Telecommunications service provider, Airtel Nigeria, has sponsored the third edition of the annual Teens Think Essay Competition, a leadership, educative, and interactive platform designed to build outstanding leaders with marketable digital and communication skills.
A student of African Church Model College, Lagos, Adenuga Adeniyi, emerged as overall winner and most outstanding student in the recently concluded competition. Adeniyi distinguished himself among 14 other finalists with his writing and presentation skills that judges described as remarkable, earn the student the prestigious title of national champion in the essay competition.
Speaking at the event, Director, Corporate Communications and CSR, Airtel Nigeria, Femi Adeniran said that Airtel Nigeria’s partnership with Think Teens Essay Competition is in line with the company’s commitment to fostering an enabling environment for youth development across Nigeria. He explained that Airtel Nigeria recognizes education as crucial for building leadership skills among the youth towards a brighter future.
“At Airtel Nigeria, we believe in the potential of the younger generation. By supporting initiatives like the Teens Think Essay Competition, we aim to empower young minds with the knowledge and skills they need to become future leaders, hence, we are thrilled to be a part of this remarkable platform that encourages critical thinking, creativity, and effective communication,” Adeniran said.
Corroborating Adeniran’s remarks, Teens Think founder, Mrs. Kehinde Olesin, added that Teens Think strives to equip teenagers with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to navigate the complexities of our multicultural world. “Through our programs, workshops, and mentorship, we empower young minds to be proactive agents of cultural integration. I am thrilled with the fantastic response that we received this year. It is heartening to see so many young people with a passion for writing and storytelling,” she said.
Teens Think competition has continued to grow in popularity among young scholars in the country leading to high submissions received this year. Over 400 entries were received from all states of the federation. All 15 finalists were required to develop and present the topic, “Cultural Integration and crossroads – The right path for 21st century teens”. This was followed by an intense evaluation process by a team of independent jurors.