58 young people trained in establishing an SME for a Lapel Pin Manufacturing business.
Outlook and Fixers: A Branding, Alteration, and Conversion of waste to wealth Craft initiative focused on Fashion accessories production to serve both high and low-income earners, especially Persons with Disability.
The training was delivered in 4 phases.
Introduction of lapel pins, production process, and the trainers. This session also featured the making process of the Lapel pin from scratch to finish by the trainers. It highlighted suitable materials, various shapes, designs, colours, occasions of use, etc. The participants were then divided into production groups for the next phase.
The participants nominated representatives to lead the group activity of the manufacturing process. Peer learning was utilised as a teaching approach because peers learn better from each other. The representatives demonstrated the assimilation of the training they received in the first phase and displayed first-hand experience with the lapel pin production process.
The participants utilised the pins they made on their hijab to add colours to their looks.
This session featured the discussion and clarification of areas of concern for participants, such as:
The planning and implementation of this project was carried out by the collective effort of Jika Adolescent Hub and key stakeholders, including Volunteers, Outlooks & Fixers, the Chief, and Young girls of Jahi Community, Abuja.
Our Volunteers retreat held at Lake place, opposite Mashood Abiola stadium Central Area, Abuja Nigeria, featured team bonding exercises games and networking activities. The volunteers also heard from seasoned practitioners in community engagement and were empowered with skills in leadership and communication as youth volunteers and activists.
At Jika Adolescent Hub, volunteers are our powerhouse and central to everything we do, this is why it is critical to us that we prioritise team bond and spirit to ensure we keep our people connected at all times.
Team building events create stronger relationships which will in turn improve productivity, retention, engagement, and morale. Team building is a great improve motivation, productivity, collaboration, creativity, communication, and trust across the board. Further, it allows volunteers to connect, learn new skills and create opportunities for collaboration to achieve shared goals.
We delivered a one-day capacity-building and empowerment training for over 300 Women and Girls in-person and virtually. Young people from local communities, internally displaced person camps, women-led CSOs, religious organisations, and schools were empowered and educated with skills in personal development, leadership, ICT, and making reusable pads.
The participants heard from Hon. Pauline Tallen, the Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Hon. Sunday Dare, the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, and Dr. Fatima Waziri-Azi, Director General, National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP). The participants also heard from leaders and representatives from key CSOs, and Disability and Youth groups in Nigeria.
International Women’s Day celebrates women’s global social, economic, cultural, and political achievements. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity in line with the 2022 International Women’s Day theme: “Gender Equality Today for a Sustainable Tomorrow.”
We partnered with Lola Cater for the Needy Foundation to deliver a conference to empower and encourage more girls and women to take up professional and decision-making roles, particularly in government and academia in Nigeria. We hoped to encourage young girls and women to become active citizens in their various communities across Nigeria.
Moderator: Mrs Ibukun Oluwalade
Moderator: Mrs. Eline Louise de Gruijter-de Vries