Advocacy and Community Development

Sensitization | Youth Engagement | Social Impact

Program Areas

United Nations International Youth Day

World Youth
Skills Day

Educational Outreaches to Public Schools

Advocacy and Sensitization Programs

The Need

We look out and identify current pertinent issues in every sphere that affect the youth but are not generally addressed within the walls of the academic institutions.

Issues and challenges ranging from youth unemployment or underemployment, migration, mental health, abuse, education, career, finance and so on, relating to their well-being need to be addressed and platforms created where these matters can be discussed.

What We Do

As associates of the United Nations Department of Global Communications and partners with the United Nations Information Centre, Nigeria, our organization has continued to collaborate with both organizations on various youth-related global initiatives, enlightenment and awareness programs to address current trends and issues affecting them.

We employ a youth-friendly approach by getting young people involved in the implementation of our various outreaches, campaigns and educational outreaches in schools as well as proffering solutions.

We organize external activities, seminars, outdoor events, workshops and get young people to champion and drive advocacy, sensitization and heighten awareness in the area(s) of need.

The Impact

Over the years, we have been able to raise young Ambassadors and Advocates for various global causes who are well informed on global issues and properly equipped with solutions on how to navigate the expected change. Some of the causes include the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (Eg: SDGs), the United Nations HeForShe Campaign to end gender-based discrimination and violence against women and the girl child, the Mask Up Campaign during the COVID-19 pandemic and so on.

Encouraging Domestic Food Production

Planting Flowers

Waste Management and Sanitation

Reducing Waste Generation Through Upcycling and Reuse

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Strategy for Mentoring Initiative and Leadership Empowerment (S.M.I.L.E) is a youth leadership development and mentoring non-profit organization established in Lagos. Nigeria in 2011 (S.M.I.L.E) and in Maryland, United States of America in 2017 (S.M.I.L.E Initiative)

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