NIGERIAN YOUTH FORUM (NYF)

CATEGORY:

Non-Profit, Non-Partisan Organization


DESCRIPTION:

The NYF is a youth led non-profit and non-partisan organization that lobbies, advocates, promotes and fights for the rights of all youths in Nigeria.
We aim to build the confidence and awareness of all youth so that they can assert their rights.

The NYF also works to empower and enlighten youths to participate actively in the society to improve their own lives, by representing and advocating their needs and interests and those of their organizations towards the attainment of their desired goals.

Another major aim of this group is to bridge the gap or the artificial barrier created by lack of foresight of our past leaders between the northern and southern youths in Nigeria towards the betterment of the country.


PURPOSE

As a youth led organization that is targeted at youth enlightenment, empowerment and unity, the four important areas that our work focuses on are;

1. WORKING WITH YOU:
We increase youth’s awareness about their rights so they can change things for themselves

2. SPEAKING UP, FIGHTING FOR AND MAKING CHANGE:
We stand up for our rights in organizations like District Councils to make sure we are included in their work

3. GETTING YOU INVOLVED:
We go out and meet other youths from all over Nigeria to tell us what they think needs to be changed in government and/or their community

4. GETTING THE MESSAGE OUT:
We provide opportunities for youths to meet face to face with policy makers e.g. Legislators, Captains of Industries, Clergies etc and others who make decisions about us)

Our Values:

1. Youths being at the heart of all we do;

2. Protecting and upholding the rights of youths;

3. Making sure everyone has a fair chance in what he/she does regardless of gender, ethnic or religious affiliations;

4. Being open and honest in all we do;

5. Working with other groups that share our vision and who will help us make it happen;


Motto:
Great Youths, Unified Nigeria