YDZ 2010 draws the Curtains!

Posted: December 29, 2010 by CalabarBeckons in Uncategorized
H.E Mrs Obioma Liyel Imoke sharing her journey with participants


The need for young people to identify and develop their potentials for relevance in the opportunity filled Calabar festival was reiterated at the Youth Development Zone coordinated by Pamela Braide with full support from the Cross River State government .  The Youth Development Zone which is part of the Month – long Calabar Festival seeks to tap from the pull of professional experience of celebrities  in the entertainment industry that come to Calabar for the festival .

In it’s third year running, this year’s YDZ commenced on the 8th –  22nd December 2010, running foundation classes in topics such as effective communication,  goal setting,  emotional intelligence, entrepreneurship,  with mentorship sessions with celebrities  such as Asa, Sauce kid,  Sasha, J Martins, Darey Art Alade and Larry Williams, Dede  Mabiaku, YQ, Point “n” Kill.

The whole aim of the YDZ was create a platform for young people to meet their favorite acts, not as celebrity meet fan, but as aspiring young people curious to learn about their journeys- Pamela Braide

The graduation ceremony of YDZ was graced by Her Excellency,  Mrs. Obioma Liyel Imoke  and Theatre icon, Dede Mabiaku. Obioma Imoke, spoke passionately about the value of hard work and the need for young people to tap into the opportunities the festival is presenting them with. ON YDZ, she stated  “ We are going to make sure that YDZ runs for 4 weeks next year and all the artistes both local and international that come in sign on to the YDZ!

(L-R) Dede, H.E Obioma Imoke and friend, Pamela Braide

Darey and Pamela Braide with Participants


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