Model Mission of Assitance in Africa(MOMI AFRICA)

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Model Mission of Assitance in Africa(MOMI AFRICA)

Nigeria
Year Founded:
2004
Organization type: 
hybrid
Project Stage:
Scaling
Budget: 
$1 million - $5 million
Scaling strategies launched within the past 6 months:
Organizational Growth
Large Scale Partnerships
Organizing Conferences
Trainings, Consultation
Campaigns
Project Summary
Elevator Pitch

Concise Summary: Help us pitch this solution! Provide an explanation within 3-4 short sentences.

Theresa is positioning young people to take responsibility for their skills development, employment and economic empowerment and play a key role in empowering other youth with the opportunities to do the same.

About Project

Problem: What problem is this project trying to address?

Nigeria’s unemployment rate is spiraling upwards with the greatest impact on young people between the ages of 16 and 30. Official estimates put youth unemployment at 38% of the youth population. This presents significant challenges to the growth and development of the country. Existing vocational training treat youth as a homogeneous group. No talent measures, no access to credit, sustainability measures, or youth ownership of the process.

Solution: What is the proposed solution? Please be specific!

Theresa is building a new vocational training model, one that is youth-driven, collaborative, and tailored to the passions and interests of those who participate. Most vocational training programs are designed merely to transfer vocational skills without attention to empowering young people to creatively use those skills in a context where existing jobs are not plentiful. Theresa’s alternative model places youth at the center and in charge of their education and employment in cohort systems of specific interest to the group, with seed funding, and the responsibility to mentor next cohort. In this self-replicating model, youth are challenged to be socially responsible and financially literate leaders in teamwork to improve their livelihoods.