By Emmanuel Joshua
The United Nations has endorsed Generational Voices (Genvoices), the project-driven platform to harness the offline and online energy of young Nigerians for practical efforts towards nation building. This endorsement came ahead of Genvoices’ historic Teleton billed to hold this Saturday at Channel’s TV studio.
In her goodwill message sent from the United Nations in New York, the UN Secretary General’s Special Advisor on Post-2015 Development Planning, Amina Mohammed expressed her excitement over Genvoices initiative and observed “I received with considerable excitement the news that a large group of young Nigerians under the movement called Genvoices have come together to inspire hope in the Nigerian dream and nurture a new breed of young leaders in Nigeria”. “I’d like to congratulate Generation Voices for organizing this important event, as well as your ongoing efforts to promote youth political engagement in Nigeria’’, said Ahmad Alhendawi, the UN Secretary General’s Envoy on Youth.
Genvoices which is a growing global movement of Nigerians aged 18 to 40 has a group of dynamic older mentors, with its mission of birthing social, technological, economic and political solutions to national challenges by our generation and to be handed over to generations to come. It focuses on the active conversion of online and offline efforts into practical national change.
Within its short time of existence, Genvoices has established eighteen chapters in major states of Nigeria and six chapters outside the country, including Texas, New York, Washington DC, United Kingdom, Cyprus and Ghana.