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Youth work requires great ingenuity-Dr. Omotosho as  Academy ends training for youth workers

by Church Times
President of Anchor International Youth and Teen Work Academy, Dr. Bolarinwa Omotosho has observed that the training of young people requires a lot of ingenuity and creativity.
 He made the observation at the end of the course of the first class of the Academy on September 17, 2022
 A total of 15 graduands who are children’s workers, teen workers, and youth workers passed out during the residency of the academy.
 Dr. Omotosho said those who work among young people must continue to recreate and make new innovations so as to be able to reach them.
“The world is moving at the speed of the light. We can’t afford to be thoughtless if we truly want to reach the teens and youths. They are learning fast. We need to meet up with the speed of their knowledge so we can impact them appropriately.” he said.
 He commended those who made it to the last academy residency.
 “It is truly a joyful time to see the first set of the academy students concluding their course. The excitement is that our students are always excited to come to school for their residency training,” he said.  
Lecturers and facilitators at the Anchor Academy

The curriculum

The institution programme is a one-year curriculum. Students have classes five times a year to equip them to answer questions young people ask.
 “Our curriculum is to train and mentor children’s workers, teen workers, counselors, and youth workers to confidently handle and impact young people for the cause of Christ. Innovation leadership is a way out to youth work development in Nigeria” Omotosho said.
He said further, “Anchor International Youth and Teen Work Academy is passionate about child abuse prevention. It is interested in child and youth development.  It is also interested in developing new ways to promote positive outcomes for young people from diverse communities.
 “Our curriculum prepares our students to work across the development stages from childhood to youth. We concentrate on mental health, family service, drug use, community, and legal issues,” he said.
 While celebrating the students for completing their course, he encouraged other students of the academy that have almost dropped out to be steadfast and complete the programme.
Students during one of the training sessions

Alumni of AIYTA

As part of the passing out programme, the first AIYTA Alumni Association was inaugurated by Dr. Omotosho. He encouraged the first alumni executives to be a model. He urged them to also give back to their community and particularly to the academy.
 “We give glory to God Almighty for the vision He gave to the leadership of this institution to start this academy. We so much appreciate God for guiding us to combat the challenges faced by the young people of this generation.
“Without doubt, the evidence is very obvious. The beauty of this institution is its interdenominational strength and inclusion,” Omotosho said.
The first President of the AIYTA Alumni Association, Rev. Moses Ayando, his Vice Deaconess, Olawunmi Fakoya, and other members of the executive were excited about the development. They promised to serve and work as God gives them grace.
Students who completed their course with Anchor President, Dr. Bolarinwa


 He appreciated adjunct faculty lecturers who have made meticulous contributions to the success of the students.
They include Professor Lanre Ajiboye, Associate Professor Deji Oyenuga, and Dr. Priscillia Omotosho. Also on the team were Mrs. Kehinde Aikomo, Barr. Morenike Meseko and Dr. Tunde Ojo.
Dr. Omotosho announced that Anchor International Youth and Teen Work Academy will hold its 1st convocation on November 12th, 2022, during her upcoming train-the-trainer leaders’ book project conference.
About 300 pastors, missionaries, pastors, evangelists, and leaders will be equipped with kits that contain a free study bible, different ministry enrichment textbooks, and a workbook. The convocation guest speaker is Hon. Ben Duntoye, Nigeria’s President of the National Youth Work Association.

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