The future is the birth of a new generation of Nigerian youth with global competitive edges. The academy will be Nigeria's and Africa's most resourceful training and capacity building facility for children especially between the ages of 11-17 training over 1000 students by 2015 and 5000 in 2020. Children in Nigeria, rich or poor suffer the fate of limited access to improving their capabilities. The 1864 Academy would help to improve skills-gap;enhancing love and shared competences among different classes
The three main ways the academy will trail blaze children development is via global training, competitive manpower capacity building and mentoring/e-mentoring. The academy will engage children of diverse social class to ensure sharing of class competencies and will engage local and global leaders in the field of MUSIC, ARTS, MOVIES, WRITING and COMPUTER PROGRAMMING in teaching and mentoring children with passion and has lesser opportunities for success.
My name is OYEBANJO, Abiola. I am a Nigerian with global brain lobes. Out of many limitations, I rise up due to the power of empathy. By all indication, I am not meant to be on this forum as am hunted by headaches of dreary
hopelessness that defines an average youth in Nigeria . Passionately, if am not here nobody will.
There is a vision that has kept me burning ever since I was a kid which makes my blazes my eyes with sleep coming as a heavy knock on my conscience. People of my kind would fight for survival as the next moment here speaks volume of suffering people with friends , families, neighbours and the nation at large filtered with pains and corruption. I am currently a Master Degree Student at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria studying development a course read by few people . I often see that these few only do such to take cue from the treasuries of bosom international bodies. Yet, I wouldn't allow the status quo determine by sense of humanity.
The knowledge of my rare passion makes every innovation a safe haven. I started with Arts, Music and Comedy. The zeal for social innovation made me continue with the formation 1864 initiative. In 2005 with a vision to possess the compendium of ideas in solving Nigeria's social and economic problems. These problems have not seize to come up with varied dimension creating a need never to rest our backs. This initiative was started while I was a student of Sociology and Anthropology at the prestigious Obafemi Awolowo University. A scholarly nigerian school I attended by choice of destiny. I am also trained in NIIT computer school, Lagos learning bits of web programming. The effect wouldn't last as quality is overrode by love for self dredging wealth.
As a semi-finalist at the Dell Social Challenge and finalist at few International Essay Competition, I am still cooking up the dream and part of it is ito add little to my zeal by the strong words that will strike my passion.
I am currently a student at AshokaUonline studying Globalization and Entrepreneurship
My need for support is to mainly attend the Dell Social Innovation Summer Laboratory Coming up in three weeks in Boston, United States which i have been selected a summer fellow consisting of 19 social innovators ( out of 1800) around the world from 14 countries (just received the new two day ago) and i have been awarded a full scholarship of about 5000 dollars but i do not have the airfare and visa fees needed to attend the event as it is even more expensive in the summer. This would cost about 2000 dollars from Nigeria. I am urgently in need and i hope you can help out through this platform in this regard. Thank You