In Akure, Nigeria this TEDxYouthDay, TEDxKids@Akure brought together children between the ages of 5-12 to celebrate the future they will create in their home country and across the world.
Event organizer Joel Ogunsola praised the ingenuity and boldness of the youth speakers, including one young speaker, Feyisayo Anjorin, who spoke on the importance of backing up your dreams with action. Joel described Feyisayo’s message as a call for young dreamers to remember that, “coupled with [your dreams], you must possess passion, belief, preparation, practice, focus, perseverance and the ability to learn.”
Other speakers included a computer programmer who called for kids to set their goals high, and an educator determined to change world education.
Between speakers, TEDxKids@Akure featured technology demos, an art exhibition of works by local youth, and a spelling bee.
“All in all,” said Joel, “the event created awareness in the young minds their ability to do whatever they set their minds to achieve.”