Wednesday 30 January 2013

don bosco youth centre

 don bosco youth centre ibadan
 don bosco secondary school Onitsha

 Bernard, Niyi, Silvio and Sam

don bosco youth centre onitsha

Sunday 13 January 2013

looking for job and employment

 so many youth are looking for job. wo/man power of Nigeria. Adverts for some kinds of jobs attract so many people that you need a stadium to conduct interviews. what if all this energy to combined into an alternative good, what could it produce? what could come out of it?

year of faith and vocation

remembering those who have gone

resting place of priests and Religious women and men of the catholic diocese of Ondo. It's always good to think back and forth

Friday 11 January 2013

The Nigerian Youth challenge: unemployment

The number of  unemployed Nigerian Youth is estimated to be as high as 50 million, with variances in different states. The situation is particularly high in some northern states with as high as 30% and lower in some southern states like the largely populated Lagos (about 8%). 
This is an urgent area for professional intervention in the future of Nigeria. The Salesians of Don Bosco in Nigeria has  role to play in this crisis especially as it concerns the youth. 

below is report from the National bureau of statistics :
"Unemployment Rate in Nigeria increased to 23.90 percent in 2011 from 21.10 percent in 2010. Unemployment Rate in Nigeria is reported by the National Bureau of Statistics. Historically, from 2006 until 2011, Nigeria Unemployment Rate averaged 14.6 Percent reaching an all time high of 23.9 Percent in December of 2011 and a record low of 5.3 Percent in December of 2006. In Nigeria, the unemployment rate measures the number of people actively looking for a job as a percentage of the labour force. This page includes a chart with historical data for Nigeria Unemployment Rate.
from 2006 to 2012." (http://www.tradingeconomics.com/nigeria/unemployment-rate) It would be most wonderful to see how to turn this problem into an opportunity.
Nigeria Unemployment Rate  

Nigeria's Economic growth prospects

With the growth rate of 7.5 per cent per annum and all other things being equal, Nigeria's economy may overtake those of United Kingdom and France on or before 2050, a UK-based Nigerian lecturer, Dr. Gbenga Oduntan has said.
Dr. Oduntan, who lectures at Kent University, UK, spoke yesterday in Abuja at a special lecture commemorating this year's World Space Week put together in Nigeria by the National Space Research Development Agency (NASRDA).
He said with the speed with which the Nigerian economy is cruising, it is a matter of time before it overtakes UK which is going at a snail speed of 0.3 per annum, adding that the statistics from UK and other European
scholars (economists) also suggested that Nigeria is progressing economically faster than most Western economies.
(The Lagos state project on video click here: http://www.ekoatlantic.com/videogallery/index.htm

"Those that continually say most Nigerians live below $1 per day may not be right because majority of (poor) Nigerians still recharge their phones with at least N100 airtime almost on a daily basis or at least once in a week," the don said.
"I don't think someone who lives below $1 per day would be able to eat and still recharge his phone. That statistic is implausible," he said.
According to him, Nigeria's market is huge for almost everything and that make its economic growth unstoppable.
"The country also has a very large young population more than the UK and France and that make its prospect for growth even brighter," said Dr Oduntan.
The don, who is an expert in space technology, development and law, also said if the country's policy makers could use the 'Leapfrog Theory' by investing heavily on outer space activities, ICT and science, the country would be at par with the Asian Tigers in just few years time. He said the $20 million Nigeria spends on space technology might be too small because some countries invest about $200 billion on it.

Wednesday 2 January 2013

youth news from sudan

Catholic Diocese of Rumbek, South Sudan  Annual youth congress 4th Edition. 2012
some sisters of different congregations working in the diocese, present with the young people during the congress in Rumbek.

A group of some of the priests working with the youth from various parishes of the Diocese

one of the New South Sudanese priests Fr Marko giving communion at the congress

some students of Loreto girls secondary school Rumbek doing the dinka traditional dance . you can follow them online at: http://www.loreto.ie/rumbek
Fr Colombo the Diocesan Administrator
group of participants from different parishes and mission of the diocese