U.S., UWGN launch PIE-GDP to transform youths in North East
Embassy of the United States of America, Abuja, and United Way Greater Nigeria have launched Promoting Inclusive Economic Growth And Development Through Sustainable Programmes (PIE-GDP) in Maiduguri, Borno State capital.
The move seeks to transform the future of young people between the ages of 15 to 24, in North East, by helping them fulfil their potential in entrepreneurship and employment, thereby, contributing to the nation’s growth and development.
The initiative, which also links them to opportunities for mentorship, internships, and apprenticeships, is improving the knowledge and skills of 100 young people in Maiduguri regarding employment and entrepreneurship.
Speaking at the event, the Executive Director, United Way Greater Nigeria, Deola Durodola, said the collaboration would provide 100 out-of-school youths and undergraduates at specific tertiary institutions with tools they need to succeed in the workforce through employment or entrepreneurship.
She participants will be provided with mentorship, training, internship, and apprenticeship opportunities to help them establish stable financial futures.
Durodola said: “After the launch, we have kick-started intensive financial and leadership skills training for selected participants on the programme.
“There is no doubt that lessons learned at this training will have a significant impact on economic growth, and we should use the wealth of experience and technical knowledge within our ministry where poverty alleviation and youth empowerment are our main objectives.”