It has always been a general belief that a good number of activities around development, youth empowerment, capacity building workshops and other self development activities happen in towns like Abuja, Lagos, Port-Harcourt etc.
This narrative is gradually shifting to the positive side with some organizations now bringing such activities down to our Owerri. It is quite commendable and worthy of celebration that Imo State citizens, especially young people can be part of these capacity building programs to enable them improve themselves and give more to the society.
One of such projects is the leadership forum which will be debuting on Sunday, 11th January 2014 at the Rockview Hotel, Owerri.
The event will be hosted by Guardians of the Nation International (GOTNI), a non-profit Youth Leadership Capital Development Organisation based in Lagos state Nigeria (Lagos again! 🙂 ). To be part of the event, visit their website and register.
It is my hope that young people in Owerri will make maximum use of this great opportunity to learn and develop themselves as a good number of us have poor attitude to programs like this. I remember inviting a friend to the last youth interactive forum organized by RISE in Owerri, and the question she asked was if she will be paid for attending!