The organization wishes to announce the commencement of a new program tagged RUBBING MINDS

The idea of the program is birthed by the realization that great ideas lie in the minds of the youths when given the opportunity to express themselves. 

We have observed with keen interest that many programs in the past have only focused on narrating success stories with little or no consideration for the current realities. 

This program is aimed at establishing a healthy culture of discussion,  idea generation, networking and peer education. 

The program is structured such that every attendee will be guest, every opinion will matter and every contribution will be sacrosanct.

The program will create an avenue for the youths to meet fellow youths who are in the same condition as them; for example,  job seekers, scholarship seekers, startup founders, etc.  

We hope to connect youths with the same challenges,  vision and goals.

This is part of our mandate in YEESSI and we hope to get the participation of every youth on this platform. 

For enquiries, participation and suggestions, contact

Rubbing Minds, Youths, Israel Ayomide Fehintola


We are pleased to announce our SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY for selected youths to participate in Skill Training Program organized by the Africa Youth Center. 

Our commitment to Youth Empowerment coupled with our 2021 goal inspired us to set up this initiative which is aimed at equipping 1000 youths with economically viable and marketable skills.

This partnership with Africa Skills Centre (an organization we have studied and can vouch for the quality of the trainings they have organized so far), is significantly important in order to achieve the goal of massive empowerment for the youths especially in the present economic downtown facing many African countries as a result of Covid-19 pandemic.

We have sponsored 10 people to the program, we will sponsor 100 more to the next cohort and we will increase the number in subsequent cohort.

Interested youths are encouraged to register for this golden opportunity.

Register here

YEESSI holds Digital Skill training for new Volunteers

YEESSI is an organization that is interested in equipping the youths with relevant skills that can make them competitive and self-sustained.

This prompted the organization to organizing trainings on digital skill primer, design thinking and leadership for the new volunteers.

The aim of the trainings is to equip them with the requisite technological knowledge to be able to collaborate effectively. The design thinking training is aimed at sharpening their creative confidence and energize them to start using their skills to solve existential societal problems. Leadership is pivotal to the development of any society, therefore we believe all our members must be well groomed to take up leadership responsibilities wherever they find themselves.

 A quote by Herbert Simon which says ”Everyone designs, who devises course of action aimed at changing present situation to a preferred one” was used by Israel Ayomide, the Design Thinking trainer to encourage the participants on the need to contribute positively to their societies. 

The training which is a week long event will be concluded on Saturday 19th September, 2020. 

       Watch the training here


YEESSI in collaboration with NDM holds the Prize Giving Ceremony of A.R.T Contest

The 5 week long online contest will come to an end on Saturday 29th of August,  2020 with the Prize Giving Ceremony. 
The top two winners among the ten finalists will be awarded cash prizes. 

The program will feature keynote speech to be delivered by Monitoring Cmdt Alistair Shoyode, founder of Ben TV UK.  Also, Prof Apollos Nwauwa, the Chairman of NDM, Dr. Olarinoye Oyeleke and Amb. Adebobola Agbeja will be discussing during the panel session. 

There will be a special entertainment appearance by the popular and talented entertainer, Ayodeji Simbal.

The Chief host is Mr. Kazeem Ojoye, the Chairman of YEESSI, Israel A. Fehintola and Aisha Juma will be the Host and the Co-host respectively. 
To register for the program,  Click here


The contestants at the on-going Acknowledging Real Talents (ARTs) have been trained on Purpose Discovery and Story Telling. 

The training which was facilitated by Coach Ella Obans of the Vita-W Academy gave the contestants the opportunity to learn new things from the astute writer, veteran public speaker and passionate youth advocate.

She highlighted series of steps needed in discovering one’s purpose, she also used real life scenarios to teach them the practicability of those steps.

Also, she trained them on how to write stories, monetize their writing skills and how to be the best at what they do.  

The organization in her effort to identify and amplify youths with distinct talents across the country launched the first edition of the ARTs Contest in partnership with the Nigerian Diaspora Commission (NDM).

The four weeks long programme holding in a closed WhatsApp and Telegram groups sees that the contestants are engaged in different capacity building activities.  







Chairman of YEESSI, Mr Kazeem Ojoye was the keynote speaker at the SCHOOL OF PHYSICAL SCIENCES BIENNIAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE with the Theme: “Sustainable Energy in Changing Climate: The Role of Science and Technology.

The conference which was held at the federal university of technology, minna, Niger state, Nigeria witnessed the presence of major stakeholders across the university.

Political, Economic and Technical Challenges in Energy Development;
Sustainable Energy on Climate and Disaster resilience;
Energy for Sustainable Development, Benefits and Challenges for Poverty Alleviation;
Implication of Fossil Divestment and Green Bonds for Financial and Energy Market;
Energy Use And Environmental Impact for Energy Sustainable Development ;
Climate Change Through Sustainable and Innovative Energy Technological Development;
Analysis on Scientific Research in Technology and Energy for Sustainable Development.

YEESSI Enlighten Youths On Irregular Migration To Europe

In a bid to curb the menace of irregular migration endangering the lives of the Nigerian youth, the Nigerian in Diaspora (NIDO), Germany chapter, in conjunction with the Youth Enlightenment Empowerment and Self Sustainability Initiative (YEESSI) has urged the youth to stay away from any form of irregular migration that may arise from the quest for a greener pasture abroad.

Speaking on the theme of the programme tagged, ‘Fight against irregular migration to Europe, the Chairman YEESSI, Mr Kazeem Ojoye, cautioned youths to stop indulging themselves in any form of irregular migration that may be a threat to life, saying many Nigerian youths have lost their lives while desperately leaving Nigeria.

The event which was held simultaneously at the Federal College of Agriculture, Moor Plantation, Apata, Ibadan and University of Ibadan had in attendance officials from the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking (NAPTIP), National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), National Directorate of Employment (NDE), Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammnarbeit (GIZ) as well as representatives of the Nigerian in Diaspora (NIDO), Germany chapter.

In his speech, the Deputy Comptroller General of Immigration in Oyo State, Mr Akinniran Akinlade enlightened the youth on the safe ways to migrate to Europe legally, saying “If you must travel to Europe or any other country, ensure you are certified by having the necessary documents which include international passport, visa and yellow card among other requirements to enable you stay abroad without having any issue.


Also in his remarks, a representative of the NAPTIP, Fred Uche said the Federal Government has declared war on those involved in human trafficking, saying it is not going to be easy for anybody caught in the act of human trafficking again.

Recounting her ordeal, a victim of irregular migration (to Italy), Mercy Akinkuowo, said she saw hell on the way and yet couldn’t get to Italy before she voluntary reported to the Nigerian Embassy in Libya for deportation back to Nigeria.

Akinkuowo disclosed that she was deceived by a human trafficker who told her that the journey to Italy would only take her one week but ended up being an endless journey.

“It was only God that saved me, I was imprisoned in Libya by some syndicates when I was caught and then sold out as slave while many of people with whom we embarked on the journey lost their lives in the desert,” she said.

YEESSI chairman, Kazeem Ojoye, who doubles as the Financial Secretary Nigerian in Diaspora (NIDO), Germany chapter, however, said the organisation in conjunction with NIDO Germany will soon organise an empowerment programme for the Nigerian youth, with experts would be invited from Germany to train the youths on various skills and vocations.


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