Business Without Boundaries (BwB), an enterprise development outfit, along with 360 Connect, a social inclusion business organization on Thursday announced a new strategic partnership to deliver innovative solutions to empower youths in Waithood – a period of stagnation in the lives of young people, and a state of helplessness and dependency.
The partnership was made known in a press statement released by the BwB and 360 Connect. The partnership aims at co-creating and co-innovating to equip average youth and policy-makers with the knowledge and skills to kindle positive change, self-development, inclusive leadership and sustainable growth.
According to Topsie Egbetokun Olatilewa, the Chief Executive Officer of BwB, the co-creating and co-innovation focus areas will be Waithood in Education, Career, Social Inclusion, Leadership and Politics which, aaccording to her, “will bring a new approach to combining waithood petition and challenges to create more awareness of waithood in communities with strategic innovative solutions to engage young people both online and offline.
“The #BrandYourWaithood will transforms how information is leveraged among youth, moving away from helplessness and dependency view. #BrandYourWaithood will enable a broad base of young users to rebrand their own personal waithood perspectives stories on all structured and unstructured petition and challenges.
“The end result will provide agile and relevant analytical insight to a broad community of policy stakeholder in government, International developers, CSO’s whose work focus on youth advocacy and through real-time technology, integrate those insights directly into youth policy processes, empowerment programs and youth inclusiveness.
“As we enter a new era of ever increasing youth high population and high unemployment rate, communities, government and public and private companies must co-innovate to solve waithood tough problems for youth as young people are the leaders of today to solve tomorrow’s challenges.
“This is why we are working with 360Connect, a market leader in youth social inclusion, around #BrandYourWaithood.
In the same vein, the CEO of 360 Connect, Adekoya Rasak, said “This new offer represents our belief that waithood is a global issue that requires localized solutions.
“We are very pleased to form a strategic partnership with Business Without Boundaries (BwB).
” By combining 360Connect’s expertise in leveraging youth social inclusion and leadership development to help youth overcome waithood” Rasak said.