Where We Work: Nigeria

To prepare Nigeria’s young people to join and succeed in the workforce, we’ve spent years equipping youth here with life skills, employability, and entrepreneurship training.

Most recently, we’ve studied the challenges for youth here as part of the Youth Wellbeing Index. IYF initiatives such as the Samsung Real Dreams and Youth Empowerment Program have emphasized all three components, while our Build Your Business (BYB) curriculum is making self-employment a viable option. As social entrepreneurs, local YouthActionNet Global Fellows and fellows through a YouthActionNet regional institute are helping their Nigerian neighbors live healthier lives in a healthier environment. Through our work with international and local partners, more and more youth are winning jobs, creating their own, and contributing to their communities.