I got to know NEXTGEN when they came to my school, Our Lady of Lourdes secondary School, Uromi, Esan North East LGA, Edo State. I was 16 year then but am 24 now. I'm currently a student of Human Anatomy. NEXTGEN impacted on me by making me bold, outspoken and sociable. They provided the much needed guidance and mentoring I needed. While waiting for admission, I learnt fashion design which has helped me today. I would like NEXTGEN to continue to touch more life more positively. I was the Vice President of Uromi Club then, a position that taught me the principles of Leadership. NEXTGEN should help young people in the areas of skills acquisition as a means of empowerment, It will be nice if NEXTGEN can also empower young ones by teaching them about sex education and help them experience life outside where they live.
Esene Ebosetale Anastasi.
I got to know about NEXTGEN when they visited my school when I was at Ewu Secondary School, Ewu in Esan central L.G.A, Edo State. I was 17 years old then. I am 26 years old now. I am a fashion designer and also a comedian .NEXTGEN really impacted my life in person I must say.
Before I joined the organization/club, I was the kind of guy with inferiority complex and a lot of negative mindset as well. I never even believed in my ability of doing anything at all but when I started following up with the teachings and the guidance, along the line I started developing healthy mentality about me and about life. NEXTGEN was the first organization to seriously kick against us engaging in illegal immigration. For some of us who take heed to the teaching and all by the grace of God, we are deeply grateful for not really engaging in that act then. Meanwhile others still by engaging in the illegal immigration 80% of them that did are still regretting the act today .I pray God help them all . I wish for more grace upon the organization. May the hand of God keep upholding the leaders of the Organization. I was once a Vice President of our club back then in Ewu. NEXTGEN should not stop impacting lives of young people; they should continue with the vision because we still have a lot of youth out there who don’t even know what and what to do with their lives.
I got to know about NEXTGEN through my Computer Instructor Mr Emmanuel in Ibillo, Akoko Edo, LGA, Edo State. I was 16years then and 23 years now. I am currently a student of University of Benin. I am an Actor and a Script-Writer. This is a fall-out of the training I got from NEXTGEN on acting as I participated in the various boot-camps on Acting and other talent development programs of NEXTGEN. NEXTGEN, through the regular Pep Talks during club meetings exposed me to the dangers of unprotected/premarital sex early as a teenager and also helped me learn how to pursue my dream with zeal. I was the President of my Club at Ibillo where we had large membership. This position helped me learn how to lead. I enjoyed the camping of young minds to help them harness their talents and also mentor them. We received lots of mentoring from officials of NEXTGEN. I want NEXTGEN to extending its tentacles so as to touch lives. They should never give up on young people.
I heard of NEXTGEN when I was in secondary school: Ujoelen Grammar School, Ekpoma, Esan West L.G.A, Edo State as a 19 year old. I am a student of Ambrose Ali University, Ekpoma, Edo State. I was trained as a peer educator during the World Bank HIV/AIDS project. I taught my peers on how to avaoid sexually transmitted infections, especially HIV. I also taught them about life skills which are still helping me today. I wish for NEXTGEN to keep their good work. Among many programs, the program I can never forget is the one that was held at Annabel Estate Ujoelen Ekpoma in 2017 or so. That program was really impactful. As a result of the teachings of NEXTGEN on skills acquisition, today, I am the Chief Executive Officer of my Art venture- OMO-JOEL ART & LINK with apprentices even as an undergraduate. I am able to self-sustain. Thanks to NEXTGEN.
I got to know about NEXTGEN in my Secondary school, Idunwele Girls’ Secondary School, Ewu as a 15 year old girl then. I am 25 now. I am a graduate of Federal Polytechnic, Auchi. My involvement with NEXTGEN made me bold and outstanding as I served as the President of my Club in Ewu then. I was also appointed as an Ambassador of the organization. I was almost to be a victim of human trafficking due to pressure but due to NEXTGEN’s impact in my life, I was able to overcome it and thus not become a victim as many of my peers whose lives have been ruined today. Assuming I wasn’t enlightened by NEXTGEN on it before then who knows what would’ve become of me today? My wish is for NEXTGEN to grow globally and impact more on teenagers’ lives just like it did to me I can help by trying to make myself available during schools’ visitations, official meetings/engagements and telling others about NEXTGEN. I really enjoyed the acting and the youth enlightenment programs and seminars. Thanks to NEXTGEN
I got to know about NEXTGEN when I was in S.S.3 in Irrua Girls Secondary School, Irrua, Esan Central LGA, in the year 2011,when they came to my school for an outreach. I was 17 years old then. I'm 26 years old now and I'm based in Benin now as private school teacher and a part-time student in University of Benin. I hold a National Diploma in Mass Communication from AuchiPoly. NEXTGEN, through helped me to develop the public speaking skills in me when I took the role of a Facilitator in the organization for many years now. Today, I am a Compere of repute. Of all the programs NEXTGEN has had, meeting with younger ones and touring schools are special to me and I wish these continue.
I knew about NEXTGEN when they came for an outreach in my Secondary School, Agba Grammar School, Uromi in Edo State, Nigeria. I was 19 then. I am a graduate of Ambrose Ali University, Ekpoma, Edo State. I am also a farmer and a painter. NEXTGEN helped me to become a more responsible youth. I wish that NEXTGEN is able to go far and wide in order to touch more youths like they did me. I served as a club leader (President) in Uromi, a position that exposed me to the principles and practices of Leadership which also helped me in the leadership positions I occupied as an undergraduate. I enjoyed the Pep talks, seminars and movie trainings. I am grateful for the impact NEXTGEN and the mentors made in my life, impact still helping me today.
Kema Israel J
I knew about NEXTGEN through the seminar/workshop they held in my school, Government Science and Technical College, Afuze, Edo State. I was16years old then and I served as the Coordinator of the group there. I am 22 years old now. I emerged the best graduating student of Dangote Training Institute at Obajana, Kogi State. I am a tech entrepreneur with wonderful Digital Marketing skills. I am Frontend Web Enthusiast. NEXTGEN made lots of impact on me as a teenager which includes how to create peaceful coexistence in my immediate environment and how to become a responsible adult. Their teachings on healthy living and self-awareness including other life skills were also impactful. My wish for NEXTGEN is that she gains global recognition. I have been touching lives by implementing what I learnt from NEXTGEN and empowering youth by counseling and skills acquisition. NEXTGEN’s outstanding programs for me were Skill Acquisitions and Ambassadors' Program. NEXTGEN, I believe, would serve as a run-to organization for even parents in raising their teenagers. NEXTGEN can become more reputable by creating more awareness, charity program, endorsement from outside body.
Onuwani Abdulbaki Onimisi