My heart bleeds whenever I see a youth living in a rural community with no skills, no prospect and just live each day as it comes. I believe in the innate potentials of rural youth and am convinced that they are like raw gold that haven't been harnessed.
Youths in rural community are great asset to every economy if they train and equip them. Female youth are subjected to marry early and some are even exposed to prostitution just for survival. This makes me unhappy.
I realized that whenever I counsel, coach, encouraged people, I feel this joy that I cannot explain. I could go on and on counseling, encouraging people and I wouldn't feel tired and when I ask if they are bored or if am "making sense" I received a go ahead. I find Bliss in inspiring and motivating people. I just believe that "its possible" no matter how hard life knocks us down.
My skills spans from Human resource, Project management, Skill acquisition developer, Entrepreneurship, Writing and Administrative duties bases on my previous work experiences.
I believe in volunteering and I have learnt a lot through giving my time, self to impacting and life changing Project. I volunteered with Stay in School, Street to School, Food shelter in my home country and I was able to see bad living condition of people in slum areas. I also spearheaded a project for aged living in a rural community courtesy of World Merit Nigeria.
Since I realise my interest with rural youth, have been drawn to rural communities and I most say that I presently reside in a rural environment and this is like a constant reminder of what am called to do.
Funding is really a big issue for me though I started a mini fish pond recently for likelihood and also sustainability but projects for my NGOs has been stagnant. I understand the economy situation and just hope things will get better for us to reach out to rural youths. I believe Joining World Pulse and also participating in this course is a good thing for me, I hope to leverage on other sisters skills in this group, influence to pull through regarding my NGO for rural youths.
Bukola I REP LightUp..... Forging a roadmap for today's Youth. @bookorlawww.facebook.com/LightUpng