Nigerian Association for Young Adults of Canada (NAYA), a non-profit organization registered and incorporated with the Government of Canada is committed to providing sustainable platform for positive youth development and to strengthen communities through humanitarian services.
This was disclosed by the National President of NAYA, Mr. Shola Agboola in an exclusive interview with natinalwire. He said as a vibrant organization, NAYA has in the past 17 years of its existence in Canada institutionalized itself both in Canada and Nigeria with a clear vision to inspire new generations of young Nigerians to be builders of a better society.
Agboola who is currently in the country met with the Patron of the Association in Nigeria, Sir Sunny Nwosu to unveil its programme for the new year revealed that NAYA is has been collaborating with the Obasanjo Foundation has donated free medical equipments and supplies worth millions of dollars across Nigeria.
In addition, through its education for all initiative donated thousands of science, engineering, mathematics and other important textbooks to rural schools as well as free laptop computers to six universities and a polytechnic in Nigeria.
He stated that as an association with a clear vision, it has demonstrated this through its various programmes and activities in Canada and Nigeria. For instance, over the last few years, NAYA has contributed significantly to promoting qualitative education by facilitating scholarships for brilliant Nigerians students in post-secondary institutions in Canada.
He added that the organization is also assisting and mentoring young Nigerian graduates to become Permanent Residents of Canada through Manitoba Immigration programme after their studies, organizing information sessions for Nigerian new comers especially youth.
According to the National President of NAYA, the association is partnering with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and Winnipeg Police to organize gang awareness to educate African youths from joining Gangs or involved in bad influence. It is also providing financial assistance for members of Nigerian Community in times of need, as well as promoting Nigeria good image in Canada through Consistent media publicity of NAYA’s activities in Canadian media.
Meanwhile, NAYA is the largest Nigerian association in Canada and the first to have national affiliations and membership across all regions and provinces with Dr. Ola Kassim as patron.
Photo Caption: Agboola with ex-Prime Minister Stephen Harper.