July 15 @ 8:00 am – July 17 @ 11:00 pm
In today’s fast-paced world, the ability to acquire new skills is not just luxury; it’s a necessity. Whether you’re a professional aiming for career growth, an entrepreneur looking to stay ahead of the competition, or an individual seeking personal development, the power to acquire new skills is the key to unlocking your full potential.
As part of our advocacy programs, The Yes, We Are Winning Foundation joins the rest of the world every July 15th to commemorate the World Youth Skills Day. The theme of the 2023 edition is “Skilling teachers, trainers and youth for a transformative future”. The WYSD is a UN event to raise awareness on the importance of investing in youth skills development.
Through various skills acquisition programs organized yearly to mark the WYSD, we considered it most appropriate to train the boys at the Correctional Centre for Boys, Oregun, Ikeja Lagos as part of our activities for this year. We believe that through our empowerment initiatives we would influence a positive mindset; thereby fostering self-development towards national transformation.
A two weeks vocational training was carried out at the centre with facilitators from the field of arts and crafts, photography , videography and content creation. The boys were taught various skills including the basics of photography, video editing, soap making and perfume production.
It was an exciting experience for the boys having to learn new skills and it was very fulfilling to see them motivated to become self empowered and to contribute positively to their environment.
Through the program the boys were inspired and envision themselves for greater height and to become responsible to their society. Most of them shared their testimonies of how they will like to apply these skills for economic gains in the near future when they gain their freedom.
As we celebrate the #wysd2023, there’s a big potential in your hands that will give you a leap into productivity and profitability. Think big, explore your potential, acquire a skill today!