On wednessday, 20th of April, Unveilign Africa held it’s first “I am, We are” empowerment program at Agidingbi Grammar School, Ikeja. The program was a collaboration of students from two schools; Supreme Education Foundation Schools and Agidingbi Grammar School. The program kicked off at 1:20pm, with a little fun. SEF students challenged Agidingbi Grammar School student to a shoki dance off. dancers were applauded as they battle it out for the bragging rights; SEF students came out on top as they were voted as the winners. Next was a coke challenge. Students from both schools competed spiritedly to be the fastest to finish a bottle of coke. Once again, a student of SEF came out on top.
After all the fun, it was time to get serious and to the agenda of the day. A discussion on youth challenges and issues in Nigeria. The discussion was grounded in a case study. The discussion was aimed at raising awareness about the Children Rights Act and get students conversing about the implementation of the Act here in Nigeria. The discussion was a fruitful one, as both sets of students confidently stepped up to share their thoughts, opinions and reflections. “Noone ever told us about the Child Right Acts, we need to know about it so that we are empowered to know our rights” said Chioma from SEF. Lola from Agidingbi Grammar School expressed her dissatisfaction about the need to have “connection to get anywhere in Nigeria”. It was a very insightful discussion with students pledging to spread the awareness of the Children Rights Act amongst their peers.
Next was the beautification project that aimed to combine team work, productivity and fun. Equipped with black and white paint,
brushes, water and enthusiasm, students set about beautifying the school’s gate entrance by painting the curbs. Zainab from SEF, summarized the activity perfectly “this activity teaches us and Agidingbi Grammar School students that we are the leaders now, and if the government can’t fix the walkway, we will empower ourselves and fix ourselves”.
All together, it was a fun, insightful and productive day and we like to say a big thank you to all the supporters and volunteers who made it possible.