At the closing ceremony of the just concluded UNITED NATION 2017 SUMMER YOUTH ASSEMBLY which took place on the 12th of August, 2017 at the UN headquarters Conference building in Manhattan, New York city, OJO ROLAND OLUWAPELUMI – a 600 level Medicine and surgery student of the college of medicine, University of Lagos – was called upon by the Resolution Project Team and announced the winner of the Resolution Fellow Award on the Social Ventures Challenge (SVC) following rigorous presentations and levels scaling among hundreds of participating students and youths present at the conference with wonderful different ideas and projects to impact lives across the world in line with the Sustainable development Goals (SDG).
The Youth Assembly is an annual forum, started since 2002, and a unique platform for fostering dialogue and generating partnerships between exceptional youth, civil society, the private sector and the United Nations to empower future generation leaders. This year’s summer youth assembly – themed “SOCIETY FOR ALL: Equity and Inclusion for a Sustainable Future” – had about 1,000 delegates in attendance and created different learning, training and investment opportunities to participants such as Coding sessions by Microsoft, innovative technology sessions by Wikipedia, World Bank Group sessions and many more.
Aside the Resolution SVC won by the University of Lagos student for the project named “SAFER HANDS” – an initiative in line with SDG 3 to medically and socially reach out to the grassroots and ensure an healthy future for all, especially the younger generation – other featured awards opportunities include outstanding youth delegates, peer mentorship.
The Press Club, UNILAG congratulates our colleague and fellow, who have not only represented the school of first choice but also our Nation well at such great international assembly and hope to see more of this and more support from the school management.
Agoyi Oluwakemisola, CMUL