Globally, research has shown that a young person will be three times more likely to be unemployed than an average adult and predict that if not urgently dealt with, economic protest will worsen. In Nigeria, “Youth unemployment” is one of the biggest economic problems. Youth Empowerment and Development Initiative developed a program “Urban Achievers” aimed at engaging, encouraging and providing necessary skills needed for the job market. Urban Achievers program is a well-rounded program that creates a platform for graduates, undergraduates, skilled and unskilled unemployed youths to acquire skills to achieve success in their lives.
URBAN ACHIEVERS program was launched on the 1st of November, 2013. The courses are offered for free to coaches and are voluntary to attend.
Figure 1: GRS Coaches during a class
Vision and Goals