Nigeria is currently experiencing very profound and complex challenges, including the rise of violent extremism and radicalization, against a backdrop of identity-based conflicts, cultural and religious tensions. Across the regions, Nigerians identify with historic roots in over 300 tribal ethnicities; each maintaining pride in its culture and distinct language. Nigeria's wealth is in her abundant natural resources, extraordinary human resilience and hospitality, and rich diversity of traditions
10,000 Youth will receive training in Leadership, Peace building, communication skills and interpersonal relationship, etc and will actively participate in Community Development and Peacebuilding initiatives, especially in conflict zones in Northern Nigeria. The Youth will apply skills learned to engage their communities using periodic magazines, soccer tournaments, cultural, arts, music and drama projects, local radio/Television, etc.
In a country like Nigeria, where youth are the most valuable and yet overlooked assets, the project will educate and train 10,000 youth leaders in 2 years to become peace advocates and change agents by leading innovative projects designed to reach their peers in their communities.
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).