HISTORY OF YOUTHSPRING MOVEMENT

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HISTORY

YouthSpring movement started as a Facebook group, by the name, ‘Community of World Youth Leaders’ {COWYL}, at exactly 29th day of August, 2011. This group still exists with the URL address being http://www.facebook.com/groups/cowyl. Consequential to various suggestions and encouragements, most especially from individuals such as Mr Dare Dairo, Mr Okwong D. Okon and Miss Opeyemi Elizabeth, the administrator of the group decided to initiate it to enable her members hold meetings and discuss how to contribute positively to their environment.

Hence, on the 12th day of November, 2011, the inauguration ceremony was held at the Ijebu-Ode Grammar school, Ijebu-Ode, Ogun state. At this event, the initiator, Mr Adebajo Adekunle, discussed the aims and objectives, mission and vision, as well as the intended modus operandi of the inchoate group. Also, professional public speaker, Ife Onaduja, gave a motivational speech titled ‘the dream diagram’, in which he explained the importance of the ‘dream nucleus’, ‘dream powerhouse’, and ‘dream wall’. Election of position fillers was conducted thereafter, which resulted in Ohacho Cystus and Ololade Otukoya getting fixed for the offices of Public Relations Officer and General Secretary respectively. Close to the termination of the programme, Mr Adekoya Emmanuel O., a pedagogue at the Ijebu-Ode Grammar school and mentor of the association, delivered a speech, advising the members to be committed to the purpose of the group, saying a few dedicated members far outweigh a large number of non-challant ones. Immediately after this, merriments followed and of course, the taking of snapshots.

In attendance at the ceremony were;

  1. Adebajo Adekunle  Fisayo  08094175018
  2. Ife Onaduja  08153266073
  3. Ohacho Cystus Kenny  08037684461
  4. Ufford Christian Francis  08053043924
  5. Otukoya Ololade Moridiyat  08093741198
  6. Ashir Zainab Opeyemi  07053206615
  7. Antonio John  08101799125
  8. Oduwaye ‘Abdul-‘Azeez  08133184873
  9. ‘Abdul-Ayoola Wahab  08093340868 
  10.  ‘Abdul-Hameed Farouq 
  11.  Ogunsanmi Odunayo
  12.  Owodunni Adebisi
  13.  Kukoyi Mujibat Opeyemi (later attendance)

And

  1.  Mr Adekoya Emmanuel Oluwasegun

Subsequent to this programme, the members, most especially the President and the PRO engaged themselves in the writing and dispatching of letters to various high schools in Ijebu-Ode. About six [6] schools were visited, including Ijebu-Ode Grammar School, Adeola Odutola College, Ijebu Muslim College, Anglican Girls Grammar School and Great foundation college. However, an appointment was only immediately secured at Adeola Odutola College.

 

The letter went like this:

 

THE COMMUNITY OF WORLD YOUTH LEADERS, NIGERIA

98, Abeokuta road, Ijebu-Ode, Ogun state,

E-mail: cowylnigeria@yahoo.com

Telephone: 08093741198, 08094175018

Motto: the future is in our hands.

Our Ref: ____________                      Your Ref: ____________                    Date: _______________

 

 

_________________

_________________

_________________

Dear Sir/Madam,

REQUEST FOR AN AUDIENCE WITH YOUR STUDENTS.

With due respect and in recognition of your authority, we, members of the aforementioned organisation, hereby request for your permission to address your students. Since this is our fight against ______________ month, we will be lecturing them on _________________________________________________.

We would appreciate it if you can present ___ representatives from each class for this purpose. This will help to prevent the disruption of the school’s activities/learning process.

Granting our request will assist us in achieving our aim of tackling corruption, HIV/AIDS, illiteracy and immorality through the education, enlightenment and empowerment of the Youths.

Thank you for your anticipated support.

 

____________________                                                                                            ______________________

       Otukoya O.M.                                                                                                                           Ohacho C.K.

   (General Secretary)                                                                                                              (P.R.O)

                                                                   ____________________

                                                                           Adebajo A.F.

                                                                            (President)

 

 

 

Eleven {11} days after the official initiation of the group, that is on the 23rd of November, 2011, we had an outing to Adeola Odutola College. The lecture to be delivered was titled ‘THE YOUTHS’ ROLE IN TACKLING CORRUPTION’.

The programme commenced a few minutes past 10 O’ clock inside the school hall. Members in attendance included Adebajo Adekunle, Ife Onaduja, Ohacho Cystus and Ashir Zaynab. The president started by introducing the participants, seventy-eight {78} in number, to the aims and mission of the organisation, Community of World Youth Leaders. He then further discussed the topic, in the end giving 3 tips on how to personally tackle the menace called corruption. The next speaker was Ohacho Cystus. He buttressed the points of the first speaker, diverting a little into the spiritual realm. And then lastly was Ife Onaduja, who spoke on the importance of knowing ones temperament in the pursuit of ones goals. He briefly noted the key features of people who are melancholic, choleric, phlegmatic and sanguine. He also helped many of the students to identify their temperaments through their handwritings.

All through the lectures, the students kept jotting down whatever they found note-worthy. But the lecture was not all that was on our agenda, we also ensured we took a group photo and pasted posters containing thought-provoking assertions such as CORRUPTION IS THE ROOT-CAUSE OF THE MYRIADS OF PROBLEMS BEDEVILLING THIS NATION… LACK OF BASIC INFRASTRUCTURES, EDUCATIONAL BACKWARDNESS, ECONOMIC STAGNATION, POLITICAL INSTABILITY, SOCIAL DECAY, UNEMPLOYMENT, INSECURITY, TO MENTION BUT A FEW… LEARN TO SAY NO!!!’,       ‘DID YOU KNOW THAT IN A LIST OF THE CORRUPTION PERCEPTIONS INDEX OF COUNTRIES WORLD-WIDE {FROM THE LEAST CORRUPT TO THE MOST CORRUPT}, NIGERIA RANKS 147??? SAY NO TO CORRUPTION NOW!’,       ‘THE BILLIONS IF NOT TRILLIONS OF US DOLLARS THAT ARE STOLEN BY BOTH GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS AND CIVILIANS COULD HAVE TRANSLATED INTO MILLIONS OF VACCINATIONS FOR CHILDREN, THOUSAND OF KILOMETRES OF ROADS, HUNDREDS OF SCHOOLS, HOSPITALS AND WATER TREATMENT FACILITIES THAT NEVER CAME TO BE!!! SAY NO TO CORRUPTION NOW!’,       ‘DID YOU KNOW THAT BETWEEN 1960 AND 1999, A STAGGERING AMOUNT OF US$400 BILLION WAS EMBEZZLED FROM THE NATION’S WEALTH RESERVE???WITH THIS MONEY, YOU COULD MAKE 75 ROUND TRIPS TO THE MOON… SAY NO TO CORRUPTION NOW!’,       ‘THE FIGHT AGAINST CORRUTION IS NOT ONE PERSON’S FIGHT. IT IS EVERYBODY’S FIGHT. IT IS THE LEADERS’ FIGHT. IT IS THE FOLLOWERS’ FIGHT. IT IS THE TEACHERS’ FIGHT. IT IS THE STUDENTS’ FIGHT. IT IS THE ADULTS’ FIGHT. IT IS THE YOUTHS’ FIGHT…BECAUSE WE ARE ALL AFFECTED BY IT. SAY NO TO CORRUPTION NOW!’

 

Students of Adeola Odutola College who benefitted from the initiative include:

  1. 1.      Adeleke Nofisat  08153266073
  2. 2.      Talabi Adenike  08051907336
  3. 3.      Adebayo Zainab  08167286352
  4. 4.      Iranlade Emmanuel  08076481835
  5. 5.      Maurice Emmanuel  08090629071
  6. 6.      Samuel Omonla  07063786573
  7. 7.      Effiong Isaac  08139223393
  8. 8.      Igwe Famous
  9. 9.      Solomon Oluwatobi  08076206334
  10. 10.  Ogunbule Oluwatoyin  08078368024
  11. 11.  Adedeji Olayinka
  12. 12.  Ayobatele Victoria
  13. 13.  Ajibade Omolola  08052322375
  14. 14.  Ogunfowodu Oluwaseun  08079051221
  15. 15.  Kalejaye Olayinka  08151103035
  16. 16.  Anifowose Kofoworola  07090856738
  17. 17.   James Olufunsho  07052196498
  18. 18.  Egbums Samson  08180525671
  19. 19.  Olawale Olumide  08093730247
  20. 20.  Osunkoya Kehinde  08100523428
  21. 21.  Agunanne Henry  07036341854
  22. 22.  Onikosi Adesola
  23. 23.  Ogunmah Jennifer  08067828183
  24. 24.  Oresile Moyosore  08166269584
  25. 25.  Alimi Olayemi  08180747595
  26. 26.  Sogbesan Emmanuel  08053429119
  27. 27.  Adebayo Femi  08022853747
  28. 28.  Raimi Adeniyi  08070540576
  29. 29.  Adesoji Temidosa
  30. 30.  Anifowose Abiola  08151479750
  31. 31.  Ogunkoya Bukonla  08153254052
  32. 32.  Anyanwu Faith
  33. 33.  Owolewa Oriyomi  08054530793
  34. 34.  Bakare Kayode  08095622093
  35. 35.  Olanrewaju Kehinde  08057347028
  36. 36.  Okoro Louina  08153721115
  37. 37.  Adebambo Adepeju  08058385894
  38. 38.  Oduniyi Olawunmi  08183178507
  39. 39.  Olayemi Maria  07058804925
  40. 40.  Ettu Jarinat  07030644254
  41. 41.  Subair Temidayo  08189401152
  42. 42.  Akanji Timilehin  08077283927
  43. 43.  Mark Nnamaka  08090886552
  44. 44.  Godwin Christopher O.
  45. 45.  Olanrewaju Taiwo T.  07054650003
  46. 46.  Lawal Olatunbosun F.  080903312733
  47. 47.  Okoliko Caleb E.
  48. 48.  Okorafor Faith O.  07067449547
  49. 49.  Amoo Olajumoke  07055508035
  50. 50.  Atobatele Gloria M.  08054130403
  51. 51.  Omowunmi Clintona  08059562004
  52. 52.  Alao Idayat  07057567690
  53. 53.  Onasanya Adewale O. 08077017794
  54. 54.  Owoseni Emmanuel D.  08069192412
  55. 55.  Okenu Michael O.  08188866364
  56. 56.  Arogundade Atinuke A.  08093176335
  57. 57.  Aina Deborah O.  08092451875
  58. 58.  James Praise D.  08158064851
  59. 59.  Balogun Opeyemi A.  08153136383
  60. 60.  Ogunfowoke Oluwaseun A.
  61. 61.  Ibrahim Olumide Q.  08189563534
  62. 62.  Muntal Femi  08132992751
  63. 63.  Mose Victor O.  08135840800
  64. 64.  Adekanbi Damilola  08071583764
  65. 65.  Adebowale Mariam  08161298580
  66. 66.  Badru Aminat  08053338127
  67. 67.  Odekwo Blessing  08076084423
  68. 68.  Adubi Adefoluke  08078909836
  69. 69.  Olayode Onikepo  08188457735
  70. 70.  Badru Moryam  08057417809
  71. 71.  Abiodun Tosin  08191988366
  72. 72.  Lawrence Olawale  08071813850
  73. 73.  Avono Willkins  07032448429
  74. 74.  Asikhia Micheal  08057233400
  75. 75.  Olufemi Segun  08056147033
  76. 76.  Erhiakporech Ono’s

 

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES

  • To serve as a platform for Youth leaders to meet, discuss issues affecting their societies and propose solutions to the problems.
  • To educate and enlighten Youths on various issues especially corruption, HIV/AIDS, their rights and how to fight for them etc.
  • To cohort with other organisations and NGOs by involving our members ion rallies, campaigns, seminars, contests and workshops of these organisations.
  • To function both as an advisory body and pressure group to the government.
  • To produce not just future leaders but government officials that will change things for the better.

 

WE STAND AND FIGHT FOR:

  • JUSTICE
  • FREEDOM
  • EQUITY
  • CHANGE

 

WE STAND AND FIGHT AGAINST:

  • CORRUPTION
  • ILLITERACY
  • HIV/AIDS
  • IMMORALITY/SOCIAL DECAY

 

 

MISSION AND VISION STATEMENT

          The enlightenment, empowerment, revival and emancipation of world youths from the bondage of corruption, illiteracy, HIV/AIDS and immorality; thereby making them useful positively to themselves, their society and the world at large.

 

MODUS OPERANDI

MEET

 

BOOK FOR EAR-TIME

 

REHEARSE

 

 

OUTING

 

EXECUTIVE OFFICERS

  • GENERAL SECRETARY: he/she takes the minutes, captures the moments and records all events.
  • FINANCIAL SECRETARY: he/she is in charge of collecting and saving money. He/she is also in charge of raising funds for the group.
  • PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER: He/she distributes letters to schools. He/she also represents the organisation at public events.

 

PHOTO ALBUM

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

THE BIRTH OF YOUTHSPRING MOVEMENT.

Due to the fact that, as at the time the group was founded, many if not all of the members were admission-seekers, a few weeks after the first successful outing, there was none that followed. However, the vision and essence on which the foundations of COWYL rest still remain fresh.

The name, The Community of World Youth Leaders, is undoubtedly perfect for a virtual group on Facebook. But for a concrete association of individuals who carry out humanist and philanthropical activities, it appears odd. In the light of this, it has been decided that a name-change is inevitable.

This is what has led to the birth of YouthSpring movement, which will emerge in the city of Ibadan, Oyo state, driven by a set of intellectuals schooling in the premier university in Nigeria, the University of Ibadan.

 

NEW MEMBERS

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