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The Fight For You! – 2019 Young Leaders Mentoring Programme

At the final module of the 2019 Young Leaders Mentoring Programme, our 70 Change Champions and 237 of their mentees from 14 public secondary schools, were enlightened about the imminent danger associated with cultism, sexual activities, alcohol and drug abuse.

With a generation of youth in search of identity, a sense of purpose and direction; yet under pressure from their peers, family, and friends to engage in risky behavior and health threatening activities, we cannot undermine the importance of empowering their minds with strategies to pull through.

Special thanks to our partners Mr Samson Braimah,

The power of the brand YOU! 2019 Young Leaders Mentoring programme Module 3

The power of the brand YOU!

The reason why people pick us over our colleagues, friends and peers has a lot to do with the value we offer and the personal values that drive us.

The session on Personal Branding was a revealing moment for the Change Champions on our 2019 Young Leaders Mentoring Programme, as they were taught building a personal brand requires authenticity, consistency, and staying power.

Special thanks to our partner Mr. Idy Enang, a marketing and branding guru and a living brand himself, for sharing insights on what it takes to stand out,

2019 Young Leaders Mentoring Programme Module 2 – Raising Young Sustainable Development Goals Champions

S.M.I.L.E introduces the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to the Change Champions on the 2019 Young Leaders Mentoring Programme during the second module of their leadership training.

Now it’s time for the Change Champions to take action, initiate SDG focused community development projects and exceed the 37 youth-led projects initiated by the 2018 batch of Change Champions.

Special thanks to our partners the United Nations Information Centre, Nigeria for facilitating the SDGs session.

Keeping the momentum on the transformational journey as the Change Champions learn critical tools and techniques to boost their self-esteem and self-worth as well as acceptable social behavior and how leaders should conduct themselves during the confidence building,

2019 Young Leaders Mentoring Programme

Off to a great start … S.M.I.L.E adopts 14 public high schools in Lagos, Nigeria for the 2019 batch of our Young Leaders Mentoring Programme.

2019 promises to be another transformational year raising young leaders, role models and change agents in the society through our leadership reorientation and peer mentoring programme and our youth-led SDG-focused social impact drive.

Special thanks to our amazing partners !

Join us at www.smileng.org, @smilengonline

S.M.I.L.E…Building a better world, raising a new generation of leaders

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Summer Skills Acquisition Program

This summer was great as S.M.I.L.E created a platform for 39 teenagers & youth to acquire skills of interest as part of our drive to address youth unemployment in Nigeria. We will continue to encourage more youth to embrace entrepreneurship to help reduce their future dependence on white collar jobs after graduation from university.
Our profound gratitude goes to our partners, JMA Solutions LLC for sponsoring this program & Timba Entrepreneur Foundation for the training.

Empowering Teens & Youth to be Micro Business Owners

We celebrate the 39 teenagers &

Youth: Today’s Leaders

Youth: Today’s Leaders, that was theme for 67th UN DPI/NGO Conference held in New York. We are delighted for the privilege given to S.M.I.L.E, as Associates of the United Nations DPI/ NGO to host her first workshop at this year’s conference.

We also want to thank the passionate attendees who came to our workshop at the 67th UN DPI/NGO Conference in New York, on Thursday. We encourage you to be intentional about developing youth leaders.

We are delighted 44% of participants at the conference were youth under the age of 32 &

The 67th UN DPI/NGO Conference

We congratulate the entire United Nations DPI/NGO Family for the success of the 67th UN DPI/NGO Conference in New York. We are delighted for the privilege given to S.M.I.L.E, as Associates of the United Nations DPI/ NGO to host her first workshop at this year’s conference.

Thank you Mr Jeffrey Brez, Chief of NGO Relations & Advocacy at UN DPI & Ms. Winnie Byanyima Chair, 67th UN DPI/NGO Conference & Executive Director,  Oxfam International, for your warmth & hospitality. #UNNGO2018 #DPINGOYouthLead
Mrs Bimpe Bamgbose-Martins and Mr Jeffrey Brez (Chief of NGO Relations &

World Youth Skills Day 2018

Promoting Youth Entrepreneurship

The audience both young and old, were fascinated and greatly inspired by 5 students between the ages 17 – 23, who are members of S.M.I.LE’s Young Business Network as they shared their journey as young entrepreneurs from a tender age, during the panel session tagged ‘Youth in Business (Skills, Passion and Strategies.)’
The young participants were urged to take a cue from the panelists and look at options beyond white-collar jobs, by acquiring entrepreneurial and vocational skills essential for self-employment and self reliance in today’s global economy. The inspiring session was moderated by our partner,

It’s World Youth Skills Day (WYSD)!

15th of July is the day set aside by the United Nations to focus on issues relating to skills and jobs for youth and to emphasize the need for a substantial increase in the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills (SDG target 4.4).
The theme for this year is Improving the Image of Technical and Vocational Education and Training. #WYSD