Create 75 Full Time Jobs in Bauchi, Nigeria

 
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Create 75 Full Time Jobs in Bauchi, Nigeria

Create 75 Full Time Jobs in Bauchi, Nigeria
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Mechanic Training Program

Mechanic Training Program
In the community of Yelwan Makaranta, as in most of Bauchi City and throughout Bauchi State, the vast majority of the population is made up of petty traders. Without specialized skills or training most individuals have little opportunity to achieve even the most basic elements of economic independence. Our student leaders saw the high rate of unemployment among young adults in Yelwan Makaranta as an opportunity to infuse the neighborhood with sorely needed skills and income, so they organized a meeting with community elders and identified ways to move forward. (view small | med | large | orig)

Tailoring Program

Tailoring Program
Through interviews with prospective participants, LI student leaders identified three trades which would provide highly marketable skills: tailoring, motorcycle repair, and welding. Skilled mentors were then brought on board to train the most motivated among the youth in these trades. Fifteen young people were selected and each was apprenticed to an experienced tradesman with the expectation that he would complete a six month course of training fully prepared to set up shop independently or to (view small | med | large | orig)

Computer Training Program

Computer Training Program
Eleven Yelwan Makaranta youth are now fully trained and each has gone into business for himself. Most Bauchi citizens do not have vehicles of their own, so our newly trained mechanics provide essential repair services for the motocycle taxis serving every sector of the city. Our tailors provide affordable custom tailoring which was previously unavailable within the community. And the need for competent welding is so great within the region that our newly trained welders have a six-month backlog of work and dozens of young adults are applying to be similarly trained. All graduates are now providing vital services within the greater community and the income they generate has raised the standard of living for both their immediate and extended families. (view small | med | large | orig)

Fish Farming program

Fish Farming program
With individual LI donors contributing the start-up funds for tanks and seed fish, our farmers were able to harvest an initial crop of 840 catfish which yielded significant profits at market. Those fish which were not large enough to sell have improved nutrition throughout the village through distribution to the disabled, sick and elderly. (view small | med | large | orig)

Leadership Initiatives students at graduation

Leadership Initiatives students at graduation
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Leadership Initiatives Skill Training Lecture

Leadership Initiatives Skill Training Lecture
Due to lack of electricity some classes had to be taught on rooftops for sunlight. (view small | med | large | orig)

Leadership Initiatives Night Classes

Leadership Initiatives Night Classes
With donated generators, classes were taught at night for persons working 6 to 12hrs at their jobs. (view small | med | large | orig)

Welding Training Program

Welding Training Program
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Community Meeting

Community Meeting
The first meeting of our English Literacy Program. Due to participant work and power issues had to take place by fire. Here are 30 individuals who were determined to gain skills to give their families a better life by working 10 hours during the day and then paying for English Literacy classes for 3 to 4 hours a night in order to gain a better job and provide for their loved ones. (view small | med | large | orig)

Funded

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Organization

Project Leader

Marshall Bailly

washington, dc United States

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