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October 2002: Drug Abuse Education
YCWN brought a youth workshop to Felele community to educate young people about the dangers associated with drug abuse.
About 30 neighborhood youth attended the workshop.
April 1, 2003: St. Teresa's College launches YCW
Youth Crime Watch of Nigeria launched a new program at St Teresa's College, Oke-Ado, Ibadan, on April 1, 2003. Presiding at the launch ceremony were two YCW of Nigeria advisors, Mr. Kehinde Mosuru and Mrs. M. O. Abu from the Centre for Human Rights, the Vice-Principal of the school (representing the School Principal), and the Sister for the school.
A-day conference on HIV/AIDS tagged, “IMPACT” held at the School Hall of St. Teresa’s College, Oke – Ado, Ibadan.
April 12th & 19th 2003:
Monitored and Supervised (Local Observers) elections during the last general election in year 2003 at Ogbomosho Local Government area of Oyo State.
June 2003: One-day workshop planned for young people in Oyo State.
July 2003: "Youth, Crime, and the Nation" workshop a success
More than 500 youth gathered for a one-day crime prevention workshop with an emphasis on youth involvement and historical perspectives. Guest speakers included Inspector Chris Ero of the State Police Public Relations Office; Mr. Tunji Ajibade, representing General Manager of the Nigerian Television Authority; Mrs. Dupe, representing the Sunday Editor of the Nigerian Tribune; and Youth Crime Watch advisors. The event was covered by Nigerian Television Authority.
August 2003: Leadership Training
A one-day leadership training for Youth Crime Watch executives and committee heads was held at St. Teresa's College, Oke-Ado, Ibadan.
October 18th 2003
– One-to-one discussion program was held at Calvary International College on personality building and crime prevention strategies.
October 2003: St. Teresa's College Project Update
Members of the Youth Crime Watch at St. Teresa's College have taken charge of the atmosphere on their campus and actively participate in school assemblies. The group organized a successful grafitti clean-up this month.
November 8th 2003:
* A-day motivational and personal building Seminar and World Summit on Information Society pre-conference held at St. Teresa’s College, Ibadan. Guests were: Mr. Gbenga Sesan (First Nigeria IT Youth Ambassador), Mr. McJarra (TakingITglobal Australia)
* The flagging-up of YOU MAKE THE DIFFERENCE PROJECT also held at the School Hall of St. Teresa’s College, Ibadan. Guest speakers included Dr. Olaitan Olaofe, Managing Dirctor of CHI Limited Ajanla Farms, Ibadan; Mr. Hammeed Oluyedun of ONI and Sons Hospital, Ibadan; Mrs. Motunrayo Olanrewaju Abu, an activist and YCW advisor; and Mr. Gbenga Sesan, the First Nigerian Youth Information Technology Ambassador 2001-2003. The event was part of the Nigerian caucus on the December 2003 World Summit on Information Technology in Geneva, Switzerland.
* Pre-conference on World Summit on Information Society, which was finally held in Geneva, Switzerland between December 10 and 13, 2004.
November 2003: Bola Immaculate School launches YCW
Another Youth Crime Watch site was launched on November 28, this one at the Bola Immaculate School, Orita Challenge, Ibadan, Oyo State. The School Proprietress, Chief Bola Doherty, Headmaster Makinde, and Casey Adeleye Gbenga presided at the official ceremony.
1. To bring out the hidden potentials in our young people for self-reliance, economic development, community action, and civic participation.
2. To build self-confidence and motivate young people towards a better future.
3. To engage young people in resolving disputes and conflicts amicably and make them peace ambassadors.
4. Encourage co-existence among ethnic groups and faith organization in schools and communities in order to achieve a peaceful community.
The project started with students from eleven (11) local councils of Ibadan City and now covers other states of the federation. So far 8,712 young people had participated in the project since the year 2003 to 2009.
a. 5,654 young people out of the total participants made five credits in their national examinations.
b. 3,058 young participants at the end of the academic year made it to vocational schools and none constituted problems to the society so far.
c. Young participants are now active community volunteers in their schools and communities.
d. Young participants gained program development and management skills during the project cycle.
Additionally, wee appoint cheerleaders to supervise and coordinate this project which was started in thee year 2003 and young people had demonstrated their enthusiasm in using their potentials and capacity to togetherness stand up against social ills. These young people have grown to handle the Youth Crime Watch programs in Nigeria and full of management experience.
November 25th 2003 – One-to-one discussion program was held at Oke Ado High School on personality building and crime prevention strategies.
November 27th 2003 – Inauguration of YCW Site Bola Immaculate Group of Schools at the School premises.