As the world marks International Youth Day today, Women in Mining Nigeria (WIMIN) has encouraged Nigerian youths to explore the opportunities in the mining sector.
The group stressed that with the resilience, creativity, industriousness, vision and impact which characterize Nigerian youths, the 2022 International Youths Day should be a memorable on where Nigerian young minds begin exploring the numerous potentials in mining.
In a statement issued by the President of Women in Mining Nigeria, Engr. Janet Adeyemi, WIMIN noted that on March 8, 2022, it launched its youth-centered programme, Girls For Mining (G4M).
“The G4M has been designed to inspire female youths to consider the mining sector as a career pathway to their success and accomplishment. The G4M Initiative is a club within women in mining where young girls of secondary school and tertiary institutions are encouraged to embrace Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) related courses and profession in the extractive sector.”
She noted that the initiative has drawn girls of various school ages across Secondary Schools and Higher Institutions into close interaction with female experts in the mining sector who are accomplished in their chosen career, providing ongoing mentorship for the girls and facilitating the mobility of their career in mining.
Part of the WIMIN press statement read: “We are expressing our confidence in the youths of our generation as the only force to engineer the future of our globe. Consequently, I am charging all youths to think mining as they think the future because mining is the foremost career for future. We have started as an organization through the G4M, to assist female youths to seize this limited opportunity and buy a space for themselves in the mining sector ahead of tomorrow. The youths of our time, are the brightest and most opportuned and we are poised to lead them accurately.”
“As the youths reflect on the theme of this year’s IYD, “Intergenerational Solidarity: Creating A World for All Ages”, we encourage all youths to work closely with other generations before them and to foster solidarity, transfer of knowledge and consolidation of efforts to drive the globe forward, just as WIMIN’s G4M Initiative has begun to do.”
“Women in Mining Nigeria is wishing all youths across the globe a joyful celebration of the 2022 International Youths Day and to wish them a progressive and fulfilling future.”