The city of Port Harcourt came alive from the 24th to 30th of April, 2017 as the John Maxwell Team, led by Coach Kate Onakomaiya, an Executive Director with the international organisation, hosted and trained over 1200 students between the ages of 8-18 years in schools around Rivers State.
The John Maxwell Team Global Youth Initiative is an international movement comprising hundreds of free community events with topics ranging from leadership development to anti-bullying, self-esteem and more to help the youth in communities around the world thrive.
This conference dedicated to helping kids & teens between the ages of 8-18years old in schools around Rivers State, Nigeria become change makers was part of a week-long event where half a million young people were served through The John Maxwell Team Global Youth Initiative at a series of programmes held worldwide.
Speaking on the importance of the event, Kate Onakomaiya said, “With John Maxwell, I’ve learned that leadership develops daily, not in a day. Our goal is to spark an intentional and lifelong leadership interest in today’s youth,” she said.
According to the United Nation International Children’s Education Fund, two out of every person below the age of 20 years is faced with struggles rising from low confidence, fear of failure, and bullying – a challenge the John Maxwell Team are committed to solving.