ELECTION NO BE WAR / PORT-HARCOURT JOB FAIR

1. The Election No Be War campaign was to discourage those interested in violence before, during and after the election.

A street drama was performed in 12 different local districts in the Rivers State.

2. The Port Harcourt Job Fair was an event that hosted about a 1000 fresh graduates. After the fair was held 100 humanitarian relief jobs were provided.

CAMPAIGN OBJECTIVES

1. The main objective of the Election No Be War campaign was to discourage violence during an election that became famous because it was predicted that it would divide the nation.

We want the nation to be at peace and we wish to live as a family.The campaign was to encourage peace and shun violence before, during and after the election.

2. The job fair was held so as to reduce the rate of unemployment in Nigeria by providing humanitarian relief jobs in the form of paid internships and raising 900 entrepreneurs from the summit.

HOW THE OBJECTIVES WERE ACHIEVED

1. Election No Be War
Oderinu had to gather a team where they held the street drama so as to attract a crowd and pass on their message, after which posters, banners and flyers were shared.

This campaign was carried out in 12 different locations in Rivers State.

2. Port Harcourt Job Fair
Companies were in attendance, coming to recruit at the job fair, and human resource personnel also came from various organizations to train the participants.

100 persons got the available jobs while the remaining 900 are now small-scale entrepreneurs.

CAMPAIGN INNOVATIONS

1.Election No be War
Oderinu made use of a street drama to attract the crowd and it worked like magic.

2. Port Harcourt Job Fair
The media were fully put to work and through this Oderinu was able to attract the participants and the companies that came to recruit.

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CAMPAIGN IMPACT

1.Election No Be War

Rivers State is known for violence. The impact Election No Be War had on the state made the election more free and fair with no violence.

2...Port-Harcourt Job Fair

100 persons got jobs and 900 entrepreneurs emerged after the summit.

CHALLENGES FACED

Security: The rate of terrorism is quite high in Nigeria and Rivers State, where the campaign took place, and hosting such a mega conference could be scary and having street dramas in conflict zones was very dangerous.

There were some locations they had to rush through performing the drama and leave almost immediately.

Funding: Oderinu had to use borrowed funds to begin the whole project before friends and family finally agreed to support his work.

LESSONS LEARNT

I learnt never to allow people's sentiment to stop you from carrying out community work because those who resent you will eventually come back to praise you when the whole project becomes a success, as they did to Joseph. He was very resolute and so determined.

COUNTRY

Nigeria

CITY

Port Harcourt

WEBSITE

http://www.portharcourtfair.com

FACEBOOK PAGE

https://www.facebook.com/portjobfair

TWITTER PAGE

https://twitter.com/portjobfair