Friday, 9 August 2019


Gradually the curtains are beginning to close as we round up Day 6 which is our last full day at the 2019 Activate Youth Camp.

Today, we started with the general training session led by Mr. Taiwo Akinlami. His session focused
on distractions young people face especially the campers. He highlighted easy distraction for campers were social media, video games including emotional attachment (boy friend and girl friend). Following from these, he mentioned that there are 3 types of people on the internet: the fun seekers, the fraudsters and the business/information seekers. In rounding up, he encouraged campers that “the future begins today; there is no future if we don’t manage today well.”

The skills class rounded up and finalized their products. The second phase of the skills class was a general session on financial inclusion and money saving by Okeroghene Egbi, the Customer Acquisition Manager at Renmoney Nigeria. She advised campers to develop a saving culture and investment attitude.

At Sports, campers having trained for the whole week engaged mentors in a friendly match that ended in goals galore with mentors coming from 4 goals down to win the match at 6 – 5. The atmosphere created post match stood true to the words “losing is
part of winning!”

The highlights of tonight was our Varieties night and award ceremony. Campers presented in different categories from dance, to music, modeling, spoken word poetry and displayed the final products of what they had learned over the week. Best performing campers across all the skills and sporting categories were rewarded including the top prizes for the night for Overall Best Camper Male and Female categories; and Overall Best Mentor/Intern Male and Female categories.

Tomorrow the curtains will draw close for Activate Youth Camp 2019 and we can’t wait to see the expressions from the campers as they say their goodbyes to their new friends, loved facilitators and favourite mentors.

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1 comment:

  1. You work hard, so you are permitted to play hard. Well done AYC team and family for great service to the community through impacting the children/campers positively in the last few days.