A dynamic young man committed to youth development, capacity building, and conflict resolution. Maxwell holds a B.Sc (ED) Degree in Social Studies Education and a BCC in Leadership from the prestigious Daystar Leadership Academy, Lagos. A UNICEF trained peer educator, and a TIG/CLCWA Trainer (www.takingitglobal.org/clcwa). He also debuts as the Deputy Volunteer Coordinator CLCWA Delta State. In recognition of his thought provoking contributions to youth development and engagement, he was invited to the first process of the Nigeria e-youth forum to Abuja under the auspices of British Council/ Youngstars Foundation in the first quarter of 2008. Also, in recognition of his unflinching contributions to developmental efforts in Delta State, he won an Award at the Delta Youth Summit in January 2008 in Asaba where he chaired a Youth Working Group in Leadership, Good governance and Democracy. He was one of the few Nigerians invited to participate in the World Youth Congress in Quebec, Canada an event that held august 2008.
Maxwell has been a guest on the Saturday live show on LTV Lagos to discuss issues surrounding the development of Niger Delta Youths. Under the CLCWA programme Maxwell has trained about a 100 youths in Ughelli, Sapele, Warri, Asaba in the area of ICT (Leadership and Entrepreneurship), in recognition of his training he was invited to participate at the 2nd National CLCWA Youth Summit in Kano.Maxwell was invited by the British Council and the Youngstars Foundation to participate in the Nigeria Youth Stakeholders Forum, in Abuja to discuss and recommend practical solutions to financing Youth Development in Nigeria around 2008. He was engaged as the Chair of this forum's Working Group on Niger Delta.
He is currently amongst the few Nigerians selected to participate YAC project on neglected conflicts, he holds a certificate in ‘communications and new media”. The project is a one year project that will culminate in community development efforts in conflict areas. A project supported and endorsed by Oxfam OIYPHe interests transcends through National Development, and he is the convener of the "New Nigeria Dream Summit" every August in Warri, Delta State, Nigeria. The first key note speakers were the Ex-president of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staffs Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) Dr Brown Ogbeifun (www.brownogbeifun.com) and Gbenga Sessan of Paradigm Initiative Nigeria (PIN) (www.gbengasesan.com). In partnership with ACET U.K 100 books on HIV/AIDS and YOU, were distributed during this summitHe is married and resides in Warri, where he is the team leader of an NGO Dare 2 Dream Youth Initiative, a programme that builds young people's capacity in the area of leadership, ICT for Development, and value orientation.Maxwell is really interested in getting partners in the area of youth leadership, peace and conflict resolution, environment and good governance initiatives!
Organization ProfileIn the midst of major world challenges, something profound is being reborn – recognition that youths with concern, vision and commitment can make significant contributions to transforming the planet.That is what D2DYI is all about, an organization that brings youths together, youths that believe that according to Mahatma Gandhi they can be the change they want to see, youths that believe in self motivation, value based leadership, the New Nigeria and the positive deployment of our talents and potentials.D2DYI aggress with Margaret Mead that you “never doubt that a small group of thoughtful commitment citizens can change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has”Some men see things as they are and say, ‘why?’ we dream of the things that never were and say, ‘why not! We see a new caliber of youths rising to build the New Nigeria of our dreams and we are committed through positive actions in seeing it come to pass.The youths of D2DYI are stepping above the limitations of their environment, we are daring to dream, and knowing that in the dream of a better tomorrow lies the very future we hope for.
AIMRaise and Equip young people as leaders and agents of change.
OBJECTIVESInspire and motivate youths toward self-realization and actualization.Enhance and strengthen the leadership capacity of young people.Assist youths to take their rightful place as contributors to a new enlightened world through policy engagement in a democratic process.Engage and Empower young people to be truly motivated to work in the contributing to communal, and National development through efficient partnership/collaboration and volunteering.
PHILOSOPHYEvery young person if given the right environment, empowered and equipped can be a change agent, because we are all created by God for a specific purpose and assignment.
THEMATIC AREASLeadership DevelopmentYouth EntrepreneurshipEnvironments and CulturePeace Building/Conflict Resolution and Governance
ACTIVITIES OF D2DYI
Oct 2007 “Beyond Delsu Project” with Niyi Adesanya, Delsu Abraka
Jan 2008- Delta Youth Summit, Asaba 2008. (award recipient)
Feb 2008- CLCWA Training of trainers workshop, Calabar
March 2008- The Nigerian Youth Stakeholders Forum, Abuja (Delta State Delegate)
April 2008- CLCWA ICT training of 25 Sapele youths Songhai Amukpe
April 2008-CLCWA ICT training of 10 Ughelli youths
April 2008-CLCWA ICT training of 21 Warri youths
May 2008- 2nd CLCWA National Youth Summit, Kano
June 2008- L.E.A.D Seminar, Sapele Youth Center
June 2008- Inauguration & Book review of PIND, Jos
June 2008-Anchor 21st Century relevance seminar, Case De Pedro Hotel Warri
June 2008- Youth Action for Change, Italy (forgotten dairies project on peace building and conflict resolution www.forgottendairies.org) Certificate on communication and Media.
Aug 2008- Nonviolent training, Abuja
PROJECTS Coordinated BY D2DYI
1. Warri Earth Charter Youth Group (www.earthcharter.org)
2. Delta State Deputy Volunteer Coordinator CLCWA (www.takingitglobal.org)
3. Child Rights Advocacy Campaign (CRAC)
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
1. Dr Brown Ogbeifun (Ex PENGASSAN president
2. Pastor Ogaga O. David
3. Gbenga Sessan
4. Ezekiel Karibo
5. Katherine Ogadako
The vision to make a difference is great and the time is NOW,D2DYI will be glad to partner with interested persons, organizations and institution in any of the above listed thematic areas.