Sixteen-year-old Fatihaat Ismail, coordinator of Great Leading Africa Minds (GLAM), over the weekend hosted a youth development programme to promote music, dance, and fashion.
Fatihaat, a student of University of North Texas (UNT), Denton, United States of America, who is currently in Nigeria for her summer holiday, used the event to encourage and motivate the youths to nurture their talents in order to be independent of themselves and become useful members of the society.
The event was a worthwhile experience as it provided lot of thrills, glamour and excitement for parents, guardians and children. It also featured individual performances and group presentations by the GLAM musical and dance groups.
One of the participants, Godswill Akuwudike, a 15-year-old student of Radiance High School, Festac Town, Lagos, who presented a solo song and also featured in the group performance, was excited at being able to display his talent and enjoined parents and guardians to lend their support to their children as it would boost their confidence.
Fatihaat could not hide her feelings as she expressed profound gratitude to corporate bodies, schools, parents and guardians who offered their support towards making the event a success.
She urged the corporate world to continue to lend their support in the development of the youths.