skills for entrepreneurship, lack of ability to participate in governance and effect social change and weaknesses in setting personal and vocational goals,” a statement issued on Tuesday in Enugu by the organisers said.
The workshop, which is expected to hold in Enugu on Saturday, December 1, “will afford youths the opportunity to acquire and apply some necessary skills required in thinking critically, creatively and making decisions that will solve problems and resolve conflicts,” Founder of the NGO, Mr Chiwuike Uba, said in the statement.
Mr. Uba said that the workshop is free for registered participants; as the NGO is basically interested in enlightening and the building the skills capacity of Nigerians; hence, making life easier for everyone. He said that no stone was left unturned in bringing together experts and resource persons from different parts of the world to speak to participants in the workshop, even as he revealed that ACUF will never rest until its target of seeing a better Nigeria is achieved. “The YouDAL aims to promote youth leadership development, education and employment, to support healthy lifestyle and foster the participation of all the youth into all aspects of society at national, state and local government levels. The mission is to transform lives and build nations.”
Chiwuike added that ACUF has carried out similar workshops in the past, especially in spreading the awareness about asthma ailment, just as he called on government and well-meaning Nigerians for sponsorship in combating the scourge of asthma: which he said is not a death sentence for patients.
He said: “Critical, creative and entrepreneurial thinking are useful in every sphere of life and are not just innate skills, but skills that can be developed by anyone through learning and refining over time. Individuals with strong critical thinking skills are very valuable resources to nations, teams and to businesses. The skills recognise that solutions to problems are not always found by picking apart and analysing ideas, but in the investigation of the external world. The training workshop methodology shall include individual exercises and reflections, stories and scenarios, small and large group discussions, activities and games, role-playing exercises and team projects and exercises.
“For best impact, ACUF has assembled national and international experts to address the participants. They include: KC Richards, Mr Larry Oguego; founder of the Life Coach Project and Human Rights Volunteer Corps (HRVC), Chukwuma Ephraim Okenwa; Director of Queen’s Model Schools and a Triple YALI Champion, among others.”
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