Our Interventions have improved access and capacity of over 50,000 children and young people across FCT and 8 States in four main areas: Quality education, Adolescent and Young people (AYP) health, Information literacy and Community development.
Between 2011 and 2016, Our Educational outreaches and support services has directly reached 17,380 teenagers, 43 Communities, 40 Schools, 110 Teachers, 78 Community leaders, 6 Nigerian States and FCT with a cumulative impact of 34,760 young people with ‘Educate 2-Peers’ concept (each participant required to educate two Peers). This has contributed to improve quality education through supply of learning materials, teachers trainings and Guidance and Counselling sessions on - Life skills, Peace building, Global citizenship and Academic skills. In 2015, we also established the Open Community Schools & Network (OCSN). TGF has complemented aid agencies and local implementing partners through its work in several IDPs camps focused on vulnerable children especially the girls in areas of education, sanitation and psychological support. In 2016, an FCT Book Drive reached over 328 vulnerable children across 3 FCT IDP camps with learning materials to support actions on Education in emergencies.
130 Young people between ages 13 and 24 have benefitted from our Youth Workshops on Social entrepreneurship, Civic leadership and Conflict management; ICT; Media and information literacy; and the Development HUB program (Leadership and Entrepreneurship Skills development program) held in FCT, Lagos, Plateau, and Bauchi states. TGF implemented a YALI GOES GREEN Climate Change Awareness program (CCAP) for 325 teenagers in Nassarawa State in commemoration of 2016 World Environment Day. CCAP enhanced and engaged participants in understanding climate change and the impact on our environs while raising their civic consciousness and roles in achieving the sustainable development goals. In 2016, Teenz Global Foundation with support from Christ Embassy Abuja Zone, implemented the Power of Your Mind Project (POMP) for teenagers between ages 12-17. Teenagers were matched with mentors in groups for a 6-week interactive Mentorship program on Positive Mind development aimed at understanding right values, mindset reorientation and social behavioral change using the book ‘the Power of Your Mind’ by Pastor Chris Oyakhilome. At the end of the program, 170 teenagers were awarded Certificate of Participation. They also recognized the mind as a special instrument to live an excellent life with endless opportunities; equipped with knowledge and skills to recreate their worlds and drive sustainable development within communities.
TGF produced and broadcast over 52 episodes of Teenz Tym Television segment for 3million weekly to viewers on AIT Abuja advocating Social and policy issues targeted at young people from September 2013 to December 2015. The Organization also published Two editions of the TGF magazine in 2013, 2014 containing researched information and articles about the teenage period, circulated to over 1500 beneficiaries across Nigeria, UK, and U.S.A. In 2016, Teenz Global implemented media campaign projects such as: the FASTYouth infomercial, a funded project by Web We Want Foundation that raised awareness on need for Internet policies review to ensure access to Fast, Affordable, Safe and transparent internet among youths in Nigeria. In commemoration of the 2016 day of the African child, TGF produced a 5mins documentary that showcased the challenges, needs and possible solutions to support education among vulnerable children affected by the Boko Haram crisis in two IDP camps (Durumi and Karamajiji). The outcome of the Advocacy campaign project, was an establishment of school at the Karamajiji IDP camp and supply of adequate learning materials for the Durumi IDP camp school.
74 secondary schools, 1, 322 teenagers between ages 10-19, and 523 adults including teachers from FCT and Nassarawa state have benefitted from four (4) editions of the Teenz Nigeria Project between 2013 and 2016 in FCT. Seventeen (17) students have also emerged winners of Academic books scholarship scheme in various categories of the Cultural program. Some of the themes of the editions cut across: “Promoting Education, Character and Culture among Nigerian Teens”; “Preserving the Nigerian Culture”; “Understanding Cultural Diversity”; and “Imbibing Culture of Peace and Values of Citizenship”.
50 adolescents benefitted from the Adolescent Health Forum held at Kuje in June 2016 by Teenz Global Foundation with support from Wella Health Services, Iba Foundation and National Agency for Control of Aids (NACA) on Sexual Reproductive Health, Adolescent Actions towards HIV Prevention, Malaria Prevention and Personal Hygiene. The Outcomes showed positive behavioral patterns after the project. In November 2015, 929 adolescent girls were educated on Personal, Oral, Food and Menstrual hygiene across 3 area councils in the FCT (Abaji, Gwagwalada and Kuje) implemented by TGF with Funds for Schusterman Family Foundation. Data analysis from the pre and post program survey indicates 50% increased knowledge on Hygiene among the Adolescent girls.