The Youths Enterprise Development and Innovation Society (YEDIS), a non-governmental organization (NGO), on Friday tasked young people to avoid thugs, hooliganism and other immoral attitudes that could damage their image in a given society.
Speaking at a program titled: “International Day 2021” in Ikirun, Osun State, the NGO’s Managing Director, Chief Rafiu Akinpelu Olaore, advised young people to think about what they can do to develop their communities and the nation, not just the government can do for them.
While presenting writing materials to 253 students at Osun State Polytechnic, a thousand notebooks to students at Nawarudeen Elementary School in Ikirun, and donations of seven whiteboards, twenty-five marker packs at Onaolapo Memorial High School in Ikirun, Osun State, Nigeria, and others, the superintendent asked the students to focus on life.
“Most importantly, they must be creative and innovative in their educational approach to contribute to the economic development of the nation. As entrepreneurship education is now a global academic practice, colleges and young people should act accordingly. “
Chief Olaore, who praised teachers for their impact on education, upholding professional ethics and encouraging literacy, said: Motivating young people to be successful in entrepreneurship by making them endowing the skills, knowledge and confidence to operate a business.
Another according to him is the development of an entrepreneurial culture among young people / students for autonomy, learning from inspiring entrepreneurs, their advice for success and networking with like-minded people, exchange of ideas. business ideas among members to create a business forum of plans, competitions and debates, and accessibility to advice and business development and organization of mentoring, workshops and trainings to gain expertise in leadership and business management.
He also noticed that literacy empowers individuals and improves their lives by expanding their abilities to choose a type of life that they can value by saying: It is also an engine for sustainable development.
Olaore further praised the teachers for their impact on education, upholding professional ethics and encouraging literacy and stressed that they celebrate to promote the importance of education and help people disadvantaged to become literate with the theme ‘Literacy for a people-centered recovery: bridging the digital divide.’
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 for intensified efforts towards more literate societies. Literacy is a vital component of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
“Since 1967, International Literacy Day (IWD) celebrations have been held annually around the world to remind the public of the importance of literacy as a matter of dignity and human rights and to advance the agenda. literacy towards a more literate and sustainable society. Despite the progress, literacy challenges persist, with at least 773 million young people and adults lacking basic literacy skills today, ”he submitted.
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