Articles Tagged ‘ capacity building - Hacey’

Capacity Building for Social Change

HACEY conducts leadership training programs for in-school and out-of-school youths in Nigeria. We conduct leadership training programs that teach life building skills and empower young people to develop themselves to become socially responsible individuals. They participate in role playing games to give them better understanding of leadership and interactive games that teach the principles of teamwork and success. They are also imparted with knowledge on how they can better cope with school work and making the right career choices. 
Using the acronym ‘SMARTNESS’, HACEY empowers in-school and out-of-school youths  in Nigeria to be social change agents. In Ilorin, Kwara state where we started in 2007, over 3000 students have been imparted using this acronym and have become studious students in their disciplines, since then we have worked in six other states in Nigeria.

  • * S - Specificity
  • * M - Motivation
  • * A - Action
  • * R - Resolution
  • * T - Timing
  • * N - Necessity
  • * E - Endurance
  • * S - Simplicity
  • * S - Success

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Life and Vocational Skills Training

HACEY organizes capacity building for youths in Nigeria that teaches life building skills and empower young people to further develop themselves to become socially responsible individuals. To give them better understanding of leadership, learning by action model and interactive activities are employed that teach the principles of teamwork and success. In schools, young people are also imparted with knowledge on how they can better cope with school work and making the right career choices. To help us achieve this, the book ‘SMARTNESS’, published by HACEY in 2010 was used to engage and educate the students.  Using the acronym ‘SMARTNESS’, HACEY also empowers in-school and out-of-school youths in Nigeria to be social change agents and leaders in their communities. Till date, over 500 youths have been empowered across Nigeria

In 2010, ‘Project Elevate’ was developed to empower women in northern Nigeria. The aim of the project was to empower women to become entrepreneurs, thus providing for themselves and their households. Over 500 women in northern part of Nigeria benefited from this project.

In 2012, HACEY, in partnership with a faith based organization organized a leadership and entrepreneurship training program for 50 young people in Lagos state, Nigeria. The training program developed the leadership capabilities of young people who participated in the program and empowered them with adequate knowledge to prepare and develop their business ideas. The program followed up with the participants initiating social projects in their communities.

Reflection of a Mandela Washington Fellow: Does Africa Need an Education Reform?

Learning is great; not just because of its ability to expand the mind beyond recovery but also for its ability to shed light on the paths of life. And for a few who are committed to continuous learning, it delivers a deeper craving for something greater than self, a point at which we begin to realise that our lives are too small to be the purpose of living.

WOMEN EMPOWERMENT

‘Empowering women is empowering the nation’ 

HACEY works with rural women in Nigeria empowering and supporting them to live healthy and productive live. Empowerment for women creates a multiplier effect in their lives and that of their children as they are the major caregivers in the family setting. Therefore, teaching women basic health knowledge will in fact improve the health of the family and community.
In training women to give them financial empowerment, previously HACEY partnered with the National Directorate of Employment in Zamfara state to train 50 women on how to make money from Interior decoration, and how to manage their business to ensure profit. After the training, the women were given money to start their own small scale business and monitored to ensure they had all the help and advice they needed. At present, some of these women have apprentices under them who they in turn train increasing the number of empowered women in Zamfara state. 
Integrated into the entrepreneurship training is health education – informing the women about healthy attitudes that will prevent avoidable illness and deaths for them and their children. They were taught how to recognise signs of illnesses and the steps to take in treating such. HACEY also held Health education programmes for women at Ilupeju - Ibafo community in Ogun state. SMS which teaches women about hygiene were sent to the phones of women in the community to provide information on how they can stay healthy.