On the 25th and 26th of November, 2016, African Students for Liberty (ASFL) organized a 2-day Write For Liberty Workshop which took place at the U.I Cooperative Building, University of Ibadan Nigeria. The aim of the workshop was to educate, develop, empower and motivate pro-liberty students to write in defense of liberty in and outside their schools and local communities.
34 students from the University of Ibadan, Obafemi Awolowo University, University of Ilorin, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Federal University of Technology, Akure, Delta State University, and Ladoke Akintola Univeristy of Technology were engaged through series of lectures by various speakers at the maiden writing workshop.
Speakers at the event included African Programs Director Olumayowa Okediran, Dr Progoson a political science lecturer at University of Ibadan, Mayowa Tijani, journalist from the cable, Peter Oluleke former ASFL Local Coordinator, Executive Board Chair, Oluwafemi Ogunjobi, Alex Remilekun the Nigerian Bulletin, Wale Ajetunmobi editor, campus life the Nation newspaper among other speakers.
Stephen Oyedemi, member of the ASFL Executive Board was the lead organizer of the workshop. He presented on “Utilizing Technology to Advance Freedom in Africa,” and explained how the internet is being used to advance freedom and how writing goes hand-in-hand with the use of social media and blogging platforms. He also encouraged the participants of the workshop to take advantage of opportunities in SFL such as the SFL academy and the Local Coordinators Program for those willing to join ASFL leadership. At the end of the event, Certificates of participation were issued to the participants.
This piece solely expresses the opinion of the author and not necessarily the organization as a whole. Students For Liberty is committed to facilitating a broad dialogue for liberty, representing a variety of opinions. If you’re a student interested in presenting your perspective on this blog, visit our guest submissions page.