Articles Tagged ‘youth training - Hacey’

Code4Impact Program

Code4Impact (C4i) is a hands-on learning program building digital literacy skills, especially coding and analytical skills in young girls and young women. The C4i program aims to encourage, train and mentor young girls in secondary schools (aged 10-17) and young women in tertiary institutions (aged 18-25) to choose STEM careers. An important component of the C4i program is the C4i Training Program.

The C4i Training Program is a 12-week training camp at the end of which participants develop community-impact solution addressing the global goals. Currently, the young women are trained along 4 technology tracks. These are:

  • Web application development
  • Mobile application development
  • Microelectronics and
  • Game development

Since inception, the C4i program has directly trained over 300 young women in tertiary institutions on digital and life skills while mentoring over 3,000 young girls in secondary school to pursue careers in STEM.

Have You Seen My Rights Campaign

As the world prepares to adopt the Sustainable Development Goals, it is important that young people play an active role in ensuring that their sexual health, rights and access to health services are effectively represented, supported and monitored in the 2030 agenda.

The Have You Seen My Rights Campaign is focused on goals 3,4 and 5 of the SDGs and advocates 5 pledges for the implementation of the goals.

With the consciousness of our nation's inability to reach the targets of the Millennium Development Goals and the little focus given to young people's sexual and reproductive health in national policies and strategies, youth at the consultation were enthusiastic about promoting the 5 pledges in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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.


Published once every two years by the UN Department of Economic and Social affairs (UN DESA), the World Youth Report on Youth Civic Engagement takes a good look at young people’s participation in economic, community and political life. The report offers and proposes unique and out of the box perspectives and ideas on youth engagement and participation. The report is also expected to generate dialogue, and serve as a tool for policy discussion and action between youth and government. 

The report provides insight on 3 thematic areas: economic, political and community engagement. The objective of the report basically is to provide a basis for policy discussions around youth engagement to ensure that young people are able to participate fully and effectively in all aspects of the societies in which they live.