1. GOOD JOBS AND ECONOMIC GROWTH
110 students received scholarships to learn skills. Some learnt e-skills such as blogging and web design. Others learnt skills like bead making,ankara craft, catering, makeup and public speaking. These skills are to empower them so that they can support the funding of their education, with the aim of reducing the increasing number of school dropouts. This program held from 1st to 5th August 2016. Below are pictures from the exhibition and closing program.
2. PEACE AND JUSTICE PROJECTS
PEEL has had various leadership training with students and youths. A major program held on 29th January 2016. It was the future Africa Leaders Summit tagged ‘Youthful and Resourceful’ which took place in the Chapel of Redemption hall of Rivers State University of Science and Technology Port Harcourt Rivers State with over 1,200 people in attendance at the venue.
810 school prefects from 28 secondary schools from across 6 Local Government Areas of Rivers State were present.
Others present were executives of the Student Union Government (SUG) of the various universities, teachers, and representatives from Niger Delta Youth Parliament, Strategic hub, Carrington Youth Fellowship International, iBrand Africa, Syntek global, quick Julia marine services and National Youth Service Corps members.
This Summit was streamed live on CeFlix, a social media platform, and the Live channel recorded a cumulative 1,382 views and 89 comments from over 79 countries including the United States, United Kingdom, Iran, India, Mauritius, Pakistan,Guatemala, Thailand and etc., across the 7 continents of the world.
PEEL has had leadership training programs with over 12,000 National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members from March 2015 to June 2016.
3. SUSTAINABLE CITIES AND COMMUNITY PROJECTS
Currently, the founder of PEEL is a Carrington Youth Fellow of the United States Consulate Lagos Nigeria. The team is embarking on a project at the Port Harcourt Remand Home. For over 40 years, the Remand Home in Port Harcourt has worked with troubled youths serving at the community’s juvenile detention centre. The centre, however, lacks a substantive rehabilitation program and as a result, recidivism is a growing problem (currently at 68%). Currently, there are no reformative programs for the approximately 46 juveniles aged 10 to 18 years in the home.
A vital reformative program that incorporates skills acquisition, self-esteem and career development will help address this problem.
PEEL is partnering to carry out this project of supporting the provision of life skills for integration.
4. PROJECTS ON GOOD HEALTH
PEEL has embarked on health programs in partnership with GlaxoSmith Kline and Trauma Care foundation.
PEEL initiative successfully held an oral hygiene program with over 1000 students benefitting from the training, medical check-up and free distribution of 450 Sensodyne and Paradontax toothpaste.
In partnership with Trauma Care Foundation, we provided safety and emergency response training for over 1250 people.