YWCA of Nigeria in collaboration with YMCA Lagos and Red Cross Society, and with support from Lagos State Waste Management Agency (LAWMA), marked International Youth Day 2016, with the theme: “Promoting Sustainable Civic Engagement”, on Friday 12th August, 2016.

The event, which brought together youth volunteers from collaborating organisations engaged in a community service exercise at the General Hospital Odan, Broad Street, Lagos. Volunteers in attendance cleaned the hospital environment as a step towards providing support in an identified area of need in the hospital. In addition, the exercise aimed to promote young people’s sustainable engagement with their communities through service (volunteerism).

The National President, Lady Chikwue Ochiagha expressed her solidarity with young people on their special day by joining youth volunteers to clean. The hospital management shared their appreciation to the collaborating organizations and expressed their desire to experience more of such activities.