Nigeria’s Largest Convergence of Teenagers and Their Parents

0 1 year ago

Date(s) - 16/05/2020
12:00 am

Muson Center

About this Event

Parents are among the most important people in the lives of young children. Sadly, many parents’ lives are fraught with problems and uncertainty regarding their ability to ensure their children’s physical, academic, career, emotional, or economic well-being.

The Avenue is a convergence of teenagers and their parents to:

  • Enhance healthy early childhood experiences
  • Ensure a head-start to a great career
  • Promote positive outcomes for children
  • Help parents build strong relationships with their children.

Attend the Avenue 2020

At the first edition of The Avenue, we hosted hundreds of parents and their teenagers in Lagos to discuss solutions to challenges of parental responsibility in the digital age.

This year’s edition promises to be bigger and better!

  • Topic: Careers of the Future: The Role of Parents.
  • Date: 16 May, 2020
  • Time: 9am – 4pm
  • Venue: Muson Centre, Onikan, Lagos.

What to expect

  • Keynotes & insightful talks
  • 2 Panel discussions each for Parents & Teenagers
  • On the spot admissions to study in top schools in Nigeria, Ghana, UK, Canada, USA, Kenya etc
  • Scholarships and grants from leading foreign schools
  • Access to education finance to study anywhere in the world
  • Counselling sessions by career experts and family psychologists
  • Creative performances
  • Audience participation (Q&A)
  • Awesome refreshments
  • Media engagements and interviews (Print, Radio, TV and digital)

Our Plan this year

Research has shown that there is statistically “nothing in common” between teenagers’ career ambitions and projected labour market demand. The issue is one of over-concentrated aspirations. Aspirations that often do not match up with their knowledge and expectation of the level of education needed. According to OECD’s Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), certain “technical” and higher-earning professions that often require university degrees, such as medicine, pharmacy, law etc are disproportionately popular among students from higher socio-economic backgrounds. Their findings show that career aspirations are influenced by a number of people such as parents and career guidance counsellors – in addition to what young people are exposed to in the media.

This year, we would be looking at what the Fourth Industrial Revolution mean for our children. How the jobs they aspire to and the skills and knowledge they are acquiring relate to the jobs we think we will need and the role of parents as chief influencers in helping their teenagers make the right choices.

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