To amplify its impact and support the federal government in tackling the high unemployment rate in the country, the Junior Chamber International Nigeria (JCIN) plans to establish a skill hub in the country.
Sandra Efemuaye, national president of JCIN who made this known during a recent media parley said the organisation is committed to enhancing mentorship programmes utilising strategic marketing tools and forming partnerships with social impact organisations, government and media houses to reach new audiences and create a last legacy of positive change in communities.
According to her, the objective is to address societal problems through various projects, programs, campaigns, and public dialogues.
Efemuaye stated that the organisation’s strategic vision for 2024 is Sustainable structures, Engagement and Efficient (SEE), noting that the objective is mainly to address societal problems through various projects, programmes, campaigns, and public dialogues.
Under the sustainable structures, she pointed out that the organisation planned to implement strategies to attract and retain members, integrate the alumni into local administration, establish JCI Nigeria Skill Hub, and incorporate local skill development projects into the 100 percent efficiency program.
“For 2024, we are closely collaborating with the government and corporate institutions to tackle societal problems facing Nigerian youth, especially with over 64 percent of our youths unemployed. As a youth-based organisation, we are not sitting idly by,” Efemuaye said.
“Efficient Systems will witness the adoption of digital tools to measure project impact, manage membership databases, and assist local organisations in meaningful budgeting.
“The goal is to execute projects meeting international standards with a commitment to channelling adequate resources into various programs,” she explained.
In line with the organisation’s commitment to recognising excellence, Blessing Eson, JCIN’s ambassador and chairperson of the 2024 Ten Outstanding Personality Award (TOYP/IYD), explained that the initiative aims to honour individuals under 40 who have excelled in their fields and brought about positive change.
The 10 categories for the TOYP awards include academic leadership, business, economic, and entrepreneurial, scientific or technological development, political & legal, and personal improvement.
Eson detailed the nomination process, starting with public online nominations on the website www.toyp.jci.ng. A panel of judges will then select nominees, followed by public voting to shortlist 30 candidates.
The final 10 recipients of the JCI TOYP Nigeria 2023 honours will be revealed through another round of voting.
Notable past recipients of these prestigious awards include Richard Mofe-Damijo, Linda Ikeji, Rotimi Amaechi, Daddy Showkey, Shina Peters, Kanu Nwankwo, and Japheth Omojuwa, among others.
JCI Nigeria remains dedicated to fostering positive change and inspiring greatness in communities through initiatives that empower and recognize outstanding individuals.
The Ten Outstanding Young Persons of Nigeria Awards are for young persons aged between 18 to 40, who have done extraordinary things, excelled in their fields, and have been able to transform their lives individually and their communities at large. Nominations are open until February 12 and are free and open to candidates from all 36 states of the country.