Group Launches Initiative at LASPOTECH

By IAfrica
In Nigeria
Aug 19th, 2014
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A new Non-governmental organization (NGO), Hope for Youth Development Initiative (HYDI) has been launched at the Lagos State Polytechnic main campus, Ikorodu.

The initiator and founder of the organization, Comrade Ajibike T.B, who is also an ex-student president of LASPOTECH, stressed on the need to develop the mental health of the youths. In his words he said “when the youths are empowered, there will be less criminality in the society”. He said that the HYDI is aiming at building the mental wellbeing of the youth, and giving them a hope for the future.

Speaking on the same vein, Ayodeji Babatunde Iginla, the Immediate Past Rector of the institution, also advised on the necessity to have a well- balanced mental health.

“Mental health of the youth will have an effect on global stability because people make up the world”,    he said.

On the importance of the information that the youths need to have on social media, Lekan Otufodurin, the On-line Editor of the Nation newspaper, highlighted ten vital points to take note of, that include “social media should not be used for idle interaction, but rather a learning tool”, “your on-line preference should be things that matter to you, and add value to your life”. He advised the youths to spend quality time on line, updating themselves with current information and making researches that will enhance their learning and make them increase in knowledge.

Otunba Fatai Olukoga, Special Adviser to the Lagos Governor on education also advised on the need to always learn something new, to do the right things at the right time.

He said “to be a real person is to do what you are born to do”, and he implored the youths to make efforts to be great. The event was rounded up with the  inauguration that was carried out by unveiling of the official flags of the organization by the founder and the dignitaries present. The initiative’s slogan goes as: HYDI- raising the future now!


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