Building Nations Initiative (BNI), a youth-led community development organization, is set to launch its youth Community Centre in commemoration of her 8th year anniversary.
The organization is committed to strengthening communities through the education, empowerment and engagement of young people as change agents in their respective communities.
Established in 2009 as a students’ association in the University of Ibadan, BNI later restructured into a youth-led association of young development practitioners that are committed to empowering young people as nation builders.
The community youth centre named Nation Builders Centre, is envisioned to be a values learning and skills development platform for young people (age 11-35), with the ultimate goal of raising responsible young leaders that will be the builder of a better society.
BNI shall harness the Nation Builder Centre as a platform for creating opportunities for creative citizenship and youth civic engagement, while ensuring that the best of our national values are transmitted across generations.
The centre will serve as a platform for strengthening the commitment of BNI towards nation building through positive youth development as change agents in the society.
In a statement made available to The Transverse by BNI, the Centre, situated at First Floor, John Paul II Centre, opposite University Bookshop; is to commence operation on Monday August 28, 2017.
The center will be commissioned on Saturday, August 26th 2017.
Expected at the Commissioning Event are Barrister Yomi Oke, Oyo State Commissioner of Youth and Sports; Prof. Oluwatoyin Odeku Former Director of University of Ibadan Office of International Programmmes; and V.Rev Father Ade Owoeye.
Mr. Bayo Adeyinka, Regional Manager (South West) Fidelity Bank is to deliver the Keynote Address on ‘Strengthening Communities through youth empowerment’ while Mr. Pacqueen Irabor, Regional Manager, Bank of Industry will speak on Positive Youth Development through Entrepreneurship.