One day I was browsing through twitter and I saw an advertisement targeted at girls between the ages of 18-24 years, who were interested in a 4-day Journalism & Leadership training to be held in LAGOS.
According to the organizers, there would be free transportation (from anywhere in Nigeria, to and fro) free accommodation and feeding. And I thought, Ah ah, just like that? In Lagos?
I was skeptical about applying, but I still went ahead and did so. I was selected a week after. Excited, I packed my bags and left for Lagos like I knew where I was headed. The training was scheduled to hold at Virgin Rose Resort, Victoria Island. That was about all I knew.
At Whole WoMan Network, our #PostcardsFromAfrica series is always looking out for African youths, especially young ladies who do ordinary things in a unique, extra-ordinary way!
Women who dare beyond the boundaries of their environment and explore their unique gifts, abilities, talents and skills. Today, we’re celebrating a creative entrepreneur, an artist, social enterprise catalyst and youth leader -The Lady Painter: Udoka Uju
NOTE: This post was inspired by the advocacy campaign, #OfficeofTheCitizen, initiated by Dr Oby Ezekwesili and championed by Enough is Enough (EiE), Nigeria.
“For us passionate to PUSH for EFFECTIVE DETERRENCE/SANCTIONS measures against Corruption, let’s ACTIVATE #OfficeOfTheCitizen. ….It is TIME! As Citizens FIND their Voices — discussing, debating, disagreeing & agreeing — they gain CONFIDENCE to DEMAND ACTION. In Public Discourse the Awakened Citizens have to learn Civility, Civility & more Civility even when disagreeing.”
~Dr Oby Ezekwesili