YWAW Foundation Commemorates World Youth Skills Day 2019
The World Youth Skills Day 2019 was celebrated by the Yes We Are Winning Foundation on the 13th of July, 2019, in commemoration of the International World Youth Skills Day.
The theme of the conference was: “FASHIONING MY SKILLS FOR PROFITABILITY & ECONOMIC GROWTH.”
Several seasoned young entrepreneurs and social innovators challenged us on the relevance of skills acquisition and self discovery in a challenging economy. The event which is to commemorate the annual World Youth Skills Day (WYSD) is to create awareness on the importance of investing in youth skills development.
The event which is celebrated every July 15th, was celebrated by The Yes, We Are Winning Foundation on July 13th as her maiden World Youth Skills Day Symposium. Over 120 Youths from various works of life were in attendance to be part of this life-changing event.
Highlights of the event includes Seminars and workshops, Music and Dance, Entertainments, Exhibition of crafts, and networking. Our speakers were drawn from various works of life and this include: Crafts, Digital media, technology and the business world.
General Manager, ZIZA Digital captivates the participants with insights on Digital media and its opportunities for wealth creation. She gave 10 legitimate Digital media opportunities that can create employment for productive minds.
Agbons has a verse experience in digital marketing spanning over 15 years. She’s also involved in training and manpower development in digital media. You can connect with her on her social media platforms:
Facebook: Agbons Igbinoba-Igiewe
2. Ayobami Oni
Founder, Iranwo Foundation enlightened the youths on “Skills & Crafts That Promotes Economic Growth.” Ayobami who is actively involved in capacity building, enterpreneuship, and social services. In her presentation, she emphasised on the need for every youth to be equipped with relevant skills and Crafts in order to be financially independent. She identified emotional intelligence, servant-leadership skills and team work as key to economic growth. Connect with Ayobami on social media:
Facebook: Oluwafunmilayo Ayobami Oni
3. Sheriff Shittu
Founder & CEO of GetDEv Technology, a technical talent management companion helping business start-ups and hire the best developers Bothe within and outside the country. Sheriff examined the import of technology on skills development. He spoke extensively on How to promote your Skills Through Technology. Amongst jobs that is available to a software Engineer includes but no limited to front-end engineer, backend engineer. He stressed on discipline, diligence and determination as key to career growth and economic empowerment. He also encouraged the participants to volunteer as intern to acquire relevant skills and experiences that would place them on top of their games.
Sheriff is on facebook at sheriff Shittu (possicon)
4. Adebunmi Olatunji
The Female Carpenter & CEO OAG furniture was our Keynote speaker. She spoke on “The Role Of The Youth In Socio-Economic Growth.” She encouraged participants to be innovative and pursue excellence in their various careers of choice. In her presentation, she identified the roles of the youth as involvement in politics, Social innovation, Business etc. Furthermore, she disabuse the minds of the Youth from depending on the Government or individuals for their success in life, rather they should be creative and develop relevant business skills that would guaranty financial independence.
Connect with Adebunmi on:
Facebook:adebunmi olatunji adefunke
We also witnessed the demonstration of musical and dance and poetry skills and talents by the following Entertainment groups:
1.Amazing Dance Company (AD crew) from Festac, Lagos.
Facebook: amazing dance company
2.Chrysolite Dance Crew, made up of 5 amazing award-winning kids from Ibadan.
Facebook: Chrysolite Crew Chrysolite
3. Djagbo Bishop
An amazing and talented bassist and worship leader who was born without the wrists. He played the base guitar skilfully with no sense of handicap. He motivated the crowd not to be limited by their minds but be determined to achieve excellence no matter the prevailing conditions.
Facebook: Djagbo Bishop
We also had exhibition of crafts with following groups and companies in attendance:
Makers of Confectioneries, natural fruit drinks such as Zobo fruity, Kunu Aya & Zaki, Chapman etc. Mcdammy is a seasoned caterer and entrepreneur who loves endearing her clients with delicious healthy meals. Contact her on:
Facebook: Omolara Ibigbami
Instagram: Mcdammy foods
She Deals in catering services also displayed zobo drinks and food to entertain the guests. Her contact is:
Facebook: oluwaseeyin faromika
Bimbo Specialises on making and selling Adire Fabrics. She started the business of Tye Die with zero Naira about a year ago and her company have grown in leaps and bounds. She is currently involved in social services and empowering others.
Yo can reach her on:
Facebook: Amusa Islamiat Adebimpe
- Chiwnedu Eke is the CEO Veequi Exquisite Crafts. She specialises in beauty products and services, auto-gele, beads, and fashion designing. Connect her on facebook at Victoria Vec
- The children from the Austism Home were also in attendance to display their crafts and art works.
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Happy World Youth Skills Day