JCIN TOYP 2019 Press/Media briefing was held at the JCI Secretariat of 28, John Olugbo Street, off Mojidi Street, in the heart of Ikeja, Lagos Nigeria.
The briefing was opened by the JCI Nigeria 2019 TOYP Chairperson in person of Oluwatosin Ligali. Who on behalf of his committee welcomed everyone present for the 2019 TOYP press briefing? Firstly bringing to the hearing, was what JCI TOYP stands for – Junior Chamber International Ten Outstanding Young Person; which serves to formally recognize young people who have excel in their chosen career/field and create positive change. As furthermore, “by recognizing young people, also raises the status of Civic Social Responsible (CSR) among young leaders in the Nigeria”.
Briefly, Mr. Ligali reviewed the history of the Ten Outstanding Young Person, as thus, “The JCI TOYP of the world is a result of similar programs run by affiliated National Organization of JCI. The maiden program was developed by Durwood Howes of the United State Junior Chamber of Commerce between 1930 – 1931.” JCI Nigeria holds her TOYP program annually to motivate young Nigeria who has attained certain level of accomplishment before age 40; just as it has been bestowed to past awardees.
Basically as a matter of fact, “JCI Nigeria – TOYP do not in any way collect money from anybody to participate; not in any way do the organization request for supportive funds from our awardees. But as Active Citizens we’re contributing growth in our community, society and nation as a whole ” – said Adetola Ademiniyi – Juyitan 2019 National President.
The 2019 TOYP Chairperson said the nomination process is on and commencement will last for 30days from January 8th – February 8th 2019 and TOYP portal is available for everybody to participate.
For nomination/participation: JCI Ten Outstanding Young Person, Nigeria #jcintoyp2019 or visit toyp.jci.ng/nominations
Junior Chamber International is a non-profit international non-governmental organization of young people between 18 and 40 years old. It has members in about 124 countries and regional or national organizations in most of them.
Ten Outstanding Young Persons of the World
Ten Outstanding Young Persons of the World program serves to formally recognize young people who excel in their chosen fields and exemplify the best attributes of the world’s young people. The program is sponsored by Junior Chamber International. Young men and women may be nominated in one of ten categories.