Youth Development Advocates Seek Govt, Corporate Support For ACMF, Others - EDU-BIZNEWS


Saturday, January 20, 2024

Youth Development Advocates Seek Govt, Corporate Support For ACMF, Others

Youth development advocates including Chief Abiodun Lasile, Miss Elizabeth Amodu and Mr Babatunde Odedele have called on both government and corporate organizations to give the much needed financial support to Accurate-Creative Minds Foundation (ACMF) and other youths development centres ,to enable them sustain various human capacity building programmes aimed at the developing the huge potentials of youths for the economic growth of Nigeria

Chief Lasile who is the Orunto of Owu-Abeokuta kingdom speaking as a guest lecturer during an official launching and inauguration of  ACMF Development Centre on Saturday in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, said  moral and financial support of both government and corporate organizations would youth development organizations or centres to be more active in their socio-economic responsibility of developing human capacity of youths in the society, taking them from away from various vices capable of destroying their future

Speaking on the theme of the inauguration 'Role of Youths Development Centres In The Economic Advancement of The Nation', he stressed the need for such youth development centres to be well equipped with various books that would prepare youths for leadership roles in the society while urging government to put proper structure in place that would encourage youths to develop full potentials to enable them contribute to the economic growth of the country

Similarly  Elizabeth Amodu who is the General Manager of Olusegun Obasanjo Library, Youth Development Centre/Cinema, identified inadequate financial resources as major challenge facing youth development centres such ACMF, saying "they deserveall the support that can be gotten to ensure these organizationsand foundations do not crumble under the enormous weight of the increasing economic challenges facing the world as a whole"

Amodu who was the Keynote Speaker at the event described youth development centres as crucial to the advancement of any country, because of their continuous investment in the lives of youths 

According to her "governments and international organisations, private sector and civil society organisations are increasingly introducing initiatives that harness the transformative 
energy of youth through social entrepreneurship and innovation

She stressed the need for them to enter into more partnership with government and private organizations to enable them overcome the challenges facing them 

There is a need for more partnership with both government and private organizationsand individualsto sustain the great work the YDCs are doing".

Amodu who charged youth development centres to create more awareness on engagement of youths, however commended them for sustenance of programmes and activities, despite the realities of the economic situation 

Founder of ACMF, Mr. Babatunde Odedele had earlier in his welcome address, called on both government and corporate organizations for financial support to enable the youth development centre to execute its programmes and activities for the year 

He explained the mission, vision of ACMF whose objectives is to change the narrative and turn dreams of realities among youths , making them to believe in themselves 

Odedele maintained that ACME was committed to changing the narrative that education is a scam, saying education played crucial role in the development of capacity of every individual

This NGO is dedicated to the enlightenment and empowerment of our youth. Today marks a significant milestone in our journey as we inaugurate the ACMF Development Centre, a hub designed to nurture the potentials within each young mind.Our foundation envisions a world where every individual is equipped with knowledge, skills, and the confidence to navigate the complexities of life"

"This ACMF Development Centre stands as a testament to our commitment to fostering the growth of our youth, providing them with a space and opportunity to learn, unlearn, relearn, innovate, and excel.As we embark on this exciting endeavor, let us remember that education is not just about acquiring information but about inspiring curiosity, instilling resilience, and nurturing creativity"

"Through ACMF Development Centre, we aim to create an environment that encourages exploration, critical thinking, and the development of practical skills that will serve our youth in building a brighter future"

"Together, let us cultivate a community that values education, embraces diversity, and empowers the leaders of tomorrow. ACMF Development Centre is more than a physical space; it is a symbol of our collective commitment to the enlightenment and empowerment of the youth, paving the way for a generation that will contribute positively to our society and beyond", he stated 

Co-Founder of ACMF, Mr.Timothy Olugbode highlighted activities of the centre which various empowerment programmes on capacity building, project writing and power-point presentations 

He expressed the readiness of ACMF to do more with the much needed financial support from government and corporate organizations 

Chairman of the inauguration, Engr.Abdul-Gafar Majekodunmi, special guest of honour, Dr.Musediq Fadeyi had in their separate remarks, lauded the initiatives ot ACMF to provide the needed platform 
for youths to develop themselves and actualize their full potentials for the economic growth of the nation

One of the volunteers, Dr Rowaye explained that the operational structure of the ACMF to guests who attended the inauguration 

Highpoint of the inauguration included the unveiling of the programmes and activities of ACMF, launching of the centre's programmes  and presentation of awards to both the guest lecturer and Keynote Speaker 

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