The 2022 International Youth Day (IYD) event was a memorable one as TBLF was presented with an Award – Young Trail Blazer organization in Human and Community Development in Cross River State.
The event took place at the University of Calabar – UNICAL International Conference Centre, Calabar and was hosted by the Vice Chancellor of the university – Prof. Florence Obi
The 2022 IYD themed “Intergenerational Solidarity: Creating a world for all ages” had a series of strategic activities including a keynote address, goodwill messages, panel discussion, spoken word and drama presentation, award presentation to outstanding individuals and organizations, fundraising for scholarship initiatives, among others, all of which were used to highlight different approaches to creating a world for all ages.
In line with the overall objectives, the event was geared towards amplifying the call to action needed across all generations to achieve the SDGs, as well as meaningful youth engagement; showcase by awarding the contributions of youth in health and socio-economic development and also, enhancing collaboration and networking between young people and development partners.
The event was graced by dignitaries representing UNFPA, UNICEF, UNAIDS, NYCN, Youth Lion Club, Psifon, AHF, LACA, CUSO, CRS Ministry of Youths and Sports, Ministry of Health, SUG UNICAL, College of Health, School of Nursing and Basic Midwifery, CCCRN and over 30 youth-focused organizations in Cross River State.
Most excitingly, three TBLF Programme Alumni – Brenda Effiom, Ukeme and Goodness Ogbuyi and one TMP Mentor – Grace Obi also received awards based on the great work they are currently doing to drive impact as individuals.