Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how this solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.
Financial Literacy, Leadership Education and Training in chosen vocations as selected by the young beneficiaries including vegetable farming, information and communications technology (specialties in computer, photography and videography skills), auto repairs, crop and animal farming, agro-allied value chain enterprise, and fashion design (including specialties in sewing, modeling, manequin production, patterns, and fashion editing).
Impact: What is the impact of the work to date? Also describe the projected future impact for the coming years.
Momi Africa is working in multiple cities in the Niger Delta region. One of its programs has reached 4 cohorts of 180 youths in 4 Local Government Areas of Imo State. In this model, success is more than just getting young people into jobs. Theresa's indicators include the number of initiatives and ventures created by the participants, the number of young people mentored by the cohorts, the number that take up further adult education, the impact they have on the community, and ultimately whether the young people are able to make decisions for themselves and for society. She is proud that many of the participants have, on their own initiative, led efforts to clean up their communities, counsel young people, provide financial literacy class to rickshaw drivers, and intervene in community disputes. Momi Africa is currently extending the benefits to other parts of Nigeria and Africa
Spread Strategies: Moving forward, what are the main strategies for scaling impact?
Theresa plans to develop Momi Africa further using the original cohorts to rapidly reach another 30 cohorts of 750 youths in Imo State, followed by another iteration, this time with 250 cohorts and 7,500 youths in Imo, Rivers, Cross River, Abia, Delta, and Bayelsa states by 2015. She is working to expand participant age from 18-25 to 15-30. The Financial Literacy and Occupational resource Cohorts (FLORC) model is self-replicating and designed for for scaling.
Momi Africa also plans to extend the benefits of the Teachers For All (TEFA) Network to 10 countries of Africa by 2017