Despite COVID-19: Nigerian youths team up to save education in Lagos and Borno

Despite COVID-19: Nigerian youths team up to save education in Lagos and Borno

- COVID-19 was unable to stop some Nigerian youths who are currently working to create solutions to education challenges in their communities

- They participated in a 3-day virtual bootcamp Youth Challenge co-hosted by the UNICEF and UNDP

- Thirty young people from Lagos and Borno were able to co-design six solutions to challenges in education in their communities

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Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, some Nigerian youths are demonstrating potentials by working to create solutions to education challenges in their communities.

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) co-hosted a 3-day virtual bootcamp Youth Challenge.

The youth challenge was implemented by SAED Connect, a youth empowerment accelerator who guided the participants in the co-creation process, Generation Unlimited reports.

Legit.ng gathers that Nigeria is one of 41 countries taking part in this challenge, which was launched in February 2020 for young people living in Lagos slum communities and the conflict affected state of Borno.

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Despite a pandemic, Nigeria’s youth demonstrate unlimited potential

Nigerian youths. Photo credit: Generation Unlimited
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There are five winning teams already, and they will be moving into the incubation and mentorship phase of the competition - ahead of the final Global judging process planned for September 2020.

Thirty young people from the Lagos urban slums and the conflict-affected communities in Borno were able to co-design six solutions to challenges in education in their communities.

Five of these ideas won $1000 each in seed funding and advanced to the incubation and mentorship phase.

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In other news, every now and then a post surfaces online that inspires many social media users. One man, who was only identified as @ydb_ZN, showed off his business on Twitter and it gathered thousands of reactions.

On Saturday, @ydb_ZN, who owns Khondlo Poultry Farm, shared photos of his business and he gave other social media users a piece of advice.

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He tweeted: "My advice to someone who wants to get into poultry farming, between egg production and meat production I would say meat production. A fully grown broiler takes 35 days to be ready for the market and layer takes 18-20 weeks to start laying."

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