CITY Action Projects
Beyond the awards, and accolades, a major way we measure the impact of our camp is by what the alumni of the camp do afterward. We believe that action should be a consequence of education; that the true proof of learning is doing.
Hence, we launched something we tagged the C.I.T.Y Action Project (CAP). C.I.T.Y. Action Project is a platform for teenagers to proffer practical solutions to problems in their communities and take part in nation building. The main idea of CAP is: every teenager that attends our summer leadership camp is encouraged to do a change project in their schools or communities and to lead other teenagers.
CAP offers an outlet for the teenagers to put into practice all they have learned and accept responsibility for a cause or for a people. Between last year’s camp and the registration window for this year’s camp, we have been blown away by the great works and initiatives our C.I.T.Y Alumni have done.
Categories of projects commonly undertaken by teenagers include:
- Advocacy Training
- Relief Projects and Community Development
- Campaigns promoting Green Initiatives
- Creating awareness for recycling and other climate change-related programs
- Organising their own leadership seminars
- Welfare trips and donations to orphanages
- Filling-up of pot-holes on the roads
Some previous CITY Action Projects
Team from Solomon Grace School
- They identified a need – they were moved with compassion and sought to undertake a relief project focused on the less privileged in the society”
- Formed a team and approached the top management of their school to pitch the relief project.
- Secured the partnership and involvement of their whole school
- Involved the hearts and hands of like-minded individuals and schoolmates
- Started with a dream to help the needy…and worked from nothing to achieving it all.
- Formed an organization called “Who am I initiative”
- Set out on a mission to help other teenagers discover purpose and become agents of change
- Planned and organized free leadership programs for other teenagers in their schools and in their community
- Had a radio jingle on EKO FM announcing the leadership program to the general public
- Taught leadership principles to participants
- Engaged other like-minded individuals and organizations to deliver successful programs
Kemi and Yomi Akinboh
- Discovered his gift for arts, comic creation and design.
- Formed a team to birth paradox comics.
- Created series of comic books with dedicated pages sharing educational and inspirational facts
- Organised an art tutorial which took place in Graid international college to help other students develop and build their skills in arts and design
- Created a blog and an online art sharing group to aid the art community in Nigeria.
Ngozi Okonta and her Team
One of Our City Alumni, Ngozi Okonta (camper of the year , CITY SUMMER LEADERSHIP CAMP 2014) and Her team (Okunnuga Omolara, Ojuolape Bello, Oluyemo Kehinde & Dolapo Oluyemo) wrote a proposal to Star Fm to ask for a slot to come speak about teens development and national development for their City Action Project (CAP) and we’ve got some exclusive highlights.
The success stories she had to share at the interview about her leadership in the camp and on the City Action Project (CAP project.), she attributes to her time at 2014 C.I.T.Y camp. It is worthy to state also that Ngozi is in the U.S right now. She recently got a job as a youth counselor.
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