The project will provide youth in the Adzokoe community whose residents include dropouts and recent graduates who are unable to further their education due to financial difficulties hope for the future, increased motivation, less interest in drugs, more resistant to peer pressure, and reduced criminal activities. Most of them sadly and prematurely end their education as dropouts, teenage parents, alcoholics, drug abusers and unskilled migrants to slums of the cities.
In each of the household we will target an overworked, overstressed farmer, trader or pensioner unable to help their children expand their horizons, realize their potential and enrich their future due to poverty. The schools are not well equipped yet the students participate in the same exams with students of well equipped schools. Some of the youth have often run away from home thinking to leave the traumatic environment of acute poverty, frustration, despair and ended in slums of the cities
Agents for positive change are educational services and a variety of recreational activities. It will also include mentoring programs, community services, and seminars on social issues and in depth presentations on key business subjects of career developments. Our professional personnel carefully selected, screened, and trained will partner with Enactus students, and residents to provide training, address challenges and input on future plans estimated to include youth between ages 12 and 30.
We will not only give hope to 500 disadvantaged youth but have a lasting impact on each youth's life. They will be able to provide for themselves and lead emotionally vibrant socially responsible lives, develop interpersonal skills, personal accountability, form a positive self-identity, alleviate poverty, and improve the quality of life for community residents. One person at a time, the Adzokoe community will be empowered, urban drift amongst the youth is projected to reduce by 60%.
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).
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