The Youths Enterprise Development and Innovation Society (YEDIS), a non-governmental organization (NGO), has tasked young people to avoid brutality, hooliganism and other immoral attitudes that can damage their image in a given society.
Speaking at a program called “International Literacy Day 2021” in Ikirun, Osun State, the organization’s general manager, Chief Rafiu Akinpelu Olaore, advised young people to think about what they could do to develop their communities and the nation and not just what the government could do for them.
While presenting writing materials to 253 students at Osun State Polytechnic, 1,000 notebooks to students at Nawarudeen Elementary School, Ikirun, and seven whiteboards, 25 packets of markers at the Onaolapo Memorial High School, Ikirun, Osun State, Nigeria, and others, the Superintendent urged students to focus on life.
Chief Olaore, who praised teachers for their impact on education, upholding professional ethics and encouraging literacy, said “Apart from the above contributions, YEDIS had implemented numerous youth empowerment programs, while listing goals to include motivating young people to be successful in entrepreneurship. by equipping them with the skills, knowledge and confidence to run a business.
Others, he said, were developing an entrepreneurial culture among young people / students for self-reliance, learning from inspiring entrepreneurs, their tips for success and networking with like-minded people, as well as the exchange of business ideas among members to create a forum for business plans, among others.
He also noted that “literacy empowers people and improves their lives by expanding their ability to choose a valuable lifestyle.”
According to him, September 8 was proclaimed International Literacy Day by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in 1966 to remind the international community of the importance of literacy. for individuals, communities and societies and the need to step up efforts. towards more literate societies. Literacy is an essential component of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
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