Building teenage confidence for national growth
The Chief Executive Officer of Caverra World, Roseline Anijegbu, has stressed the need to pay greater attention to building confidence and careful development of skill-set in teenagers.
Stating that the teenagers are the future of tomorrow, Anijegbu noted that if they were neglected, a lot of things would go wrong. Anijegbu said this during the maiden edition of the Caverra World’s Beauty and Brain Contest, held in Lagos.
According to her: “We want the best for Nigeria, the teenagers are the future of tomorrow, the teenage stage is being overlooked, and it’s a very vital stage, whereby if it neglected a lot of things would go wrong.“We are trying to create an awareness for the Government and Nigerians to know that teenagers matter, because a teenager with a poor mind-set can never contribute anything to the society he or she is in, because true change for our nation starts with the teenagers.”
She said that her organisation would continue to coach, mentor and inspire teens to do more through its ‘Youth Hangout Programme’, and continue to raise awareness on the importance of developing the teens.
Disclosing some of her plans to The Guardian in expanding the organisation’s agenda in the coming year, Anijegbu, said: “This is going to be an annual programme. You can see the happiness on their faces, so from here, we are entering into other states, so that more teens will realise they are important, so that they can do more.”
At the end of the programme, certificates were presented to students who participated in the Hangout programme of the organisation, a mentorship and coaching programme for teens.
One of the students of the Teen Hangout programme, Agada Favour said: “Being honest, it brings out me. I am usually reserved but since I decided to participate, I have been able to express myself more, it has boosted my morale.”
A new King and Queen were crowned at the event, as the teen faces and ambassadors of the organisation, while other participants at the event were awarded and enrolled into skills acquisition packages and given other prizes.