Kaduna based Non-Govermental Organisation ,Hope Builders International held its first Integral Development Dinner ,where it engaged youths and stakeholders to discuss purpose of Democracy in Nigeria .
The event tagged: Political Transformation: Pathways to Reducing Conflicts and Poverty was an exciting moment,was basically organised to create a platform for youths to discuss and share ideas on how to make better choices .
In his brief remark during the occasion , the Founder Hope Builders International Consult Ltd ,Reverend Mathias Yashim , who explained the rational behind the programme said, ” It was a space where passionate youths tried to answer the question, “What if young people had the self-knowledge and freedom needed to make better choices?”
According to him , it was generally observed that there is almost no conversation about the purpose of democracy among the many critical stakeholders in the system ,because of lack of freedom.
He further said : “After sampling different definitions of the term democracy, we realize that the general problem with our system is a lack of engagement. Lack of a sense of responsibility. Lack of a sense of connectedness at all levels.
“Several suggestions were given on how to improve the present system. The meeting agreed that we need freedom to discuss and understand the purpose of democracy in order to participate effectively in the system.
“At Hope Builders, we are committed to inspire and engage youths to feel as if they are responsible for the transformation of the present system, making the most out of it for the wellbeing of the society.”