Thursday, April 25, 2013

Nigeria: Global Youth Service Day 2013

To commemorate this year's Global Youth Service Day which holds on April 25th, the Public Affairs Section of the United States Mission to Nigeria is bringing together the U.S. Mission personnel, CYFI Fellows, alumni of U.S. sponsored educational and cultural exchange programs as well as other youth groups in a collaborative effort to highlight the importance of health and community service.

Chief Raymond Adekunle Olaiya Akinsemoyin, Baale of Makoko (Traditional ruler) and the entire residence of the Makoko Community, will be hosting the U.S. Mission in a special community program focused on women, children and aged especially.

Date : Thursday, April 25, 2013
Time : 10am - 2pm
Venue: Makoko Anglican Primary School, 25 Makoko Road, Makoko, Yaba, Lagos.

Highlights of the program include the following:

1) Health sensitization/counseling/routine
medical check-up by medical experts
o Blood pressure screening
o General health counseling
o Diabetes screening
o HIV sensitization (Voluntary Screening)
o Drug abuse counseling
o Stress and anxiety counseling
o Family planning counseling
o Counseling on nutrition

2) Educational/Youth Outreach
o Educational/career counseling
o Distribution of educational materials
o Environmental awareness talk
o Distribution of basic needs like cloths/shoes to the needy
o Film screening

Material Drive:
To ensure a successful program, there has been an ongoing “material drive” for members of the community, especially women, children and the aged since April 10th (till April 25th). Drugs, educational and household materials including toys, clothes and shoes will be given out during the event. All donors are required to fill out “Material Collection Sheet” provided by the U.S. Mission to Nigeria so as to calculate the materials and how many people donated during the material drive.

Interested volunteers (especially medical practitioners) are invited to participate and there are plans to issue certificates to volunteers at the end of the event.

Contact Information:
Clemson Ayegbusi
Public Affairs Section,
U.S. Consulate General,
2 Walter Carrington Crescent, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria.

@lagoscongen, @USEmbassyAbuja, @CYFI_Alumni

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