At mini-summit, Zuriel Oduwole hosts youths to education talk
WHILE education and the need to properly educate Africa’s next generation of leaders has been a hot button topic for decades, Nigeria alone still has more than 10 million children out of school, more than any country in Africa.
As a first step in giving a fresh and softer look at addressing this gap, education advocate and film maker – Zuriel Oduwole, invited First Ladies and Gender Ministers to her maiden colloquy in Lagos, in April 2014, to find practical ways to addressing the above challenge.
Changing gears, she has now hosted a group of youths, whom she identified as cable of lending their creativity to finding even simpler ways of ensuring education for most African children.
Made up of high achieving students, young teachers and young entrepreneurs, all of whom are either students or were recently students, the event hosted at the Coral Blue Restaurant in Lagos as a mini summit over lunch, gave birth to “child-like” solutions which can be deployed in a short period of time, and involving community leaders.
She hopes to make this a bi-annual event, coming on each year after a similar one for Africa’s First Ladies, the last one being held in 2014.