As part of the association’s vision for Leadership, Grassroots Impact and Advocacy, the New Badagry Forum (NBF), a conglomeration of responsive youths in Badagry community have concluded plans to train youths in digital training tagged “BADAGRY Digital INDEPENDENCE PROJECT”.
This was deliberated at the executive meeting of the forum held at FAMS Embassy Suites on Friday 25th, September.
The Forum’s Chairman, Prince Olu Kosoko said that NBF intends to train 60 youths on Digital training free of charge, and it will be launched on 1st October at Dooke’s place by 10am to commensurate Nigeria 60th Independence.
Miss Boluwaji Akinlade a member of the forum further explained that the training will last for 3 weeks for youths between the ages of 15 years to 30 years, who will have to register online through the website of the New Badagry Forum which will be released soon.
“We propose 3weeks intensive training programme which will equip the beneficiaries with high end digital and programming skills for developing creative animations, games and solutions in a stimulating and exciting environment,” she added
Mr. David Opeyemi Oke, a member and digital training supervisor said the project will serve as a platform to stimulate the interest and passion of the teenagers and youths in the emerging STEM-based and ICT-driven economy.
Oke expressed that the top 10 participants, which will be measured by their commitment during the training period, will be given the opportunity to intern for 3-months in reputable organisations.
The Head Of Admin & Operations NBF, Mrs. Damilola James in her closing remarks appreciated everyone present and all those who contributed to the Badagry Child Video Project in commemoration of the 2020 Children Day.
Prince Kosoko presented a customized face cap and cuff links to NBF members saying it was donated by his friends in UK.
Local news platform, BadagryParrot, reports that the New Badagry Forum is a registered body with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC), it comprises of youth entrepreneurs, corporate business owners, Chief Executives, publishers, legal practitioners as well as other outstanding and well informed individuals who are Badagrians.
The purpose of the forum according to the Chairman is to have a new Badagry with a paradigm shift from the conventional approach to issues, tapping into both local and international opportunities, building human capital and promoting the image of Badagry through appropriate branding.
Present at the inaugural meeting were Damilola James (Head Of Admin), Ashade Abdulsalam Abiodun (Chief Executive, Green Janitors), Mr. Sewhude Akande (Publisher Citymood), Zosu Solomon (Senior Special Adviser on Information and Tourism Badagry West and Publisher Badagry Parrot News), Oke Opeyemi (C.E.O Dooke Innovation Centre and Equip Africa), Comr. Basit Senapon (Lecturer and Proprietor), Timothy Oke Esq. (Secretary, BOT NBF) among others.