As the wave of youth restiveness among South western youths escalates amid massive unemployment and insecurity, a new NGO, Education for Western Youths (EFWY) which birthed in Nigeria a couple of years ago is set to tackle the challenges and re-orientate youths from the southwest.
Speaking with The Sun, the founder, popular Gele Yaya singer, Oyeleke Foluwake Yetunde said: “Educaction for Western Youths (EFWY) was set up to reach out to restive youths and rescue them from the diverse ways they have been manipulated to perpetrate evil religious wise and politically and pave way for a less violent society by promoting empowerment through skill acquisition programmes and teaching them necessary interpersonal skills for constructive handling of conflicts, for social justice and peace.”
Speaking on the objectives she continued: “The objectives and goals include ensuring we educate as many youths as we can especially in rural areas where youths have less exposure. We believe that by resolving conflicts and prevention of their reoccurrence and getting to the root cause and shedding lights on precautionary measures, we should be able to curtail a lot of violence.
“Also we are going into empowerment of youths to prevent them from being lazy or idle. Like the popular saying goes, ‘the idle mind is the devil’s workshop.’”
Commenting on funding she continued: “Apart from individual donations and some organizations giving what they can, CDs of Gele Yaya are being sold and we also make money from shows.”