CIS Lagos Partners ‘Vision of the Child 2018’ Initiative To Host Training For 17 Changemakers In Lagos, Nigeria.

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The Creative Youth Community Development Initiative (CYCDI) is partnering the Children International School Lagos to host the ‘Vision of the Child’ School Drug Education Training Programme on Friday, June 8 2018.  The project is supported by European Union and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.

The training was organised to stimulate creativities and the rich intellectual resources of the 17 participants towards their final presentation in Literary Arts and in Painting formats on the chosen theme “SENSITIZATION ON THE NATURE OF DRUG USE, DRUG DEPENDENCE, PREVENTION”.



According to Creative Director, Ayodeji Oluwadare, the lessons learnt during the training and mentoring sessions will guide the participants at the VoTC Creative Lab 7.0 on June 15, 2018.  The programme will be facilitated by UNODC staffs, art tutors, and literature and SDGs teachers.


The 2018 Edition of Vision of the Child showcases 17 VoTC participants drawn from 17 schools in Lagos State, Nigeria.  The journey began in May 2018 with School Drug Education Programme, followed by submission literary piece -- essay, story and poem on the theme.


On Saturday June 15, the 17 VoTC researchers will participate in a live Painting Presentation in Lagos. The VoTC exhibition will be opened formally later in the month of June; followed by a Global Youth Action Day on the 26th of June 2018 to mark International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking.  


“The event attendees and online participants will have opportunity to hear from the 17 changemakers on their perspectives to rid their communities of drug abuse; and showcase their talent to achieve United Nations Agenda 2030” stated by Foluke Michael - the Project Director.


The project outcome is expected to produce a sensitization movie to support the campaign against the menace of Drug Abuse in support of EU-UNODC “Response to Drugs and Related Organized Crime in Nigeria”.


The Vision of the Child is being implemented by Creative Youth Community Development Initiative (CYCDI), an organisation committed to promotion of education and creative development, innovation and entrepreneurship in children, youth and women.  

One of CYCDI’s project; Creative Youth Initiative Against Corruption (CYIAC) recently won the United Nations SDG Awards in Innovator Category in Bonn, Germany in March 2018 at the Global Festival of Action for Sustainable Development organized by United Nations SDG Action Campaign.



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