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Wednesday, 15 November 2017 19:57


(From left to right)Ms Foluke Michael- Project Director, Creative Youth Initiative Against Corruption, Ms Anouk Jeanne Heili - UN Women, Political Participation Unit., Mr, Samin Amaddin Head, Public Affairs, EFCC Lagos zonal office, Ms Iris. Nxumalo, UN Women, Ayodeji Oluwadare, CYIAC Creative Director .
The team of EFCC Creative Youth Initiative Against Corruption, CYIAC today Wednesday November 15, 2017 received a delegaton from United Nations Women Political Participation unit led by Ms. Anouk Jeanne Heili at its Lekki, Lagos office.

CYIAC is seeking collaboration with UN women to achieve sustainable development goals towards 2030 Agenda. The Project Director CYIAC, Foluke Michael, took the delegates through the background, objectives and vision of the Initiative, as she displayed award winning works of participants in the past editions. According to Foluke Michael, "the initiative seeks to achieve a culture of integrity and corruption free society through educational development, creative arts, digital technology, information technology and entrepreneurship among children and youth. We also saw the need to involve women in the project as fundamental stakeholders, because they are critical members of the Family unit and in response to calls made by so many of them for participation."

While commending the project, Anouk Heili assured of UN's interest in programmes targetted at gender equality, child development and women empowerment. "This is great, it's all very exciting..," Anouk said. She promised to work with the group towards achieving the sustainable goals.

The Creative Youth Initiative, CYIAC, begins nationwide registration for Creative Challenge to promote global goals on November 15, 2017. The theme for 2018 creative contest is 'IMAGINE A WORLD FREE FROM CORRUPTION'. The objective of the challenge is to promote creativity, develop talents and build confidence whilst encouraging culture of integrity amongst children and youth. All participants are provided with capabilities they require to become economically productive, develop sustainable livelihoods, contribute to peace, justice and strong institutions and take bold steps in creating the future they desire tbrough creative thing and innovation.

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