A 22-year-old Nigerian man was recently selected to attend the Global Engagement Summit (GES) in Chicago, a student-run social innovation conference that gathers young change-makers from around the world to collaborate, discuss, and further their social ventures.avour Ikhile, a dentist, founded the Global Entrepreneurs and Leaders Academy (GELA) Youth Development Center three years ago in Asaba, one of Nigeria's tele-dentistry-enabled centers, where he was "among the pioneer set of dental house officers," per an interview with Kingsley Alumona at Business Insider.
Ikhile's goal is to help more than 420 million youths in Africa "enthusiastically compete to gainfully upgrade their soft skills, as well as leadership and digital skills, when the education and economic sectors were deeply affected by the COVID-19 lockdown," he tells Alumona.
"My vision of diversity and inclusion at GELA is to create a safe place with a gamifying feature where undergraduates and unemployed graduates can happily compete with their peers to upgrade their skills without a feeling of complex inferiority and get rewarded for doing so."
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