A non-governmental organisation (NGO), The 234 Project, has emphasised the need to unlock the potential of young Nigerians by transforming their minds for societal good.
The 234 Project’s Co-founders, Akin Akinboro and Mobolaji Sokunbi, in a statement, stressed the need to invest time and efforts in the youth, noting that creating a positive narrative was important for the country’s economy.
According to them: “We were quite tired of the negative stories and narratives of Nigeria and Nigerians and we believed that to share a different tale, we need to invest our time and efforts in the youths, who are passionate about making an impact in their communities and whose contributions would paint a different picture of the country and its people.”
On her part, the Programme Manager of The 234 Project, Ifeoluwa Oyebisi, stated that transforming minds and unlocking potential have been the anchor words of the firm since it was established in 2016.
She noted that the NGO was committed to empowering young Nigerians to embrace challenges as opportunities for growth and innovation, as well as to showcase the richness of the country’s heritage and culture.
Oyebisi said The 234 Project is poised to empower more young people to thrive beyond their socio-economic limitations and urged Nigerians to support The 234 Project’s mission to empower the next generation to embrace challenges as opportunities for growth and innovation.
“Year after year, The 234 Project creates opportunities for young Nigerians to ideate, innovate and serve with the sole purpose of equipping them to thrive beyond their socio-economic limitations. This year, The 234 Project embarked on Impact Tour’23 to reach out to youths across Nigeria via diverse socio-economic projects such as the innov8 challenge, employability incubator, and the 234 education drive,” she said.
In partnership with the four NGOs, the participants, who were students, were tasked to explore their creative wits and create solutions either in the arts, science, or tech domains.