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    Yedi 6th Annual Skills Holiday Camp for Nigeria Young teens (Fully funded) | Call for Yedi Volunteers

    Yedi 6th Annual Skills Holiday Camp for Nigeria Young teens | Call for Yedi Volunteers

    The Youth Empowerment and Development Innitiative (YEDI) annual SKILLZ Holiday Camp (Season 6) opens on July 30, 2018, across 4 locations including Lagos, Abuja, Akwa Ibom and Ogun.Seeking ways to impact young people in Nigeria,Yedi Nigeria is also looking for  Volunteers that are exceptional, dedicated and conscientious who are passionate about positively impacting the lives of children to build a generation greater than ours and meaningfully contribute to nation-building.

    The free summer camps for young people aged 10-19 which will last for five days each week will end on August 24, 2018. Since 2013, YEDI Nigeria has consistently convened the SKILLZ Holiday Camp (SHC), a weeklong, intensive, non-residential community socio-behavioural health camps empowering over 16,000 adolescents, and giving them an opportunity to be trained on YEDI’s SKILLZ curricula and access health services and referrals – for free!


    This year Yeadi project is targeting 4,000 young people in at-risk communities in Lagos, Abuja, Akwa Ibom and Ogun, creating a safe space for them to be empowered with relevant skills to develop healthy and protective behaviors; knowledge and access to health services they need to thrive; as well as skills for economic empowerment.


    THE CAMPS, CURRICULUM AND BENEFITS

    The 5-day Holiday Camps will use the Grassroot Soccer (GRS) curriculum that combines football metaphors and drills, games and other physical activities, with health education and life-coping skills – empowering young people with relevant skills and knowledge to prevent themselves and others from HIV/AIDS, Malaria prevention education and best practices, how to live healthy and avoid risks, confidence-building activities, as well as access to HIV Testing and counselling. The SHC is part of YEDI’s evidence-based programs designed to build young people’s assets, facilitate their access to health services, and promote their adherence to healthy behaviours.

    WHAT IS IN THE CURRICULUM?

    It is an evidence-based behavioural change curriculum featuring:

    ¨      Understanding the nature of HIV/AIDS

    ¨      Making healthy decisions

    ¨      Building safe support networks

    ¨      Reducing stigma/discrimination

    ¨      Bed-net demonstration

    ¨      Life management & leadership training

    ¨      Talent Hunt/exhibition

    ¨      Quiz competition

    ¨      Personal Hygiene education

    ¨      Sessions on Adolescent/sexual & Reproductive Health education

    ¨      Addressing gender issues

    ¨      Discouraging self-medication

    ¨      Increasing access to testing & treatment

    ¨      Sexual & Reproductive health education

    ¨      Goal setting

    ¨      Healthy relationships

    ¨       Counselling


    ¨       Voluntary testing

    ¨       Daily Reflection/Teach-back sessions

    ¨      Fair-play soccer, etc.

    ¨       Graduation and award ceremony

    HOW YOU CAN BE A PART OF IT...

    There are two ways to be a part of the YEDI 2018 SKILLZ Holiday Camps.

    1. As a Volunteer: We are constantly seeking ways to impact young people in Nigeria. We, therefore, look for exceptional, dedicated and conscientious individuals who are passionate about positively impacting the lives of children to build a generation greater than ours and meaningfully contribute to nation-building.

    further enquiries, please contact us on the following numbers:

     +234-809-0502-420 or +234-909-2239-823 OR send us an Email: Info@yedinaija.org