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Govt should expand opportunities for youths to thrive – Ewherido

Mrs. Tolulope Ewherido, the Chairperson of the Board of Trustees (BoT) of the i-Scholar Initiative (iSI), recently sat down for an interview with Opeyemi Babalola of TheGuardian to shed light on the pressing need for enhanced opportunities for youth empowerment in Nigeria.

Mrs. Tolulope Ewherido is the Chairperson of the iSI Board of Trustees (BOT)

During the interview, Mrs. Ewherido underscored the multifaceted challenges confronting young Nigerians in their quest for education, employment, and entrepreneurship. She emphasized that unlocking the youth demographic’s potential is pivotal for Nigeria’s holistic socio-economic advancement.

She emphasized the pivotal role of non-governmental organizations, such as the i-Scholar Initiative (iSI), where she serves as Chair of the Board of Trustees. iSI is dedicated to providing scholarship opportunities for promising young Nigerians, focusing on critical fields such as STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) and other fields. Over the past few years, iSI has proudly facilitated the educational journeys of more than 200 talented scholars, enabling them to secure coveted spots in prestigious graduate programs at renowned universities worldwide.

Mrs. Ewherido stressed the strategic imperative of investing in youth development, citing it as a cornerstone for fostering national progress. She articulated the necessity of broadening avenues for youth to flourish by dismantling barriers obstructing their access to education, employment, and entrepreneurial ventures.

Moreover, Mrs. Ewherido reiterated the indispensable role of collaborative efforts between government interventions and private sector engagement in surmounting these challenges. She emphasized the significance of synergistic initiatives aimed at creating an enabling environment conducive to the holistic development of the youth populace.

In conclusion, Mrs. Ewherido’s insights underscore the urgent need for concerted action to address the systemic impediments hindering youth empowerment in Nigeria. Her advocacy for collaborative solutions echoes the imperative for collective efforts to pave the way for a brighter future for the nation’s youth.

Click here to read the full interview in TheGuardian.

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