We envision a Nigeria where all young people (regardless of economic background) can have the opportunity and resources to attain academic, career and life success
Support young people in Ojo community to actualize their academic and career dreams
Our focus is on education and workforce development for young people in low-income communities. We empower them with the knowledge, skills and experiences needed to build successful careers and rise above poverty.
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WHY WE DO THIS WORK
Nigeria has over 200 million people, with about 50% below the age of 18. Unfortunately, the country has one of the highest number of out-of-school children in the world, and many of those who are able to go to school, still find it difficult to get sustainable employment. Hence, an extreme rate of poverty, with about half of its population living on less than $2 per day. Interestingly, despite the increasing rate of job seekers, many employers struggle to find individuals with the right skills and experiences needed to fill vacant positions. Therefore, it is crucial to bridge the gap between school and work, so that young people from low-income communities can build the career that they love, get quality employment, and rise above poverty.
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“I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver”
Work-based Learning Program
An educational strategy that helps to bridge the gap between school and work by providing students with practical training and real-world work experiences
Girls Empowerment Program
This is focused on helping young girls gain knowledge needed to build self confidence, independence and self awareness.
Alumni Network Program
A platform designed to constantly maintain relationships with alumni students, helping them to develop relevant skills and connecting them to opportunities needed in their journey towards attaining academic, career and life success.
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Library & Career Resource Center
Having realized that many of our students did not have access to books and other resources needed to complete their assignments, do further research and improve their learning, we started a mini library under the tree last year as an urgent intervention.
Today, we are working to renovate a better learning space for our students. The space will house the library, a reading corner, mini computer lab, as well as a career resource desk.
Reach out to Sarah here to learn more on how you can be a part of this project.