Youth Corps member tackles failing education system in Nigeria through Project 4

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With the growing concern about the poor quality of education in Nigerian secondary schools, Olufunbi Falayi has decided to tackle this from the grassroots by initiating PROJECT FOUR. Project four is an intervention project targeted at public secondary schools in Agege local government, which tends to invest and engage the minds of these students by leveraging on four key components namely: Mentoring, Career guidance/vocational skill acquisition and project management.

Olufunbi Falayi is a corps member serving in Agege Local government. The aim of his project is to equip them with Leadership capabilities, human capacity and entrepreneurship skills, therefore preparing them as change agents, future leaders, potential business owners and reducing the prevalent unemployment rate in the country.

At the inauguration of the project at Government Senior Girls College, Agege, youth development professionals and mentors were on hand to motivate and inspire the students in preparation for the 6-month project. Eight (8) secondary public schools in Agege local government are participating in the project.

Amongst the speakers were  O. Babatunde, a certified customer service professional and seasoned banker; Ayo Sanni, Project Management Professional ; Mrs Yejide Alo Akiode, an education consultant and managing consultant of i-Excel Consulting; Tayo Olosunde, The Managing Partner of E-green Services; and Francis Anyaegbu, the founder and Director of Youth Pioneers for Development who has worked in different capacities with a number of local and International organizations such as the British Council, World Bank Institute, Action Aid International, UNHABITAT amongst others.

The project is proudly supported by Lagos State Ministry of Education, NYSC Lagos, E-green Services, Leap Africa, Pro-training Centre, GSK, CWAY, UNICEF and individuals.

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