Charles Afolabi J.P. is Executive Director of U3A Nigeria - his email
We use intergenerational
programmes to break the policy of segregation of older persons which
are replaced with a strategy of participation in order to ensure a society
of all ages and ineterchange of knowledge between the older persons
and the youth.
Range of activities: Groups include:- Education Tourism group, Prayer Group, Language Group, Beautification and environment Group, Culture and Heritage Group, Research Group, counselling Group, library and information Group, histroy and Politics group, sports and Recreation Group, accident prevention Group, Publication Group, Expressive Arts for all ages to express themselves through arts, Crafts, Writing, Music, movement and Narrative Arts. Museum management and curatorship Group, bringing history to life for people of all ages, working in the service of a society that needs to know its past in order to inform the future and reserve the relics.
Our greying population in Nigeria is a skill reservoir which has to
be fully utilised if we really want the ageing society to be maintained
and continue its creativity and productiviity.