Access Bank, Hacey empowers 100 Youths in Ebonyi
As part of effort to ensure young people in Nigeria take advantage of the opportunity around them rather than looking for ways to relocate to other parts of the world, a non-governmental organisation, Hacey Health Initiative (HHI) with support from Access Bank said it has empowered over 100 youths in Ebonyi States.
The number according to Bamidele Oyewumi, of HHI, was part of the over 1,500 young Nigerians empowered in 2022, in four States in Nigeria, under her “Youths Equip” project, supported by Access Bank.
Bemidele, revealed that the organisation is implementing a post-COVID-19 survival project to support and equip young people with knowledge and skill for employment, further education, and entrepreneurship.
The project according to him, is being implemented in the Federal Capital Territory, Oyo, Kaduna, and Ebonyi States, to help a lot of Nigerian youths to become change agents in all spheres of the country’s economy by way of being productively engaged in technology driven projects.
“The project aims to strengthen the capacity of young people to effectively serve as change agents, promoting health and development messages, initiatives, and policies within and beyond their communities.
“For example, how they can leverage technology-driven projects such as coding, web programming, web design, graphic design, digital marketing, social media marketing, and other computer applications that are available to young persons.
“This will help these young persons to be productively engaged instead of looking for white-collar jobs that are not readily available for the masses.
“We are implementing the project in the FCT, Oyo, Kaduna, and Ebonyi States where we have reached over 1,500 young persons including members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) to help them see a good future in Nigeria as a land of opportunities.
“Many people are going overseas without knowing there are so many benefits here in the country.
“So, we have been encouraging and empowering these young people on how to identify and key into these opportunities in their interest, and that of the country’s”, he explained.