The 2014 Conference 57 Leadership Camp organised by the New Era Foundation held from 14th – 19th September.
The programme is organised annually by the foundation to inspire 7-17 year old boys and girls towards leadership and personal development.
This year’s edition with the theme, “The Essence of Leadership”, was the fourth successive programme since inception in 2011. The five day residential programme was held at the usual venue, NEYOCA, which is the foundation’s exceptional youth resource centre situated in serene Ibeju-Lekki area of Lagos.
The 2014 camp was limited to 10-17 year olds only and also focused on exposing the 125 participants to the rewarding career opportunities in the technical and vocational sectors of the economy. In addition to the regular Leadership & Citizenship classes, there were practical daily sessions in Masonry, Electrical 101, Garment Making and Creative Painting. Other activities included Home Science, Theatre and of course lots of sports. The newly introduced theatre class which included dance activity was facilitated by the renowned Crown Troupe and proved extremely popular with the campers.
The technical and vocational training was facilitated by The Lagos State Technical and Vocational Education Board (LASTVEB). The programme was also supported by the Lagos State Inland Revenue Service (LIRS)and Berger Paints Plc who again sponsored the creative painting class, supplying competent facilitators and their excellent paint. The foundation is indeed very grateful to all our esteemed partners for their generous contributions towards the success of this year’s camp.
We are especially happy that despite the prevailing health scare in the country, the camp could still hold without incident and achieve its purpose of inspiring, educating and entertaining future leaders. The campers have been equipped with basic leadership skills and principles and challenged to develop themselves for future leadership roles.