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A Solution To The Problems Of The Youth In The Developing World
posted on Wednesday, January 02, 2008 10:45 AM
What are the problems facing the youth in the developing world today?
1. Boredom. 2. Idleness. 3. Unemployment. 4. Social vices such as tobacco smoking, HIV/AIDS, Ignorance etc. 5. Lack of entrepreneurship development. 6. No RRA - Recognition, Reward & Award. 7. Peer pressure 8. Lack of avenues to develop and showcase talents. 9. Lack of Career Guidance and counselling 10. Lack of intellectual games.
What is the solution?
How many youth centres do we need? Using Nigerian example; Nigerian population is currently put at 140,000,000 and the youth constitute at least 60% and so we have approximately about 84,000,000 youths. I'll recommend 5000 youths per youth centre. So, to get the number of centres we need in Nigeria, we will divide 84,000,000 by 5000 and the answer is 16,800. So, we need 16,800 youth centres in Nigeria. 16,800 centres for 36 states + Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
To get the number of centres per state, we will divide 16,800 by 37 states and the answer is 454 youth centres. How many political wards do we have per state in Nigeria? We have between 300 and 350 political wards per state. It therefore implies that we need at least a youth centrer per poltical ward in Nigeria. This is a template for you to copy
What are the contents of a youth centre?
1. Library. 2. Computers. 3.Programmes/Projects/Activities. 4. Posters/IEC materials. 5. Games. 6. Poetry. 7. Drama. 8. Music. 9. Entrepreneuship activities. 10. Administration.
What are the things needed to start a youth centre?
1. Veradah. 2. Garage. 3. Shed. 4. unused warehouse. 5. Hall. 6. Room. You need contributions from everybody in the community.
You need: 1. Tables. 2. Chairs. 3. Paper. 4. Books. 5. Computers. 6. Newspapers/magazines, 7. Acting stage. 8. Musical instrument. 9. Games. 10. Staff and volunteers
What are the likely thematic areas/ Areas of focus of a youth centre?
1. Democracy and Good Governance. 2. Dialogue and Deliberation. 3. Prevention and control of Political thuggery and violence. 4. Career choice. 5. Anti-Corruption. 6. Gender equality. 7. Healthy living including tobacco control, HIV/AIDS Prevention, Management and Control. 8. Culture and literacy training. 9. Adult education. 10. Entreprenuership development. 11. Arts and Creativity and Culture.
These are essential to youth development and empowerment, poverty reduction and sustainable development.
How do we get funding?
1. Donations from friends. 2. Foundations. 3. Government at all levels (not politically motivated). 4. Corporate Organisations (for Corporate Social Responsibility Agenda and not from the BAT and co), 5. Community and Clubs.
1. Educare Trust Youth Centre, Ibadan, Oyo Stae, Nigeria.
2. Nima/Maamobi Community Learning Centre, Achimota, Accra-Ghana.
3. Bacita Bookworm Youth Centre, Bacita, Kwara State, Nigeria.
4. Destiny Youth Development Centre, Ilesa, Osun State, Nigeria.
What are you waiting for?
Start your own Youth Centre today and save the lives of the youth in the developing world.
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