On Saturday, 21st of November 2020, Heroes and Heroines Initiative (a student led organization that provides peer-peer Sensitization and Mentorship for admission seekers and Secondary school students) held a walk against career imposition by parents and guardians.
The walk, themed “Career Selection: Guide not impose” was the second edition of the now yearly Heroes and Heroines Walk against Career Imposition by parents/ Guardiance. The walk was in partnership with JCI UI and Rotaract Club UI. Also, Peace First, a US based International Organization served as the primary sponsor.
Participants gathered at MRS Filling station, Bodija Ibadan on Saturday, 21st of November 2020.
The walk started with briefing by the Convener of Heroes and Heroines Initiative ( Samuel Samson Tobiloba ) on the importance of the walk and how the Initiatives keep getting feedbacks on last year’s walk up till August 2020. This was followed with brief speech by representative of President of JCI UI ( Abdullahi ) and Ayodamola ( President, Rotaract Club UI ). Then the walk, which lasted for about 3 hours started by participants peering up and engaging about 1,000 parents who are majorly market women and men. There was also distribution of 500 copies of Career Selection Guide material that was sponsored.
The walk went through inner part of Bodija market, Bodija sawmills and terminated at UI.
The walk ended with words of appreciation by Heroes and Heroines Initiative Convener, JCI Representative and Rotaract Club representative. After which there was refreshments, photo and networking sessions
About Heroes and Heroines initiative:
Heroes and Heroines Initiative is a student led organization that provides peer-peer Sensitization and Mentorship for admission seekers and Secondary school students. We do this majorly through; School Talks, Mentorship program (virtual and online) And organization of Career Talk Club in schools. They’ve reached about 15,000 students across 10 schools and over 2,000 parents with information on admission processing and career selection