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Teaching the Change Champions about the UN Sustainable Development Goals

What a great honour to have Dr. Oluseyi Soremekun, National Information Officer, United Nations Information Centre, Nigeria facilitate a session on the Sustainable Development Goals during the second module of S.M.I.L.E’s Young Leaders Mentoring Programme for secondary school students. Encouraging young people to get involved and act as multipliers is the way to go.   […]

Thank you JMA Solutions

From all of us at S.M.I.L.E we want to say a big thank you to JMA Solutions for their support towards our 2018 Young Leaders Mentoring Programme which started Saturday 10th of February, 2018.  

S.M.I.L.E’s Young Business Leaders Network

Preparing our Young Leaders for the alarming youth unemployment reality. Thank you Citi Bank & Growing Businesses Foundation for empowering S.M.I.L.E teenagers & youth with entrepreneurship skills through the Citi – Business Development Incubation Program. Special thanks also to our partner, Mr Idy Enang, CEO Corporate Shepherds Ltd, for his very insightful session on Business […]

S.M.I.L.E’s President at the United Nations Orientation Programme in New York

S.M.I.L.E President, Mrs Bimpe Bamgbose-Martins was at the United Nations Headquarters in New York this week for the Orientation Program for newly appointed NGO representatives to the United Nations through Department of Public Information. We thank UN DPI NGO Relations Unit for a spectacular job at helping us settle into our new role as Associate […]

12 August United Nations International Youth Day

The theme for the 2017 event : Youth Building Peace (#Youth4Peace), proved really timely, particularly in view of the current situation in Nigeria. The event was a resounding success with approximately 800 young participants from 9 states of the Federation plus the Federal Capital Territory in attendance. Youth with disabilities were also not left out […]

World Youth Skills Day 2017

Today July 15 is the World Youth Skills Day, a day set aside by the United Nations to focus on youth empowerment, recognizing that fostering the acquisition of skills by youth would enhance their ability to make informed choices with regard to life and work and empower them to gain access to changing labor markets. […]

Applications for consultative status for 2018

NGOs interested in applying for ECOSOC consultative status should submit their application and required documents before 1 June 2017. The following link provides background information, some of the benefits and the instructions how to apply:

Class of 2012 – 2017 Change Champions Reunion

It is rare to see top executives & leaders of industries create ample time to spend with the younger generation, giving them an opportunity to ask throbbing questions & glean from their wealth of knowledge & experience, that’s why we celebrate one of such rare people, Mr Hakeem Ogunniran, MD/CEO UACN Property Development Company PLC […]

S.M.I.L.E’s Young Leaders Mentoring Program Module 3

It was mixed feelings at the final module of S.M.I.L.E’s Young Leaders Mentoring Program. While the Change Champions did not want the training to end, we on the other hand were so eager to release them into their schools and the society to begin to explore their leadership potentials and hone their new skills as […]