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2018 edition of the ‘Vision of the Child’ is dedicated to raise drug prevention awareness amongst youths and vulnerable adults.The event is also to spurn creativities and the rich intellectual resources of the targeted group. The event is to showcase 17 VoTC participants drawn from 17 schools in Lagos nominated for 2018 Edition.

They will be required to make creative presentations and solutions on the project focus:




June, 2018

International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking


Join us as we Launch Campaign Movie

Its crazy, its touching. Its informative


Victoria Crown Plaza Hotel

Venue Details

This year Event is happening at the Victoria Crown Plaza Hotel. One of the Lagos'iconic and beautiful location. Set on Victoria Island, this laid-back, upscale hotel in a stately building is a 14-minute walk from Kuramo Beach and 7 km from the Freedom Park memorial.You will join over 100 attendies in one of the best Conference venue in Lagos, Nigeria.


292B, Ajose Adeogun Street, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria

Phone Number:

+234(0)703 188 1523

Meet the


Tamaramebi Akika
Tamaramebi Akika Corona Secondary SchoolAgbara
Nwaoko Ifeoma
Nwaoko IfeomaTobase Prestigeous SchlIkotun
Anjola Olanrewaju
Anjola OlanrewajuMaster's Hand AcademyBadagry
Nwaokorie Oluchukwu
Nwaokorie OluchukwuUniversity of LagosAkoka, Yaba
Ihekuna C. Chisom
Ihekuna C. ChisomTop Laurels High SchoolIkotun
Rebecca Sylvester
Rebecca SylvesterGreenfield Comp. School Lekki
Toluwani Fayose
Toluwani Fayose CIS LagosLekki
Princess Marinay
Princess Marinay The Park College Apapa


Events Programme Timeline


Training, Networking, Mentoring and Group Pairing - by VoTC facilitators and EU/UNODC staffs.

CIS Lagos
Plot 8, Funke Zainab Usman Street, Lekki Phase 1, Lekki, Lagos.

8 June 2018 | 10am - 2.00pm

16 June 2018 | 10am

Painting and Presentation
Creative Presentation before a live audience

Nike Art Gallery
2 Elegushi Beach Road, 3rd Roundabout, Epe Expressway, Lekki Phase I, Lekki, Lagos

Global Youth Action Event

Event to mark International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

Victoria Crown Plaza Hotel
292B, Ajose Adeogun Street
Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria

26 June 2018 | 11am

School Awareness Programme
Introduction To Drug Education: Increasing Knowledge and Keeping Safe.

School Goal 1

Greenfield Comprehensive School, Lekki
Sacred Heart College Apapa

21 May 2018

22 May 2018

School Goal 3 and Goal 9

Lagos State Model College, Kankon, Badagry
Master's Hand Academy, Badagry

School Goal 13

Children International School, Lekki

25 May 2018

26 May 2018

School Goal 16

Caleb British International School
Abijo, Lekki

School Goal 4

Corona Secondary School, Agbara.

28 May 2018

30 May 2018

School Goal 14, 6 and 5

Top Laurel High School, Ikotun
Tobase Pretigeous College, Ikotun
Reagan Girls Baptist School, Yaba

School Goal 12, 2 and 15

The Park College, Apapa.
New Era Girls Secondary School, Surulere.
Rainbow College, Surulere.

31 May 2018

2 June 2018

School Goal 10, 7, 8 and 13

Chrisland School, VGC, Lekki.
Lead Forte College, Awoyaya, Lekki
The Lagoon School, Lekki.
University of Lagos, Akoka.


Supporting Partners

Client 1
Client 2
Client 3

About us

Our Past, Present & Future

Brief History

Vision of the Child has evolved from the single disciplinary contest to a binary affair, namely, the Visual Arts and, the Literary. This provides an interactive challenge designed to stretch youthful imagination and skills across genres. It may yet evolve even further, eventually turning into an artistic Decathlon! Participants are expected to express their vision in various creative media. To begin the journey, a theme is set and communicated at a given date. Participants address this theme through a poem, essay or short story of fixed length.  Those who scale through this stage will then be invited to a conducive venue, provided with brush, paint and easel and set to illustrate their literary presentation in the sister medium of - Painting.
Vision Statement

Vision Statement

One of the key elements of the VOTC is to hear the voices of the youth & children and equip them to lead change.
The Vision of the Child provides participating children the platform to express their understanding of the world they live in, their vision of what it should be, their dreams and fantasies through Painting and the Literary Arts – poetry, prose, fiction, or essay.


Prizes are awarded in each of the genres, then an overall prize encompassing both. We are committed, to put it simply, to stretching the youthful mind in all possible directions. Our commitment is to: CREATIVITY - enlargement of the mind through the shattering of familiar boundaries. The use of art to probe beneath the surface - just as in science, but engaging aesthetic tools to interrogate Reality.
Past Editions

Past Editions

The first edition of VOTC which was launched in April 2012 with the theme "The Vision of the Child", the maiden edition laid the groundwork for subsequent editions.
2nd Edition (2013): “The Thousand and One Faces Of Corruption”
3rd Edition(2014): “The Rule Of Law And The Law Of Impunity”
4th Edition(2015): “The Road to Sambisa”
5th Edition(2016): Sisi Eko: Ageing Gracefully? OR Na so so Pancake?
6th Edition (2017): Lagos at 50: Enhance the Heritage, Advance the future.

Creative Youth Community Development Initiative

CYCDI was incorporated to promote sustainable development goals in achieving agenda 2030 through active education and creative development, innovation and entrepreneurship in children youth and women. The goal of CYCDI is to pursue, promote and implement sustainable projects that will boost community growth whilst curbing corruption, substance abuse, child abuse and any other menace that can undermine national and global development, general health and well-being.

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