Samuel Isiwu Empowers 3500 Youths in southeast for 2 years to drive sustainable change
…Visionary Behind the Conference Shares Insights on Success and Future Plans
In a remarkable display of dedication and passion, Samuel Isiwu, the visionary behind the Mega Students Leadership Conference, has been empowering youths with quality leadership education for over seven years.
The conference, held for two consecutive years in the southeast region of Nigeria, has gathered over 3,500 enthusiastic young minds, providing them with the tools to drive sustainable change and development in Nigeria and Africa.
The success of the conference in attracting over 3,500 participants in just two years: 1500 in the first edition on the 12th of March 2022 and 1700 in the second edition on the 8th of July 2023 can be contributed to a comprehensive marketing strategy like massive rallies across the southeastern states, word-of-mouth referrals, partnerships with educational institutions around the southeast, and youth organizations, and my credibility for over 7 years that attracted the allure of over 20 renowned speakers in both editions like; Prof. Kingsley Moghalu, a former presidential aspirant of Nigeria and Deputy Central Bank of Nigeria Governor, Dr. Linus Okorie MFR, Progress Chukwunyem the Nigerian Idol season 7 winner who have passionately shared their experiences and expertise.
These eminent personalities have motivated the youth to strive for excellence in their pursuit of leadership roles.
Other influential speakers who have contributed to the success of the conference include Dike Chukwumerije, ENGR. Chidomere Ndubuisi, and various prominent individuals from diverse fields, each bringing a unique perspective to the table.
The passion and dedication of the organizing team in delivering a high-quality event have also played a crucial role.
Many success stories have emerged from the conference, with over 500 students now holding political positions, 600 initiating impactful community projects, and 125 excelling in academic pursuits and public service careers.
Themes covered during the leadership education sessions included MIND leadership, NATIONAL TRANSFORMATION, problem-solving, teamwork, sustainable development, entrepreneurship, and public policy.
The impact of the conference is measured through post-event surveys, follow-up assessments of participants’ initiatives, and feedback from speakers and partners.
Challenges, including logistics and funding, were overcome through meticulous planning, teamwork, and the support of sponsors and partners.
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Looking ahead, Samuel Isiwu aims to establish a world-class leadership center by 2027, providing 7-star leadership education and creating systems to drive change.
The Legacy Leadership Community, which nurtures young leaders and fosters community development projects, is set to expand to all tertiary institutions in the country.
The conference’s journey has been filled with memorable moments, such as breaking records during an ongoing ASUU strike, showcasing the resilience and determination of the organizing team.
Samuel Isiwu’s impactful work has not gone unnoticed, as he was honored with the Jamie Pajoel International Young Leaders Award, recognizing his outstanding contributions to youth development within Nigeria.
As the Mega Students Leadership Conference continues to grow and evolve, it remains a beacon of hope, igniting the passion of the younger generation and shaping a brighter future for Nigeria and Africa.