As a follow-up to the #TeachATeen campaign which lasted throughout the month of June 2018, Teens Going for Gold Network, a not for profit organization dedicated to grooming teenagers to become socially conscious and financially self-reliant, started the training phase of her Teach a Teen program on Wednesday 25th July in Lerato Comprehensive School, Iyana Ipaja, Lagos. The project whose primary objectives are to improve education quality, reduce poverty and unemployment rates in Nigeria and train active global citizens will hold in Benin and Ibadan in the coming weeks.
Just like the #TeachATeen campaign advocates for an educational curriculum and system that meets up with the needs, challenges and changes of the 21st century, the training component focuses on increasing the entrepreneurial, vocational and leadership aptitudes of teenagers across Nigeria. This year, participants will be trained on the following themes: Enterprise Education, Ethical Leadership, Financial Education, Global Citizenship Education and Sex Education. There will also be a Vocational Training session. Skills to be learnt include Bag Making (with Ankara and other fabrics), Cake Baking and Decoration, Gele (indigenous head gear) Tying and Make-up, Making of soap and perfume and Website Design. This year the program is being implemented in partnership with One African Child Foundation for Creative Learning, Centre for Character and Principles Development for Africa (CAPDA) and BramoDigi.
In 2017, the training program which had 147 beneficiaries in the Nigerian cities of Benin, Ibadan and Lagos in partnership with participants of the Young African Leaders Initiative RLC West Africa. To learn more about last year’s program click here . Founded by 24 year-old Pelumi Obisesan, Teens Going for Gold Network is securing the next generation from poverty and building active global citizens.
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