International Youth Day (IYD) 2019 – “Transforming Education”

The International Youth Day 2019 which holds every August 12, was commemorated at  Kids & Teens Resource Centre. This held in two phases under the theme “Transforming Education”. The phases  held via dialogue forum and an edutainment style known as “Open Maths Dance”. The dialogue forum held in the morning at the organization conference hall with 23 persons in attendance.  The second phase  which was an Open Maths Dance  held in the evening with 30 persons in attendance at Oloko round about, FUTA Chicken Republic, Akure. The first phase had the presence of two major speakers in person of Mr Biyi Agboola;CEO Gudbil Global Ventures and Shola Kenny; An Information and Communication Technology Consultant. The second phase had the presence of DJ VENUM, the World Guiness Record Breaker DJ, who played nonstop for 15 days and Lead  Dancer of Praise Dance Group.

Phase 1 : Dialogue Forum

The Dialogue Forum was focused on “The Bane of Robotic Learning in Nigeria Educational System”  and “Capacity Development of Young People Beyond The Four Walls of the Classroom”. This was facilitated by Shola Kenny and Biyi Agboola respectively. The dialogue forum was an eye opener to the participants as they understood the benefits in giving themselves to capacity building while studying in school to aid balanced decision in after school life.  Also, the young people in attendance had a reminder on making use of their internet effectively because it brings about global connectivity and easier means of self education.

One of the commentators, Mr Toyo emphasized on the fact that youth need to be security conscious with the quote “Hackers are here, where are you?” This means young people should expand the scope of their I.T. knowledge for cyber security purpose.  Afterwards, the CEO of Kids & Teens Resource Centre in person of Martin – Mary Falana rounded up the program by appreciating everyone in attendance. Group pictures were taken.

KIDS & TEENS INTERNATIONAL YOUTH DAY 2019 DIALOGUE FORUM
Phase 2: Open Maths Dance

The Second Phase of Kids & Teens Resource Centre International Youth Day 2019 activity tagged “The Open Maths Dance” kicked off with the presence of DJ VENUM (The World Guinness Record Breaker DJ, who played nonstop for 15 days).  Shortly, the Lead Dancer of Praise Dance Group was around to lead the young people who were present for the Open Maths Dance. The Open Maths Dance had different styles which included calculating steps, circle formation and display of individual skills. In the course of the dance, MM was able to intimate the general public about the essence of the open maths dance which was done to commemorate the 2019 International Youth Day. In no time, other young fellow onlookers started dancing at their various stand points. It was dance! Dance!! Dance!!! till it was night.

 

TRANSFORMING EDUCATION THROUGH OPEN MATHS DANCE
THE CEO OF KIDS & TEENS RESOURCE CENTRE, MARTIN – MARY FALANA WITH DJ VENNUM, WORLD LONGEST DJ GUINNESS RECORD BREAKER DURING OPEN MATHS DANCE

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

*

Share:

More Posts

World AIDS Day 2023: “Let communities lead”

World AIDS Day 2023: “Let communities lead” Title: Uniting for Change: Mobilizing Collective Support to Combat HIV/AIDS in Nigeria   Today, December 1, marks World AIDS Day, a globally recognized day dedicated to raising awareness about HIV/AIDS and showing support for people living with the virus. On this significant day, it is crucial for us to reflect and renew our commitment to our response to the HIV/AIDS pandemic in Nigeria. In the face of the ongoing global HIV/AIDS pandemic, it is crucial that we rally together to strengthen Nigeria’s response to this devastating disease. The burden of HIV/AIDS in Nigeria is significant, with prevalence rates varying across states. It behoves on us to critically examine the urgent need for collective support in Nigeria, with specific reference to the commitment statements made by Ekiti State and other leaders in the country. Understanding the Challenge: HIV/AIDS continues to pose a significant threat to public health and the well-being of individuals within Nigeria. According to UNAIDS, as of 2020, Nigeria had the second-highest number of people living with HIV globally, with approximately 1.7 million Nigerians affected by the virus. Drawing inspiration from relevant literature, we can resonate with the words of Nelson Mandela

A Collaborative Approach: Fighting Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis

A Collaborative Approach: Fighting Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) poses a significant global health challenge, threatening to reverse the progress made in controlling tuberculosis. In this article, we highlight the Association for Reproductive and Family Health’s (ARFH) partnership with Kids & Teens Resource Centre (K&TRC) to implement the Community DR-TB Care intervention in Ondo State, Nigeria. Through a range of activities, patient support, and monitoring, this collaborative effort aims to improve treatment outcomes and reduce the transmission of DR-TB. Join us as we delve into the project’s achievements, challenges, and inspiring success stories from patients on their journey to recovery. By focusing on improved treatment outcomes and reducing DR-TB transmission, this partnership contributes significantly to the broader effort of ending TB in Nigeria. Since the inception of the project, K&TRC has worked diligently with pre-selected Treatment Supporters and Community-Based Organizations (CBOs). These partners play a vital role in supporting case notification, treatment commencement, and adherence. Through regular contact tracing, home visits, and outpatient department clinics (OPD) visits, patients’ progress is closely monitored to ensure treatment completion and overall well-being. To address concerns about the volume of drugs and strong side effects, K&TRC’s counselors educate patients during home visits and follow-up

Full Cycle Tax Watch: Marginalized Population

Full Circle Tax Watch For Marginalized Population in Nigeria, Mali and Ghana The Full Circle Tax Watch project aimed to empower young people, with a specific focus on gender minorities and persons with disabilities, across Ghana, Nigeria, and Mali was implemented as a Consortium of Civil society organizations with the support of Voice Global. The primary goal of this project is to enhance social accountability around fiscal issues, particularly taxation and public budgeting. Also to improve access to comprehensive social services, with a particular emphasis on healthcare and education. In Nigeria, the project partners Kids & Teens Resource Centre and Peer Review Forum Nigeria; Society for AIDS in Africa (SAA) in Ghana and the Arcad Sante Plus in Mali all worked together to promote greater inclusion of marginalized communities in fiscal policy-making and practices. The vision is to first, expand institutional support for the inclusion of marginalized people in engaging with tax policy reforms and budget monitoring. Secondly, to enhance the understanding of budget and fiscal monitoring, pro-poor tax policy, efficient tax collection, and public budget allocations among organizations addressing the health and education needs of marginalized populations. In achieving these, implementing members who are trained personnel, trained members of

International Day of the Girl Child Commemoration

International Day of the Girl Child Commemoration In commemoration of the International Day of the Girl Child, K&TRC organized an impactful and informative event at Saint Louis Grammar School and for Girls living with hearing impairment Akure High School in Akure. This events aimed to empower the young girls with knowledge about Gender-Based Violence, the importance of leadership, their well-being as girls, their rights as children, and menstrual hygiene. The event sought to provide a comprehensive understanding of the vital topics needed to equip these young girls for a better future. The event commenced with an informative session on Gender-Based Violence. The students were educated about what Gender-Based Violence is, its various forms, and the severe consequences it has on victims and society. They were also provided with practical tips on how to prevent it and what to do if they ever experience a case of Gender-Based Violence. The objective was to raise awareness about this critical issue and empower the girls to protect themselves and support others. The students were encouraged to aspire to become leaders in their communities and society. They received lectures on the importance of leadership. How they, as young girls, can play significant roles in