“We make a living by what we get but we make a life by what we give”
In a society with over 35 million unemployed youths and countless underemployed youths, in a world with delinquents, youths who embrace vices because they have no skills or have no clue what to do, youths who desperately need mentors, it is grossly insufficient to rely on the government; individuals must take responsibility and help make a difference in these lives. This is because “the lowest among us are not different from the highest if we give them a chance and approach them with an open heart” [Game of Thrones]
At #ProjectGiveBack, we believe that there is fulfillment, joy unspeakable in helping others, teaching others without expecting a reward. We believe that every life touched is a generation impacted, that exponential impact occurs when other great leaders buy into a great idea.
Welcome to the global movement of inspired and inspiring leaders who are committed to selflessly raising a new generation of youths in their core competencies, eradicating poverty and promoting environmental sustainability.
By reaching out to people in need in your community (folks in your church/mosque, Schools, organizations, your street e.t.c) by teaching them that skill you’re extremely good at, for free, for 2-4 hours in just one day, you can ultimately inspire a new generation of youths who will not only go on to do great & mighty things with their lives but also see nation building & youth empowerment as a mandatory social responsibility.
By raising awareness & mobilizing youths in your community to help beautify the environment, you are ensuring that we all live in a clean, healthier world: a world in which our kids can play and grow in. Whether it’s removing metal scraps or litter from your area, repainting badly faded houses, cutting bushes or planting a tree…you are making a difference that actually makes a difference.
This initiative grew out of Ogunbowale Olugbenga’s passion for using his birthdays as a special avenue to give back to society. In 2013, He conducted ICT & branding seminars in Osun [Obafemi Awolowo University] & Oyo [Association for Reproductive & family health] for over 250 persons for free, branded several organizations for free, gave out recharge cards to the winners of his essay contest among other things.
This year, in conjunction with our global ambassadors we intend to make a difference that makes a difference with people that are different. Our goal is to reach at least 100 people each in at least 20 states in Nigeria and at least 5 countries outside Nigeria: that’s 2,500 people (10x the impact of last year). And that’s where you come in.
Being acutely aware that it takes a great team to make any great dream work, we’d be highly honored and eternally grateful if you could give 1-2 hours of your life towards making the environment cleaner, healthier or finer early in the morning, then teach a skill you’re extremely good at- it could be speaking, writing, soap making, catering, how to dress well/make up –whatever skill you can teach in 2-4 hours that can help someone in your local community. The best part is you do it for free! You also get to choose any convenient date.
Not only will you be inspiring, mentoring & helping someone find his foot in business & life, you would also be meeting potential clients & future business partners. Plus, get ready to receive an avalanche of hearty referrals and recommendations from such folks!
And if you blog, work in a media house –be it tv, radio or online- pls contact us so we can partner, generate publicity, get more folks involved & touch more lives with #ProjectGiveBack
Together, we can take our environment from messy to classy, from harmful to beautiful.
Together, we can eradicate extreme poverty by not just giving fish to people [via cash donations] but showing them how to fish via skills acquisition.
Together, we can touch lives, change people’s stories, make history.
Ready to bring #ProjectGiveBack to your local community? Contact the nearest ambassador:
Ogunbowale Olugbenga, Kogi [Nigeria]
whatsapp/phone call: 08037285780
Philip Amiola, Lagos [Nigeria]
whatsapp/phone call: 08036427593
Ebenezar Adeyeye, Ogun [Nigeria]
whatsapp/phone call: 08112827748
Midas Touch, Abuja [Nigeria]
whatsapp/phone call: 08112827748
Ayomide Atitebi, Ondo/Bayelsa [Nigeria]
whatsapp/phone call: 07066297909
Olabode Emmanuel, Osun [Nigeria]
Ojediran Funmi, London [UK]
Babajide Moibi, Dortmund [Germany]
LET’S NOT FORGET…
In the end, we will not be remembered for the amount of cars we had, or the amount of cash we stashed in foreign accounts, rather we will be remembered for lives touched, impact on our community, our society. Let’s refuse to live for ourselves alone, and let’s make the world a better place. WELCOME ON BOARD.
Ogunbowale Olugbenga [Initiator]