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At the 2019 World Youth Skills Day Celebration

Special thanks to our seasoned speakers, Mrs Chinyere Tony-Eke, Founder The Blatz Train and Mrs Omolara Yeku, Founder Solution PRO for sharing invaluable insights on the importance of skills development; and understanding the role of hard and soft skills in preparing for the world of work and self-employment with over 166 youth and guests present.

Special thanks to our partners the United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) Lagos and Lagos State Ministry of Education,

Registration is open for the 68th UN Civil Society Conference

Dear NGO & Civil Society leaders & Youth passionate about changing the world, registration is open for the 68th UN Civil Society Conference holding from 26th – 28th of August, 2019 at Salt Lake City, Utah, United States of America. Click link to learn more https://outreach.un.org/ngorelations/uncsc2019/registration
To register, visit https://reg.unog.ch/event/29010/

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 &