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CREATIVE YOUTH BOOT CAMP

by Street Project Foundation
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Summary

In 2017 Street Project plans to train 200 young people between 16 and 25 years old from low income backgrounds who are gifted in music, dance, drama, visual arts, creative writing and other forms of the performing arts. After which, they go through a value chain of mentoring, internship and showcase so that they can eventually start-up their own creative businesses or be a part of a creative enterprise. This way they will be gainfully employed and come out of extreme poverty.

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Challenge

Over 62% of Nigerians live in extreme poverty with youths 35 years and under constituting about 70% of the population of Nigeria (Sahara Reporters). Many young people (22.9%) migrated from the rural to the urban areas like Lagos in search of jobs (National Bureau of Statistics, 2012). The lack thereof put unemployment rate at 23.9% as at 2011 (CIA Fact book).

Solution

By discovering young talents in the Creative Arts, training and mentoring them, exposing them to the workings of the Creative Industry and creating a platform for showcase, they will be empowered to startup their own Creative Enterprises or seize employment opportunities available in the Creative Industry in Nigeria. As a result, an employment funnel is created thereby reducing the unemployment rate and ultimately liberating many young people from poverty.

Long-Term Impact

What Street Project Foundation has created is an employment value chain for youths in the performing arts. It's a funnel that empowers them to start-up their own business or become employable as they will be prepared through the training at the boot camp. In the year 2020 we intend to train a total of three thousand youths and facilitate the start-up of creative businesses for the ultimate goal of making them rise out of poverty.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.streetproject.org.ng
Street Project's Facebook Page
press release on 2016 creative boot camp
Street Project Youtube Channel
Street Project Website

Organization Information

Street Project Foundation

Location: Ikeja, Lagos - Nigeria
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @streetproject1
Street Project Foundation
Ehiaghe Rita Ezenwa-Okoro
Project Leader:
Ehiaghe Rita Ezenwa-Okoro
Ikeja, Lagos Nigeria

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