On Monday, June 4th 2018, Teens Going for Gold Network, an organization dedicated to educating, empowering and inspiring teenagers to becoming social change agents and financially self-reliant, started the second edition of her Teach a Teen program. The program whose primary objectives are to increase the quality of education and reduce the rates of poverty and unemployment in Nigeria, has two major components – the campaign and the training sessions.
The #TeachATeen campaign advocates for an educational curriculum and system that meets up with the needs, challenges and changes of the 21st century while the training component, with a usual duration of three days, focuses on freely providing opportunities that increase the entrepreneurial, vocational and leadership aptitudes of students in rural secondary schools or other institutions. The ultimate goal pf the campaign is to influence policy makers to make inclusive and quality education a priority in Nigeria.
In 2017, the training program had 147 beneficiaries in the Nigerian cities of Benin, Ibadan and Lagos in partnership with participants of the Young African Leaders Initiative RLC West Africa. To learn more about last year’s program click here.
This year, the campaign will hold throughout the month of June while the training session will follow in the month of July. The training will take place in the Nigerian cities of Benin, Lagos and Ibadan. You can be a part of this program by joining the online campaign, volunteering for the training in secondary schools and partnering with us.
To join the online campaign, follow @tgfgnetwork on Social Media ( Facebook, Instagram Twitter) and make a repost of their posts or create your own using the official hashtags of the campaign #TeachATeen #ESD #NotTooYoungToEarn.
To volunteer or partner with them, send a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org for further enquiries.