What is Vision 2020?

Dr. Ibilola Amao
Consultant, Vision 2020
Youth Empowerment and Restoration Initiative

The “Vision 2020: Youth Empowerment and Restoration Initiative” is a youth and national development initiative of Lonadek Nigeria Limited.

The initiative involves collaboration with stakeholders in the Oil and Gas sector and other educational human resource focused initiative to ensure the empowerment of Nigerian Youths. Vision 2020 currently organises essay competitions, career retreats, facility visits with mentoring and scholarship programmes.

Vision
To see Nigeria become one of the top 20 countries by the year 2020 and utilize accelerated development programmes to ensure that restive energy is converted to constructive energy.

Mission
To empower youths and prepare them for a fulfilling and rewarding career ahead. To add value to the Nigerian economy through the “catch-them-young” strategy of reaching out to the grassroots for promising students who can drive Nigeria into a position of dominance in science, technology, engineering and mathematics by year 2020 and beyond.

 

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About Us

Who are we?

The “Vision 2020: Youth Empowerment and Restoration Initiative” is a youth and national development initiative of Lonadek Nigeria Limited.

Vision 2020 currently organises essay competitions, career retreats, facility visits with mentoring and scholarship programmes.

The objective of this initiative is to enable youths appreciate the career opportunities available to them in the Oil and Gas industry. Youths in SSS1 to SSS3 and Year 1 to 2 in Universities or polytechnics are hosted at a one day career workshop. Activities include documentaries, presentations relating to the oil and gas industry, career pathway and the pre-requisite qualification for jobs in the sector. Guidance counselors learn about how best to support their students as they prepare for Oil and Gas careers while science teachers learn about the academic and practical requirements for these jobs, and are better able to tune their teaching to meet these needs.

The Lagos project served as a pilot programme for future iterations planned for Port Harcourt, Abuja, Yenagoa, Warri, Kaduna, Owerri, Eket and Jos.

The primary objectives of this programme are:
  • Exposing and preparing more youths to career options within the Nigerian Oil and Gas industry
  • Increase capacity, capability and competence of the Nigerian youth and better prepare them for a rewarding experience as professionals in the Oil and Gas industry
  • Increase Nigerian Content in the Oil and Gas industry, by training more Nigerian professionals between now and 2020

Programme benefits

  • Students learn about the variety of career paths available to them in the Nigerian Oil and Gas industry and start to prepare early.
  • Follow-up with the participating schools allows students, teachers and guidance counselors to remain tapped into a vibrant information-sharing network long after the career day has come and gone.

With Nigeria strategically located to become the hub of Oil and Gas activities in the Gulf of Guinea and the on-going and planned Oil and Gas projects available, the development of capacity, capability and competence of Nigerian is essential youth, Nigeria to evolve into the primary supplier of skilled human resource capital to the world Oil and Gas economy

Support Our Cause by Donation

Thank you for your resolve to donate to this wonderful cause. We believe your contribution will go a long way to make a difference in the life of the youths out there.
You can pay in your cash donations at any branch of EcoBank in Nigeria:
Account Name: Youth Empowerment and Restoration Initiative
Account No.: 3272004766

Vision2020 Club

About Vision2020 Club

The Vision 2020 Club is intended for young supporters of the Vision 2020 initiative. The membership includes SS1 to SS3 students, Year 1 and 2 polytechnic... Read more

Young Transformers & Innovators

The Young Transformers/Innovators is a community of young enterprising, vibrate, creative and talented students who are passionate about transforming their ...

Do You Know That?

Oil is formed from the remains of tiny plants and animals (plankton) that died in ancient seas between 10 million and 600 million years ago.

Vision 2020 Club

What is Vision 2020 Club?

The Vision 2020 Club is intended for young supporters of the Vision 2020 initiative. The supporters include Senior Secondary School Students 1 to 3 and Year 1 and 2 polytechnic and university students. However, all young people intending to pursue a career in the Oil and Gas industry are welcome to join.

The Vision 2020: Youth Empowerment and Restoration Initiative is born out of a conviction of Lonadek Nigeria Limited to fill a gap in awareness creation, career counseling vis-à-vis oil and gas opportunities.

Benefits of a Vision 2020 Club Member:

  • Information Sharing Network through web group
  • Competitions
  • Discounts on ICDL (International Computer Drivers License) Training after WAEC or NECO examination (for Secondary School Students only)
  • Scholarship on ICDL (International Computer Drivers License) for winners of various competitions
  • Invitation to Vision 2020 events
  • Free e-mail account
  • Job Opportunities for graduates
  • Industrial Attachment/SIWESS training for Undergraduates

Young Transformers/Innovators Programme

The Young Transformers/Innovators is a community of young enterprising, vibrate, creative and talented students who are passionate about transforming their immediate communities and the world at large through scientific and technological innovations and development.

The YTI program aim to promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics in secondary schools by mobilizing talents from state and private schools in Nigeria. It create a platform for developing the next generation of creative and innovative thinkers by turning ideas into reality.

To be a part of YTI and showcase your talents, download the YTI Participation form, fill and forward it to Vision 2020 Youth Empowerment and Restoration Initiative.

Only shortlisted participants will be contacted. Qualified participants will be invited for mentoring and coaching at our Summer Camp Retreat while the top three (3) entries will be showcased and awarded at our annual Career Counselling and Industrial Awareness Workshop.

Prospective participants have a maximum of six (6) months to put their projects together for submission and review.
For more information please contact:

The Project Manager,
Vision 2020
12, Jibowu Street, Yaba, Lagos
Email: info@vision2020-ng.org
Tel: +234-703-661-8038, +234-1-872-0457


Do You Know That?

Oil is formed from the remains of tiny plants and animals (plankton) that died in ancient seas between 10 million and 600 million years ago.

The main difference between oil and gas is the size of the hydrocarbon molecules. The molecules in natural gas have one to four carbon atoms while the molecules of crude oil may have as many as 60 carbon atoms!

Light Crude oil is regarded as the best type of crude oil because it can be more easily refined.

One barrel of crude oil, when refined, produces about 20 gallons of finished motor gasoline (petrol), and 7 gallons of diesel, as well as other petroleum products.


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REVISE:
Always revise what you have done for the day. It helps to have a clear understanding of the subject taught.
SPEAK UP:
Don't keep your problems to yourself whatever topic you don't understand should be addressed immediately.
RELAX:
Have time for relaxation. Remember all work and no play makes jack a dull boy.
FOCUS:
To succeed in life you need you need organisation and focus.
HAVE FUN:
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Role Model Initiative

The Role Model initiative involves collaboration with CEOs, professionals, vocationals and entrepreneurs who have demonstrated commitment & excellence in their chosen career and can act as role models to Youths and SS1-3 students in secondary school in Lagos and its environs.

The qualities required in the role models include; Integrity, Diligence, Honesty, Dignity and Exemplary Conduct. The Role Models shall be expected to make a commitment to visit Government secondary schools close to their offices or Residence at least once each term to interact with the students thus motivating and inspiring them to excel. Students are expected to learn about the various career paths available in different industries and pre-requisite qualifications for jobs that may interest them. Through mentoring, coaching, guidance & counseling, the students will be empowered with information and leadership skills such as Time Management, Team Work etc.

In addition to the once a term interactive forum, role models will maintain continued communication, and respond to questions that students may have in any challenging areas that relate to their education and future careers.. The ultimate aim of the CEO Role model initiative is to bridge the gap between Education & Empowerment so that national transformation will result through Human Capital Development.

The primary objectives of this programme are to:

  • Students are enlightened on the opportunities available and the pre-requisite required to function as professionals, vocationals and entrepreneurs in their chosen fields.
  • Stimulate the minds of our youths such that they transform Nigeria from a consumer nation to a high–technology producer and manufacturer export nation.
  • Guide students in their career plans, assist them in evaluating their options based on opportunities that exist and help them face their academic challenges.
  • Continued communication & networking between the students and the Role Models even after the programme.

Upcoming Events

Vision 2020 One Day Workshop – Thursday 26th May 2016, Lagos

The Vision 2020: Youth Empowerment & Restoration Initiative cordially invites you to its 22nd Youth Empowerment, Career Counselling and Industry Awareness Workshop. Vision 2020 organises seminars, workshops and retreats as well as disseminates educational materials through school programmes that enlighten youths and develop their industry-relevant capacity, capability and competence in a systemic manner. The primary target of the programme is Senior Secondary School Students 1 - 3 and Year 1 & 2 University and polytechnic undergraduates in Sciences and other related fields. The details of this one-day event are as follows:

Venue: Shell Hall, Muson Centre, Onikan Lagos
Date: Thursday, May 26th 2016
Time: 9a.m. - 3p.m

    Features:
  • Presentations by Professionals
  • Documentaries
  • Panel Discussion
  • Question & Answers Session with Panelist.
  • Young Transformer Initiatives Exhibition

We look forward to having you at the event.

Summer Retreat Program - August 8th - 12th 2016

The annual summer camp retreat which is a one week event targeted towards 45 senior secondary school students who passed the summer camp assessment. Students are exposed to rigorous Mathematics and Science classes, career talk, health talk and other extracurricular activities. Instructors and facilitators for the programme will include qualified teachers and Oil and Gas professionals. There will also be a one day excursion to an Oil and Gas facility where students can gain more understanding about the industry.

Venue:The Cedar Centre, 12 Jibowu Street, Yaba, Lagos
Date: August 8th - 12th 2016
8:30am - 4:00pm

Vision 2020 One Day Workshop – Thursday November 10th 2016, Abuja

The Vision 2020: Youth Empowerment & Restoration Initiative cordially invites you to its 23rd Youth Empowerment, Career Counselling and Industry Awareness Workshop. Vision 2020 organises seminars, workshops and retreats as well as disseminates educational materials through school programmes that enlighten youths and develop their industry-relevant capacity, capability and competence in a systemic manner. The primary target of the programme is Senior Secondary School Students 1 - 3 and Year 1 & 2 University and polytechnic undergraduates in Sciences and other related fields. The details of this one-day event are as follows:

Venue: National Centre for Women Development, Abuja
Date: Saturday November 19th 2016
Time: 9a.m. - 3p.m

    Features:
  • Presentations by Professionals
  • Documentaries
  • Panel Discussion
  • Question & Answers Session with Panelist.
  • Young Transformer Initiatives Exhibition

We look forward to having you at the event.

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