Caprecon Leadership eventI look at this young man and I am filled with hope for the future. I look at him and I see raw leadership talents within, waiting to be harnessed and put to good use in a world desperately in need of redemption. Here he is at work at a Caprecon Leadership event. Join me in wishing him a bright future. Dollin Holt
I was privileged to have the opportunity to speak to a hundred senior secondary school students selected from SS1 and SS2 of State Senior High School, Ikeja, Lagos on Peacebuilding, Bias Reduction, and building Ethnoreligious Tolerance and I did this with my friend Abdulkareem Musa Olayinka who is the YALI RLC ALUMNI Coordinator for SouthWest Nigeria amongst a lot he does and he spoke on sustaining peace with people around us and maximizing relationship potentials for the greater good.
A lot of our insecurity challenge is now being fueled by bias and this is not good for our country Nigeria we must make sure our young ones don’t take in this bias too. I particularly told them that they must focus on building bridges (not walls) in every relationship and with people they meet and that is what my partner and friend Musa told them.
I’m grateful to Caprecon Development Foundation and Mr. Dollin Holt for sponsoring this engagement and the United States Institute of Peace Generation Change Fellows Program for the deep training for the Generation Change Fellows 2022 for Nigerians which I was privileged to be part of about bias and how bias reduction can help provide sustainable peace for any nation.
I am a peacebuilder and I believe if we can build the capacity of young people they can be great instruments in pushing for sustainable peace anywhere in the world