DEVELOPMENT

At Africa Youth Growth Foundation, we are poised to contributing our quota to the development of individuals, communities, and societies. We believe that growth and positive change cannot be feasible without development to drive it. It is against this backdrop that we have crafted stellar projects to drive this agenda of the organization. Some of our projects in the area of development include;

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Sustainable Development Goals?

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), otherwise known as the Global Goals, are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity.

These 17 Goals build on the successes of the Millennium Development Goals, while including new areas such as climate change, economic inequality, innovation, sustainable consumption, peace and justice, among other priorities. The goals are interconnected – often the key to success on one will involve tackling issues more commonly associated with another.

The SDGs work in the spirit of partnership and pragmatism to make the right choices now to improve life, in a sustainable way, for future generations. They provide clear guidelines and targets for all countries to adopt in accordance with their own priorities and the environmental challenges of the world at large. The SDGs are an inclusive agenda. They tackle the root causes of poverty and unite us together to make a positive change for both people and planet. “Poverty eradication is at the heart of the 2030 Agenda, and so is the commitment to leave no-one behind,”. The Agenda offers a unique opportunity to put the whole world on a more prosperous and sustainable development path.

Youth Rescue Mission (YRM):

The Youth Rescue Mission project is an initiative of the Africa Youth Growth Foundation targeted at unemployed and disillusioned youths. This project is aimed at providing psychological and psychosocial support to young people who may be adversely affected by the harsh conditions of unemployment and unfavorable realities. Through this project, we hope to improve their mental capacities and as well expose them to the numerous opportunities and give them an audacious confidence necessary to boost their self-esteem and help them chase their dreams while giving them livelihood skills. We hope to achieve this by connecting our target group (unemployed youths) to counselors, trainers, therapists and career coaches who are standby ready to give all the necessary expert advice needed for a paradigm shift.

Youths Rights and Social Justice Program(YRSJP):

The Youth Rights and Social Justice Program is an advocacy campaign against all abuses and violations of youth rights particularly right to quality education (including abuses on campuses), decent job, and health care. It is aimed at protecting the rights of youths and citizens who have been abused and humiliated due to the lack of effective social justice institutions established for victims to seek redress. For this program, call/email helplines would be broadcasted and victims of any sort of actual or perceived social injustice are free to contact the help desk directly. These reports would be directed to the appropriate authorities or national organizations and agencies for prompt action to be taken and subsequent redress. Through this, it is hoped that there would be a strong support system for young people and other members of vulnerable population who otherwise have no one to speak up on their behalf. This campaign also calls for reforms in higher institutions, zero-tolerance to trafficking persons, and promotion of active student unionism across tertiary institutions, etc.

Humanitarian Relief Services(HRS):

In response to the desire to help those young people  in dire need of basic living conditions to survive under certain irregular conditions or emergencies like IDPs, the idea of the Humanitarian Relief Services was born. This project is basically designed to cater for the needs of people affected by terrorism currently living in Internally Displaced Persons’ Camps (IDPs) and to mobilize youths and other relevant stakeholders to contribute their quota to lessening the burden of displaced persons by providing them with necessary relief services and materials.

Community Driven Development Project (CDDP):

In Nigeria, the ill concept of project abandonment on the part of contractors has become an increasing phenomenon and has led to the gross under-development of countless communities across the nation. Government and stakeholders involved, in an attempt to tackle the situation continue to pay mere lip service to this sensitive subject without mechanisms being put in place to keep those involved in community projects accountable. It is in the light of this that the idea for the Community Driven Development Project was born. This CDDP calls for community consent before any project is being approved and awarded to any contractor by the government. This objective would be achieved through presentation and passing of Community Driven Development Bill at the National Assembly. To this end, the communities involved must be kept in the loop from the start to finish of any project. If the recommendations of the CDDP are taken seriously, it would help in reducing corrupt practices on the part of the contractors who more often than not, siphon funds meant to develop local communities; it will encourage project sustainability, accountability and ownership. This would also prevent abandonment of projects and also tackle the issue of rural underdevelopment as opposed to urban development and in the long run, curbing the effects of rural-urban migration. To fully achieve the goals and objectives of this project, we hope to partner with organizations working in similar fields.

Youth Fitness Program (YFP):

This programme is to encourage youth and elders alike to embark on physical exercise to boost their health status, fitness and general well-being.

Performing and Reproductive Art Nigeria (PRAN)

The project is designed to bridge the gap that exists in the knowledge of young people in SRHR, improve their overall sexual and reproductive health by granting them full access to adequate information on the subject through creative methodologies, and to serve as a driver to break ugly stereotypes that shroud sex education among young people in Nigeria.

  PROJECT GOAL

  • To create awareness on youth sexual reproductive health and rights in Nigeria and to rouse debates and discussions around the subject