Project Purpose

To address rural youth unemployment by providing sustainable job skills training while discipling and ministering to the youth’s spiritual needs.

The Situation

Over 50 percent (or 75 million people) of Nigeria’s population is rural, and 70 percent are engaged in subsistence farming. Declining soil fertility, double-digit inflation, low-quality education, and religious conflict have a negative impact on youth at the time when they are making lifetime choices. Consequently, many rural Christian youth have found themselves compromising their faith and making bad choices.

The Project

The components of this integrated program include: livestock feed formulation, rabbit farming, poultry, a cockerel exchange program, fuel-efficient cooking stoves, improved cereal seed varieties, plant nurseries, and community discipleship.

Expected Outcomes

Short Range: Enroll 150 students in 2013.

Mid-Range: As the students gain knowledge, there will be an increase in crop and livestock yields, which will in turn decrease the number of malnourished families in the rural areas.

Long Range: More children will be able to attend and do well at school due to improved household incomes and improved nutrition.

Impact: There will be a decrease in unemployed rural youth and an increase in entrepreneurial opportunities, and the population will be enabled to pass skills onto the next generation