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Agenda2020: ‘Idle Hands Are The Devil’s Workshop’ ~ Hon Oluwatosin Onamade

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comica1590498468714 IDLE HANDS ARE THE DEVIL'S TOOLS!!! 

comica1590498468714IDLE HANDS ARE THE DEVIL’S TOOLS!!! 

Idleness is the root of mischiefs. Satan has some mischiefs for idle hands to do; The devil finds work (or mischief) for idle hands to do. (Kindly ponder on my repetition).

Idleness as dependent upon cultural norms

An idle mind is the devil’s workshop “Killing Time” refers to idleness and can be defined as spending time doing nothing in particular in order that time seems to pass more quickly.

The issues of juvenile delinquency in particular, The presumed rise of violent crimes committed by young offenders, has resurfaced in the public debate in Nigeria Phenomena of social insecurity are generally regarded as consequences of social crises and the decline of the integrative force of central institutions. Based on these assumptions, different policies are suggested.

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On the other hand, Zero tolerance i.e. The return to the imposition of rigid sanctions by the judicial system. There is need to call for a better integration of juveniles into society by providing work and training opportunities in order to prevent delinquency.

Successful vocational training and employment stability, which are still regarded as the ‘normal situation’ of occupational careers are considered one of the most important mechanisms to prevent social exclusion.comica1590476957628

To achieve this at a time when the concept of ‘Employment For All’ is in crisis is proving more and more difficult.

The biggest problem facing youth today

Single Parent Households, For over 30 years the numbers of the single parenthood have significantly increased.

With this comes lingering issues we face till this day:

  • Drug/Alcohol Abuse
  • Growing Up Too Fast
  • Violence in Schools
  • Stress & Time Management
  • Political & Social Issues
  • Materialism
  • Obesity
  • Substance abuse
  • Education Disparity
  • Inadequate employment opportunities etc.

The skills required of youth for leadership are;comica1590477444323

  • Decision-making
  • Goal setting
  • Problem-solving
  • Relationship-building
  • Communicating
  • Listening
  • Self-awareness
  • Empathy

Youth Empowerment is very Important!

Poverty Eradication: Youth empowerment can help reduce the rate of poverty to a significant level.

When a youth is equipped with essential skills, he can utilize them to feed, assist others, and even invest for future use, aiding the community economically.

Leadership Skills

Communication. One of the most important skills of a leader is the ability to communicate effectively.comica1590477181172

  • Awareness
  • Honesty/Integrity
  • Relationship Building
  • Innovation

The right skills in the future of leaders in life.

  1. Set a good example
  2. Encourage team activities
  3. Emphasize perseverance
  4. Build negotiation skills
  5. Hone decision-making abilities
  6. Practice confident communication
  7. Encourage work
  8. Enroll in summer camp


The Idea Of Empowering Youth Means To:

  • Include youth in decision-making processes
  • Honor the youth’s voice
  • Understand and implement their honest opinions and ideas.
  • Be willing to share your adult power and privilege in order to make the community a better place for both young people and adults alike.


Ways to Empower Youth Leadership

  1. Give the youth tools to collaborate and solve problems, brainstorm and reflect.
  2. Encourage them to use their passions for good.
  3. Guide them to believe that their voice matters without judging or criticizing their ideas.comica1590477672042

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