By Archibong Jeremiah
The Cross River State Chapter of National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) has inaugurated eighteen committees to plan the 2019 International Youth Day across the 18 LGA of the State.
The Committees recently inaugurated by the State NYCN Chairman, Prince Ndiyo who charged them to deliver on their mandate.
Ndiyo explained that the reason of having week-long activities in every Local Government Area in the State “is because it’s a unique day and we want a robust week. We are doing everything possible to make sure the Governor is there live to interact with the youths, it’ll be a successful conference.”
Earlier, the Central Planning Committee Chairman Great Ogban stressed on the need to mark the day with several activities simultaneously across the 18 LGA of Cross River State as a new blend.
He urged the Committee to work in unison with all and sundry to make the event a success.
Schedule for the 7 days event:
Monday 5th August 2019
Day 1 – Educational Campaign.
Tuesday 6th August 2019
Day 2 – NYCN Day of Service.
Wednesday 7th August 2019
Day 3 – Youth Forum in all the Local Governments.
Friday 9th August 2019
Day 4- Novelty Match between Local Government Coordinators Vs State NYCN Exco.
Saturday 10th August 2019
Day 5- Music Concert, Cultural Festival and Awards Night.
Sunday 11th August 2019
Day 6- Thanksgiving Service.
Monday 12th August
Day 7- Interactive Forum with the Governor.
International Youth Day (IYD) is an awareness day designated by the United Nations. The purpose of the day is to draw attention to a given set of cultural and legal issues surrounding youth. The first IYD was observed on 12 August, 2000.
The theme of International Youth Day 2019, “Transforming education”, highlights efforts to make education more inclusive and accessible for all youth, including efforts by youth themselves.
Rooted in Goal 4 of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development – to “ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all” – , International Youth Day 2019 will examine how Governments, young people and youth-led and youth-focused organizations, as well as other stakeholders, are transforming education so that it becomes a powerful tool to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
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