iSERVE2050 → iGWEBUIKE! South East Renaissance Volunteer Experience
Re·nais·sance|\ˌre-nə-ˈsän(t)s; a movement or period of vigorous artistic and intellectual activity – [A REBIRTH, REVIVAL, AWAKENING, RENEWAL]
An integrated, borderless ALAIGBO that is advanced economically, technologically, educationally, and fair to all, irrespective of gender, disability, economic and social strata; retaining and attracting outstanding NDI-IGBO and citizens from Nigeria, Africa and the rest of the world.
Empowering ONE Million Youth as SERVANT-LEADERS to TRANSFORM ALA-IGBO, one sustainable community at a time (A Nation of Leaders).
“The trouble with Nigeria is simply a failure of leadership…The Nigerian problem is the unwillingness or inability of its leaders to rise to the responsibility, to the challenge of personal example which are the hallmarks of true leadership.” – Chinua Achebe
According to the UN, in the next 3 decades, the population of Nigeria will double, making us the third most populous nation by 2050. Nigeria, like many Nations in Africa, is plagued by challenges such as corruption, nepotism, incompetence, weak institutions, etc., and has a dearth of visionary political leadership. This has led to its inability to unlock and harness its vast human and natural resource.
iSERVE2050 is a Transformational and Experiential Leadership Training Platform, focused primarily on narrowing the leadership gap, in an organic and sustainable approach; fusing our traditional distributed, diffused, egalitarian leadership model, and contemporary ethos of democracy.
We believe that it is time to build a Nation anchored on Human Capital Development; by intentionally mentoring and building capacity of a new generation of ethical, exemplary, competent, creative, visionary, transformational and innovative thought leaders.
“It takes a village to raise a child.” – An African Proverb
An investment in human capital development, via quality, inclusive, equitable, affordable, accessible, relatable, adaptive, outcome -& character-based EDUCATION (Formal and Informal). Also incorporating STEM, pre-existing comparative advantages, strengths, and indigenous knowledge in – imu ahia business incubation model; Soft Power – Liberal Arts & Humanities, Sports, Entertainment, Literary Arts; Igbo core VALUES (spirit of love, unity, community, enterprise, adventure, creativity, inclusivity, gender equity, scholarship, teaching, and innovation).
Thus, an iSERVE2050 Leader/Volunteer embodies these ethos: #OfuObi #iGWEBUIKE #NwanyiBuIfe #IgbaMbo #OluAka #ImuAhia #Akon’Uche, #OnyeAghanaNwanneya, #Njem #Nzuko #Nkuzi #Mmuta).
“You must not wait to be elected into office, before you begin to serve. Begin to serve every where you are; in the home, community, school, university, work, hospital, church, market, society, nation and among many other places.”
― Lailah Gifty Akita