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"In today's dynamic world where youth development should be in the front burner of every African government portfolio, Practical Perspectives on Youth written by Odianose Dominic Matthew becomes a handy guide in youth work. The author's practical solutions proffered from a background of research and experience gained while working with young people are commendable, and an asset that qualifies him as an authority in the field." - Dayo Isreal, Former United Nations Youth Ambassador, Nigeria
The book contains eight chapters that deal with an aspect of a youth problem and how it can be overcome. The issues include mobilising youth and directing them toward a common goal; social networking; civic duties and obligations to the state; youth and crime; HIV/AIDS and risky behaviours; drug abuse; and becoming financially independent.
Raised in Lagos, Nigeria, Odianose Dominic Matthew is a lover of music, lawn tennis, and mentoring young people. Writing is his passion. He currently resides in London with his family. He has being volunteering as a youth mentor, training youth ambassadors for a family and youth charity organisation based in Abbeywood, London. There he was honoured with a Southwark Star Award by the mayor of Southwark in 2013. He is Alumni of Ambrose Alli University Ekpoma, Nigeria, where he earned a BA in philosophy and holds an OCR diploma in children and youth workforce. He holds a diploma in working with children and families in the UK. He is also a certified stock market agent of the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers, Nigeria.
Practical Perspectives on Youth is available at the RCCG Church bookstore in Bellingham, London.
Publisher's Website: http://sbpra.com/OdianoseDominicMatthew