Orísun wouldn't be possible without our wonderful students and volunteers. In order to celebrate them and their continuous support to our cause, we are starting a new monthly series highlighting our students and volunteers.
Meet Jamiu Adejumo, a 17 year old final year student at Agidingbi Senior Grammar School in Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria.
What is one good moment or take-away you remember from camp?
The creative writing class was unforgettable for me. It really taught me how to write good stories and think quickly about ideas in ways that I had never considered before.
How did participating in the camp change the way you see the creative arts?
Participating in the summer camp helped me to see the creative arts in a different light. In different classes, I learned that creativity is a means of expressing your thoughts through the use of color, words, and visual items with the aim of giving a message of hope, encouragement, patriotism, and emotions.
Why do you think a camp or program like Orisun is important for people your age in Nigeria?
Orísun is important for young people in Nigeria and should be compulsory for students because the program will foster their creative spirit. In addition, it teaches the youth how to use resources around them to improve the community.
What do you see yourself doing in the next 5 to 10 years?
Within the next 5 to 10 years, I hope to be either a professional photographer or well known lawyer. Overall, I want to be an independent, self fulfilled man, who affects lives positively and makes a difference in my community.