Paradigm Initiative Nigeria (PIN) will reverse the trend of cybercrime in Nigeria by redirecting the energy of at-risk youth towards alternatives that promote the positive use of the internet.
Esther and Famous are only 2 of the millions of young Nigerians whose family conditions dictate that they are sure to end up below the poverty line. This, among other factors, is responsible for widespread frustration, criminal tendencies (especially cybercrime) and lack of hope for the future. PIN addresses this huge gap through training intervention that help people like Esther and Famous overcome Nigeria’s chronic unemployment problem while keeping them away from the temptations of cybercrime
PIN's training model, used for the Ajegunle.org project (http://yrn.me/pind), involves ICT, Entrepreneurship and Life Skills training. It also embraces mentorship, internship and positive peer pressure. This is what we will deploy to redirect skills.
This project will help reduce, and eventually reverse the worrying trend of cybercrime by young Nigerians. It will benefit youth (honourable employment), Nigeria (eBusiness integrity), victims (free from scam) and the world (safer global internet).
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).
"Echoes From Ajegunle" Brochure
Anti-Cybercrime Project Video
"Digital Lifestyle of Connected Nigerians" Report