November was a celebration galore for us at Teens Going for Gold Network as volunteers of our organization gathered to celebrate our progress and impact in our host communities over the last ten years. It also served as an opportunity to confer with other stakeholders in the education not-for-profit space in order to measure progress and discuss the challenges to achieving equitable quality education in Nigeria.
Founded on 3rd November 2012, we are committed to providing underserved teenagers across Nigeria with 21st century learning experience, we empower teenagers to become financially self-reliant and active global citizens through our series of training projects, programs, and publications.
In commemoration of this milestone, the organization hosted a panel discussion on 11th November 2022 themed Achieving Equitable Quality Education in Nigeria with the Executive Directors of other education focused NGOs in Nigeria: Raquel Jacobs of Beyond the Classroom Foundation, Adedolapo Osuntuyi of Dolly Children and Elisha Dorcas of Marben Foundation. The discussion, which served as a forum to share experiences measure progress, underline challenges, and recommend changes was moderated by Pelumi Obisesan, Founder and Executive Director of Teens Going for Gold Network.
As part of the commemoration, volunteers of the organization also gathered in their Lagos and Ibadan offices on 26th November 2022 to celebrate the organization’s first decade, celebrate its outstanding volunteers and strategize for the next decade. The celebrations were rounded off with a seminar themed Becoming a Standout Teenager facilitated by Ife Shoola, an experienced leadership for development expert and Associate Manager at Partnership for Public Service.