Project Problem Details
UN Article 26 “Everyone has rights to education. Education shall be free, at least at the basic stages.” Unfortunately, this is not attainable in Jos and other communities in Plateau State and as result, many youth: orphans and vulnerable kids mostly from humble homes cannot afford to attend community or government school in the area. This leads to increased youth illiteracy level with girl-child topping the list. Other challenges relating to this are youth violent conflict, drug abuse & crimes.
Project Solution Details
HOW DONATIONS TOWARD BUILDING THE CENTER HELP THESE CHILDREN:
A pilot project center will be rented (then new one built) in Jos and other activities such as – Training, Workshops, Conferences, Radio and Television Programs, including a state of the art ICT center will also be developed and sponsored.
At the Life-skill Center, about 150 young people for starter, mostly orphans and street children (7-12 years old) will engage in basic reading and writing class. And 65 youth also for starter (13-25 years old) will learn vocational skills: such as, Beauty Salon Empowerment Skill, Soap Making Skill, Music Writing and Production Skill, Local Pomade Making Skill, Weaving, Moringa, Tailoring and Simple Shoe Making Skills etc. Children also do many creative tasks in agriculture and campaigns focusing on protecting the planet. 7 local instructors and 5 resource persons and 25 volunteers/health workers will be recruited and trained to handle both stages (for the kids and youth).
Result Output Details
THE OVERALL IMPACTS OF THE SKILLS LEARNING CENTER:
– Building community based confidence in poverty reduction and violence control through youth engagement in literacy/vocational skills trainings;
– Using campaigns and writing petitions to challenge government and corporate bodies to respond to educational needs of orphans, vulnerable children and crisis affected youth in Jos Plateau and Nigeria;
– Bridging poverty divide and extending hope to poor and hopeless families; and
– Employment creation and environmental education for vulnerable youth and children.