The African Child Project (ACP), under the auspices of World Humanity Commission (WHC), in a strategic partnership with Rivers State Government and other concerned stakeholders on the future of the African child, will be hosting the historic youth development conference in Niger Delta tagged: “Inspired Niger Delta Schools Conference.”
The youth conference, which is an empowerment and value reorientation project is designed to address the contending issues concerning children, youths, women and vulnerable persons in Niger Delta region and even beyond, is scheduled to hold on Saturday 5th, October, 2019 at Dr. Obi Wali Conference Centre, Elioz, Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
Accordingly, His Excellency Chief (Barr.) Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, Governor of Rivers State will play host to the historic event. Already, expectations are high about the far-reaching benefits from such engagement especially to the Niger Delta child, stakeholders and government.
In a recent press statement, titled “Save the Niger Delta Child, Governor Wike to the Rescue”, the Regional Director, West Africa of World Humanity Commission for African Child Projects, Amb. (Prince) Chinemerem Uche Nwabuisi said that the conference is a definitive empowerment project designed to engage and inspire the Nigerian child to creative enterprise for the much desired social and economic rights in line with the global mission of “Every Child Deserves Good Life, Education and Empowerment”.
He, therefore, lauded Wike for identifying with the vision of World Humanity Commission for the African Child Projects, a gesture which has further validated his exemplary leadership style in his continued quest to improve the living standard and create a place of pride for the good people of Rivers State and Nigeria in general.
In the same vein, the National Director of the commission on African Child Projects, Amb. Franklin Richard, emphasized the need to build the capacity of the African Child and inculcate in them good morals and the culture of creative enterprise for positive self-esteem, through constant engagement so they can fulfill their destiny in life.
Similarly, in a separate interaction with newshounds, Amb. Millicent Jack, the Goodwill Ambassador, African Child Projects, Gender Equality and Development, posited that the conference provides a veritable platform for better understanding of parent-child relationships, Child Right Act, civic responsibility, upholding of right values, safety and HIV/AIDS pandemic amongst other deadly and life threatening health related issues.
“Inspired Niger Delta Schools Conference is a response to the clarion Call for Action by the World Humanity Commission “To Leave No Child Behind”. It is sad that for too long, children in Africa had struggle for virtually everything in their quest for survival” Millicient reiterated.
The major focus of the African Child Projects is to inspire, groom and help develop the talents and skills of the African child to look at the future with an optimistic approach for sustainable development and ultimately help in the eradication of hunger and poverty by the year 2030.
The conference will feature, inspirational talks and shared experience, drama skits, documentary, creative arts and craft exhibition among other activities. Renowned motivational speakers and resource persons will headline the conference together with focused driven young minds in Rivers State.
Highlighting the main trust of the conference, Mr. Godfrey C. Osakwe, the Conference Communication Consultant, opined that every Nigerian child ought to be empowered to pursue and realise their dreams or else our nation will rot in the degradation that will keep on shredding the very fabric of our continued march toward a better and sustainable future.
“Realising the need to match words with actions in other to help the African Child; the African Child Projects through this conference is an attempt to involve all the critical stakeholders concerned with the future of young ones, youths, women and vulnerable persons in the region and Nigeria in general in evolving workable models that can improve their access to economic and social benefits, promote sustainable development and guarantee internal stability, not just in Niger Delta Region but Nigeria in general” Osakwe declared.
The conference will also witness a simulation of parliament, directly involving children, young adults, parents and other concerned stakeholders where participants are expected to debate on the contemporary issues of our time, particularly as it affects the Niger Delta Child. Among the expected participants are primary and secondary schools students, parents and guardians, child and adolescent therapists, educationists, policy makers and government functionaries, corporate and non-governmental organisations, medical personnel, security agencies as well as media personnel.
The Inspired Niger Delta Schools Conference which is within the framework of World Humanity Commission’s Global Impact and African Child Projects has been structured to inspire the Nigeria Child on the restoration of a complete feeling of self-worth and promises to change the narratives of the Niger Delta Child, as stakeholders converge in Port Harcourt to chart a new path for the wellbeing of African Child and the future of Africa.