YEP is an initiative of SEED foundation to strategically
address growing youth unemployment. The program is aimed at making participants
self-employed and employers instead of job seekers. Participants are trained in
skills and entrepreneurship, those who excel in the program are given seed
capital and other necessary support to setup their own small businesses.
The first phase of the program involves setting up 10
training centers in 10 different communities. Each training center comprises of
The program will run in communities in Abuja suburbs. These locations are chosen for a strategic reason, the Abuja suburbs have a great
number of youths who have left their communities in search of non-existent
white collar jobs in Abuja.
Abuja on the other hand lacks craftsmen whose
services are needed by the working class people. There is hence a ready market
for products and services of skilled craftsmen and women.
The program comprises
basically 3 components;
Literacy training (including basic computer literacy).
Skill acquisition training.