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A non-governmental organisation, Tomeb Foundation in partnership with oil giant, ExxonMobil will tomorrow host students at Lagos State Model College, Badore, to a personal development and learning programme.

At the event billed to commence by 9am, each student will receive a motivational book that brilliantly discerns aspects of human behavior, titled “Insight: Nuggets of Excellence for Teenagers,’ written by a 16- year old Maryam Popoola.

Speakers at the programme, which is sponsored by ExxonMobil are expected to read out and explain chapters from the book, which will address topics like what it takes to succeed as a teenager, important habits to cultivate, academic excellence, and the good and bad sides of social media.

Some of the speakers include the Country Managing Director of Accenture Nigeria, Mr. Niyi Yusuf; the Managing Consultant, Kitbenj Consulting, Mrs. Elizabeth Olofin; a Professor of Medicine at the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Professor (Mrs.) Fatimah Abdulkareem; and a Government Relations Lead at Google, Mrs. Titi Akinsanmi.

In a statement by the founder of TOMEB, Mr. Tunde Popoola, the foundation was established to promote issues, activities and programmes that will energize individuals and communities to be economically self-sustaining and environmentally friendly.

Popoola said the foundation, which is targeted at youths, is aimed at assisting them in the realisation of their potentials, be exemplary in their conduct and become change agents.

Besides, he stated that the organization is poised to use the instrumentality of education and enterprise development to spur lives, overcome barriers and achieve meaningful social and personal economic goals.


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