The Center for Social Awareness, Advocacy and Ethics Inc., an international NGO founded by Rev. Fr. Dr. Godswill Agbagwa, a Catholic Priest and Lecturer at Frostburg State University, Maryland USA held its 6th annual International Leadership, Career Building, and Entrepreneurship Summit at the Nnamdi Azikwe University, Awka, Anambra State.
Delegates of the Summit were hosted at Wintess Hotel, a luxury abode nestled in the lush and contemporary area of Awka, the capital city of Anambra State. The hotel which was just recently opened is a modern offshoot of the beautiful Anambra landscape and Delegates were treated to the amazing and luxurious concierge services of Wintess Hotel.
The culinary fantasies of some Delegates were also fulfilled as they were treated to wonderful native cuisines of Eastern Nigeria such as the White Banga soup, Ogbonno, Egusi soup, Eba & Yam Pottage. It was altogether a wonderful experience taking part in the culture-inspired foods.
The Event which officially kicked off on July 12th at the School Auditorium was opened with a speech by the Founder of the Centre who welcomed all Delegates and underlined his concerns about the need for a better African community inspired by the youth. The Chief Host, the University Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Charles Esimone was represented by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Admin) Prof. Carol who took the keynote speech, welcoming the Delegates warmly to Anambra State and the University.
The first part of the Summit featured different panels which discussed from different perspectives how African youths are driving change in their communities.
Prominent lead panelists such as Professor Chinyere Stella Okunna & Barrister Sam Okeke challenged the youths on more innovative ways to create community change.
The Director of the Confucius Institute, Prof. Yu Zhangbao also spoke on Sino-Nigerian relations and cooperation on education and introduced Delegates to the different means through which they could benefit from the opportunities that are available.
The second day of the Summit, July 13th featured the Bootcamp training for Delegates who were trained by established experts in Human Resources, Entrepreneurship, and Business Finance. Our speakers who were Mr. Alex Ugwuezuonu, Mr. James Elekwachi & Dr. Farouk Kurawa came from different parts of Nigeria to curate the different training sessions.
The Event closed on July 13th with a Social Night hosted by CSAAE for the Summit Delegates. Invited guests included prominent representatives from the Anambra State government. The largely social event featured the highly anticipated Raffle Draw where the Centre gifted a brand new Laptop, a Samsung Tablet and a brand new Samsung Phone to grateful winners. The Anambra State Commissioner for Youths and Creative Economy also charged the youths to engage in more productive activities that would promote their immediate communities. He promised to work with the Centre in creating access for youths to opportunities for growth. The event ended with the Local Organizing Committee appreciating the Founder, Sponsors, and Delegates for contributing to the success of the event.