WEAfriHug 2020 – Third stop: Nigeria
Nigeria was the third country of implementation for WE AfriHug 2020. The team was planning to continue to Cameroon and Chad after Nigeria but COVID- 19 had other plans. During the stay in Nigeria, the WE AfriHug team partnered with the Impact Foundation for Youths Development and The Bridge Leadership Foundation, both operating in Calabar, Cross River State of Nigeria.
The teams had meetings with Inyang Asibong, Commissioner for International Development, Mr. Theophilus Ogumbe, Managing Director of Active Code Business Hub, Dr. Betta Edu, Commissioner for Health, Government of Cross River State, Hon. Signor Omang Idiege, Honourable Commissioner, Ministry of Youth & Skills Acquisition, and Prof. Ani Nkang, Vice-Chancellor of Arthur Jarvis University.
The Bridge Leadership Foundation hosted a Tweetchat on "Capacity Building and Collaboration for Social Change" with hashtags #SocialChange2020 and #TBLFSoc ia lChange.Youthmakers Hub co- founders , Mar i lena Maragkou & Konstantinos Maragkos were part of the guests who graced the occasion. The discussions revolved around development work, Capacity Building, Social impact, and Collaboration!. Additionally, Hit Fm Studio Calabar hosted the team to share their experiences and knowledge about the social change fundamental topic in 2020.
The 2020 Social Change Masterclass Programme in collaboration with the Impact world team & The Bridge Leadership Foundation started successfully but unfortunately due to the COVID-19 crisis, it was postponed. Therefore, the team was repatriated with the help of the European Commission, the Erasmus+ Student and Alumni Al l iance, the French Embassy and the French consulate in Nigeria and Air France from Lagos through Paris to Athens.
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