Significant numbers of African adults and youth in Yorùbáland are unemployed due to deteriorating national and global socio-economic conditions. Organizations like Orisa CDC can play a role in meeting the long tern economic needs of communities beyond providing charitable humanitarian aid.
In an effort to help people to gain skills that will continue to serve them far beyond a single donation, the Orisa Community Development Corporation, in collaboration with local organizers from across Yorùbáland, is hosting the 2nd Orisa Community Empowerment Retreat.
This 2-day retreat will take place on 21 and 22 January, 2012 in Ogun State, Nigeria and will feature workshops conducted by both Americans and Nigerians and will cover topics such as how to successfully apply to study at an American university, starting your own business and more. Retreat registration is N500 if you register by January 15, N800 after January 15 and includes lunch and refreshments.
This retreat is devoted to offering practical and valuable lessons, skills, and strategies for developing an empowered self and community and networking between US and Nigeria. Participants will swap information, skills and knowledge on a variety of topics relevant to improving and sustaining the quality of life of the community. At this retreat we will learn, laugh and connect with youth, students, women, entrepreneurs and community leaders from all sectors of Yorùbáland.
Free lodging with local families will be available for participants traveling from afar. Venue details will be provided upon registration.
Space is limited to first 100 registrants. To register, click here.
Important: After registering here, you must go to First City Monument bank (FCMB) and deposit your payment to account # 0496137043, account name Joe Quinones. You must bring your deposit slip to the retreat as proof of payment.
This information and skill exchange, networking and strategizing event will take place over a day and a half in Ogun State. Participants will explore a variety of topics such as micro financing― financial services available for individuals without access to traditional banking services; entrepreneurship― the art, science and attitude of starting business ventures; strategies for university study in the U.S. and more. We look forward to having a wonderful time!