2024 Session 14 Report: Child Leadership

  • Itsekiri NextGen Project: 2024 Session 14 Report
  • Topic: Child Leadership
  • Date: 20th of April 2024
  • Volunteers Present: 5
  • Total Number of Attendees: 63
  • Timings: 10:00am – 1:00pm
  • Venue: Former Caravan 4, Aja-Pessu (Pessu Town), Warri
  • Main Topic/Activity: Child Leadership
  • Resource Person: Jolomi Tedeye

Summary:

The session focused on reminding participants of the project’s vision: to nurture them into great leaders from a young age.

Session Delivery:

Following prayers and the Itsekiri anthem, Emmanuel Egbe conducted a brief review of the previous ICT session. He then introduced the day’s activities and the facilitator, Jolomi Tedeye.

Tedeye emphasized that leadership isn’t solely about being born with certain traits but can also be developed through various means, such as elections, appointments, volunteering, or being chosen. The project aims to develop leadership qualities among participants.

Some participants already demonstrate leadership at school as class representatives or within the NextGen project. Tedeye highlighted essential leadership qualities:

  1. Self-Awareness
  2. Responsibility
  3. Listening
  4. Communication
  5. Inclusion
  6. Teamwork
  7. Decision Making
  8. Self-Confidence
  9. Admitting Mistakes
  10. Identifying and Solving Problems
  11. Setting Goals
  12. Time Management

Examples were given, such as Tosanwumi Okandeji, who showed self-confidence and leadership qualities, earning prizes in various competitions.

Omatsola Okpeyeaghan encouraged participants, affirming that they’re not too young to be leaders. He shared stories of peers taking charge in different settings.

Uwala Tedeye reiterated the story of Allison Ayida, inspiring participants to start grooming themselves for leadership roles now. Volunteers pledged to mentor them further.

Volunteers:

  • Debi Amadedon
  • Emmanuel Egbe
  • Jolomi Tedeye
  • Ani Toju
  • Omatsola Okpeyeaghan

Other key activities during the session:

Child leadership discussions.

What went wrong:

Nothing went wrong.

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