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The 5-Day Vocational Skill Training is the second in the series. In this second edition, the focus was on unemployed youth and women in Ibadan and Kano cities.

The Skill Training areas were Beauty and massage, Graphics Design & Social Media Management, Solar Panel Installation, and Web Design and digital Marketing. Training dates were July 24th to July 28th, 2023 in Ibadan and July 30th to August 3rd, 2023 in Kano.

The program was implemented with the sponsorship of Alliance For Youth Nigeria.  


The first leg of the training was in Ibadan from Monday, July 24th to Friday, July 28th, 2023. A total number of 245 participants attended the training in Ibadan with 224 receiving the award of certificate.


In Kano, the training was heavily oversubscribed and the venue had to be changed after the first day to accommodate more participants. The training was from Sunday, July 30th to Thursday, August 3rd, 2023. A total number of 280 participants attended the training in Kano while 261 received the certificate of completion.

The training sessions were practical, interactive, and hands-on. The trainees completed assignments, executed small projects, and demonstrated their knowledge by practicing.

In total, 525 individuals benefited from the training with 485 receiving a certificate of completion. 

To further encourage the entrepreneurial spirit amongst the youth and promote self-reliance, 26 Trainees (13 from each location) were equipped with tool kits to help start-up and monetize their newly acquired skills.

As part of our commitment to gender equality and inclusion, 50% of the award recipients were female.

The success of this 5-days vocational skill training has proved nothing is too small as vocational skill development is a much-needed intervention in creating employment for youth across Nigeria.

We will continue to work with partners and stakeholders to scale up and intensify this kind of intervention.