The AUN Royalty Ambassadors have begun free training on basic Information Communication Technology for teenage youths.
The 20 beneficiaries in the six-week program came from Aliyu Mustapha College and Government Day Secondary School, both in Yola.
Advisor to the Royalty Charity Project, a voluntary initiative of the reigning Mr. and Miss AUN 2016-2017, Dean Byron Bullock, welcomed the participants to the campus during the September 30 opening ceremony. “We are a Development University. We pride ourselves in reaching outside the gate of this university to connect with the community that surrounds us. And so we instill that value in our students as well.”
Since assuming the ambassador role at an on-campus pageant in November 2016, Mr. AUN Kazayet Zachariah, Miss AUN Mbali Mokgatla, and Miss Stallion Kebone Mofokeng have worked on the Royalty Charity Project. In the Spring 2017 semester, they raised funds and administered meningitis vaccines to internally displaced persons in Jimeta and Yola.
This semester, they want to take on academic-related issues. “There is a wide gap in ICT knowledge that we can help bridge,” said Zachariah. The beneficiaries will use one of the university’s computer labs for the duration of the program.
Before the training kickoff, some of the beneficiaries shared their expectations. Mr. AUN said he was excited to hear a participant say she expects to learn something to pass on to the next generation. “And that is what makes the world go round. If everybody decides to pass on knowledge…if that happens, then the world will be a better place.”
By Omorogbe Omorogiuwa