This project will identify and provide vocational skills training to unemployed youths and teenagers and recent school dropouts , to enhance employability and provide a skilled foundation to build them a career, therefore reducing levels of unemployment in those aged 17-30years. These young people will be empowered ti believe in their dreams and to enable the acquisition of income through formal and informal job prospects so that they can support their household and families.
In Plateau State, Nigeria, youth and teenagers are facing the most hardships and lack of belongingness within the society. In Bulbula Community of the state, they constitute a big chunk of the population, yet they remain the most subjugated and marginalized. The difficult circumstances that they face is because of limited opportunities for education and skills training, viable employment, health and social services, and because of a growing incidence of substance abuse and juvenile delinquency.
This skills acquisition program will be located in the community and will engage teenagers and youth on skills that would help them for self-reliance, inculcate social values and norms of the society and to map out pathways for national development. In the community, education is not enough to compete with the resentments that lead to social uprising in the community, this project will prioritize the need of teenagers and youths in the community to give them a hope for a better future.
The project will serve the teenagers and youths of the community in the following ways; 1. Environment/Gender: Support a healthy, gender balanced, prosperous and productive society. 2. Economic: Provide the skills & knowledge needed to the participants of the training where they will generate income to be able to feed themselves. Beneficiaries will become self reliant and strongly resilient in addressing their challenges through the newly acquired learning and skills.