Connect with us


World youth skills day: foundation showcases artistic talents of slum kids



World youth skills day: foundation showcases artistic talents of slum kids

In commemoration of UN  World Youth Skills Day, Slum Art foundation, a Non Governmental Organisation (NGO) is showcase unique works of arts done by children living within the slum of Ijora/Badia in Lagos.

A statement by Adetuwanse Adenle, Co-founder of the foundation says that the online art exhibition to showcase the children’s creativity was in collaboration with two other NGOs, WEFOR GOOD organisation and One Delta Africa.

“The online exhibition is focussed to empower children living within slums through mentorship, restructuring of mindset and helping to build their creative talents.

“The aim is to showcase and auction their various paintings with magnificent storytelling to art lovers and donors looking to purchase the art pieces and support the foundation,’’ Adenle said.

He stated that, the idea of online exhibition was driven by the present reality of digital and online engagement in a COVID-19 era.

He further stated that, it was in line with the recent government policy which has maintained the closure of schools, aimed at protecting the vulnerable whilst combating the pandemic.

“The idea is to ensure that art lovers worldwide arre able to experience paintings done by the children living in the slum.

“It is imperative to drive for an online sales exhibition where funds gotten will be redirected to the educational development of children involved in the paintings, their families and their immediate community.

“It will also help to showcase their exemplary character and the benefits of diligent work,’’ he said.

Meanwhile, Representative of One Delta Africa, Shade Faari,  has commended efforts by Slum Art foundation team to empower children within the ijora/Badia slum with useful skillsets and taking them off the streets.

Faari  stated that, the partnership with Slum Art Foundation was geared towards raising funds to provide educational tablets and solar set-up within its training facility.

“It is to ensure that the children in the slum have access to mentors and training manuals while schools remain closed,’’ she said.

She urged interested participants in the online exhibition to visit:

News Agency of Nigeria reports that World Youth Skills Day is commemorated yearly on July  15, to highlight the opportunities and challenges that young people face in employment.

The theme for the 2020 edition  is ‘Skills for a Resilient Youth .

Edited By: Sadiya Hamza (NAN)


Abdulrahman Kadiri: is a graduate and a professionally trained journalist, with experience in national news reporting/editing and verification at the News Agency of Nigeria. NNN is a Nigerian online news portal that publishes breaking news in Nigeria, and across the world. Our journalists are honest, fair, accurate, thorough and courageous in gathering, reporting and interpreting news in the best interest of the public, because truth is the cornerstone of journalism and they strive diligently to ascertain the truth in every news report. Contact: editor[at]

Poland’s PM wants special EU summit on Belarus Port Harcourt DisCo revokes electric bill distribution by contractors Six killed in south-western Pakistan blast, multiple wounded New CAMA will boost foreign direct investment — Capital market operators Driver bags 14 imprisonment for stealing tricycle windshield, stereo Kyrgyzstan cancels virus tests for arrivals, COVID-19 cases reach 40,177 Centre calls for renewed commitment to anti-corruption fight Oil rises 1% on Saudi Aramco’s upbeat demand view, Iraq supply cut New Zealand to start charging people in managed isolation Arms embargo: Germany, France, Italy to push ahead with sanctions for Libya COVID-19: Pakistan lifts restrictions in spite of concerns from medics School closure: Nasarawa govt to revoke operational licences of erring private schools Schools reopening: JAMB to give new commencement date for admission PDP BoT Chairman commends INEC over peaceful conduct of Nasarawa bye election Tanker drivers start strike Monday as talks with LASG end in deadlock NCDC confirms 437 new COVID-19 case, total of infection hits 46,577 Apapa will open to traffic in October — LASG Halep to decide on United States Open after Prague event Gov. Fayemi mourns ex-Ekiti lawmaker, Fakiyesi Vettel says Ferrari messed up with nonsensical strategy Ekiti Govt paying lip service to healthcare delivery, say striking doctors Resumption: Academy wants COVID-19 protocol funds released directly to schools Willian confirms exit from Chelsea after 7 years Anglican Bishop urges govts to save SMEs from collapse For Europe’s “super clubs”, UEFA Champions League determines all YYA sues for peace in Ondo Assembly, condoles with Ogun over Kashamu Ilorin communities appeal to Gov. AbdulRazaq over damaged culvert NPFL 2019/2020 season: Rivers United still insisting they finished second, not third Imo Assembly restates commitment to local production through effective legislation CAN President urges FG to overhaul security apparatus  Osun: Police dismiss inspector for allegedly brutalising tailor, causing death Nimet predicts cloudy, thundery weather activities Monday to Wednesday Sanwo-Olu gives hospital’s management 7-day ultimatum to remove trucks, containers FG supports Imo farmers with 20,000 cocoa seedlings, other improved seeds COVID-19: Low attendance, strict compliance greet church re-opening in Lagos Ex-Rep wants Obaseki impeached over alleged breach of constitution NMA charges state branches to uphold values to protect members Unknown assailants kill Gov. Obiano’s aide on security DG APC Governors Forum tasks membership on participation, registration  Banditry: Monarch urges govt. to adopt new strategies Cleric tasks worshipers on COVID-19 guidelines as church services resume Kwara records 7 new cases of COVID-19 Beauty queen pledges to showcase cultural heritage of Northern Nigeria Zamfara agency sensitises communities on World Bank projects maintenance, sustainability Don’t smoke away your babies, Gynaecologist warns PDP BOT Chairman seeks conduct of LG election by INEC Community policing: FCT minister advocates involvement of council chairmen, traditional rulers Former Police boss blames security challenges on corruption, bad governance Southern Kaduna attacks: Coalition tasks locals on credible information to military Delta communities want FG to revive abandoned projects