The Bridge leadership Foundation (TBLF) is scheduled to hold its 11th Career Day on Saturday, July 10, 2021, at the NAF Conference Centre and Suites, Abuja, by 10 a.m.
The one day conference themed “The Audacious Youth: Leading Societal Change”, plans to host over 10,000 youths, thought leaders and change enthusiasts both physically and online to an insightful, engaging and enlightening experience that will encourage more youths to play a critical role in moving the country to the next level and to establish themselves as key players in nation-building.
Headlining the line up of speakers for the 2021 Career Day event are; Nelson Chamisa, Legal Practitioner Superior Court of Zambia, John Obidi, Founder Headstart Africa, Samson Itodo, Executive Director, Yiaga Africa, Foluso Gbadamosi, Executive Director, Junior Achievement Nigeria, Kunle Idowu, (Frank Donga) Actor and Digital Content Creator, Naomi Lucas, Senior Vice President, Marketing and Growth, Softcom, Rotimi Olawale, Executive Director, YouthHubAfrica, Omano Edigheji, Author, NIGERIA: Democracy Without Development, How to Fix It, Chioma Agwuegbo, Executive Director, TechHerNG and Duke Emmanuel, OAP, Hit Fm, Calabar.
The Career Day conference employs great minds in the field of career, leadership development, business consulting, entrepreneurship, technology and youth development in Nigeria and across Africa as speakers, who by sharing their knowledge, expertise and experience inspire, empower, educate and equip young people with the knowledge and tools required to improve their career, businesses, well-being and the society at large. The past 10 editions have been hugely successful with a yearly attendance of over 5000 young people across the South-South region in Nigeria and over 8,000 online participants in the year 2020 across countries in Africa.
The 2021 Career Day seeks to impact a knowledge exchange platform and enhance a transfer experience that will bring about ripple effects of innovative thought patterns that stimulate solution harnessing in areas of sustainable development in communities, economic transformation, public service, education, job creation among others.
The Career Day will inspire Cross fertilisation of ideas in different sectors while guiding them to take advantage of the opportunities. Crucially, it will demonstrate the need for feasible investment and partnerships that ought to drive national development and accountability.
Other sub-themes of the conference include Good Governance and Reforms: Bridging the Gap/Creating a pathway for our youths and the Nigeria Youth and the Digital Economy.
As of today, the world of work, business, education, health, finance, community growth and humane development is changing at a faster pace than we knew it a decade ago. There need to be an uprising of audacious youths who are willing and able to bridge society needs in areas of governance, innovation and digitisation, creating enormous opportunities and eliminating several challenges faced by members of the society.
The Bridge Leadership Foundation is a non-governmental organisation established in 2011 with a vision “to raise a community of inspired, equipped and influential young leaders who can lead themselves and others”. Over the last 10 years, we have implemented programmes that not only inspire, empower and engage youths but create effective connections and mentorships that aid these young people to become leaders in themselves and to others.
“Our contributions based on our database has reached over 54,000 youths categorised into public secondary schools, tertiary institutions, graduates, youths corps members, teachers, rural community dwellers and women. The Bridge Leadership Foundation collaborates with credible organisations to deliver its programmes and has influenced thousands of youths and women since its inception.