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Meet Some of Our Beneficiaries

‘’Goal programme is very educative. Our students who are participating are improving in their academic and leadership skills. They are becoming more confident, tolerant and trying to train the younger ones to imbibe the culture of being themselves. I really appreciate the Goal programme on behalf of our students. And I pray God should continue to provide more for Goal’’

Mrs Erinle C Olumide, Vice Principal, People's Girls Grammar School, Molete Ibadan, Oyo state, Nigeria

‘’I am a true life story of what Goal entails! I joined when I was in Senior Secondary School (SS1) in 2014 but today the influence of Goal training has tremendously shaped my life positively. I am a volunteer with YEF as a former Goal champion. I have learned great things volunteering with YEF and my academic goal has taken a great pace having been surrounded with intellectuals and professionals at YEF. With my vocational skills, I can now make beads and Hat and also teach others. Goal programme is necessary for every young girl in school. I am most grateful to YEF and SCB’’

Blessing Patrick , Former Goal Champion-Eric Moore, College Surulere, Lagos

Learning how to repair Refrigerators and Air Conditions (A/C) has always been my dream as a technical college student. But doing that in the midst of men has totally improved my interpersonal relations skills. Nothing can give you joy than doing what you have passion for. I am a detailed person that usually think out of box. As a technical school student, I have learnt a lot which will help me to train others in school. I equally hope that my teachers will be surprise by my level of knowledge about practical technical works when I return to school. I really thank God for YEF and First City Monument Bank (FCMB) who has contributed immensely in realizing my dreams with this Job Shadowing opportunity.

Chisom Okolo, A beneficiary of YEF-FCMB E4F Job Shadowing Project

I am learning GSM and computer repairs at the Ikeja computer village. I have graduated from Senior Sec school with no money in sight to further with my high institution admission. Yes, i have been looking for an opportunity like this (E4F PROJECT) since I left school until one of my teacher contacted and told me much I about it. At first, both my parents and I thought it was not real until I gave it a trial by enrolling. Now I can fix mobile phones and computers. My master has been a God sent to me. He is calm, brilliant, and always wanted to teach me something new. God bless YEF and First City Monument Bank (FCMB). With my skills now, I can make some money for my school admissions and also teach others

Yusuf Nurudeen, A beneficiary of YEF-FCMB E4F Vocational Training Project

When i was in Junior Secondary School 1 (JSS1), i used to perform woefully in my academic work. But since i joined Goal everything about me has changed including my academic performance. Goal training have made me realised the tips for achieving quality academic performance. While the benefits enlisted in the Goal life Skill manual motivated me more in doing well in my school work. Some of the things i did after my training was always being in class and paying attention when my teacher is teaching, doing my assignment and class work promptly, asking important and relevant questions etc. However, my academic performance has greatly improved and i have become one of the best students in my school. I have been chosen by the school authority to be representing the school in debate and quiz competitions as i have been also made the Junior Secondary School Christian leader, the Red Cross secretary, JET club president and secretary to the student representative council. Goal programme has really help me in all areas of life because i can boldly face the crowd, talk to others politely and report any form of violence against me or among any of my peers . I also learned how to kick football, but more professionally on how to trap and make passes to my team mates on field while forming an alliance in solidarity to achieve our goal as a team

Miss. Elizabeth, Former Goal Champion

Well, before I was picked by the Youth Empowerment Foundation (YEF), I would say I have been in the dark, so naïve. But thanks to YEF and Standard Chartered Bank who sponsored me in computer training and other skills for life. I feel like I have just been born into the present world. So far, my experience with Youth Empowerment Foundation and Standard Chartered Bank has been great and sometimes I wish it would never end and for that I am grateful

Miss. Ahuchaogu C, Skills For Life (S4L) Beneficiary

I benefited from the SCB school-based Goal project few years ago. Recently I was selected for Skills for Life project (S4L) project. I learned Make-Up and Gele at Rullion capacity Builders in Surulere, Lagos. It took me 3 months to complete my training. This opportunity has exposed me to lots of people who in turn have become my customers. I train interested apprentices on the vocation and have a fan base of over 100 on Facebook. Every week I makes at least 10000 (ten thousand) Naira and renders home service almost every weekend. I can now boost of a good amount of money in my savings account which I will be using to register my Jamb exams very soon. However, I am also making a frantic effort to register my business brand with CAC (Cooperate Affairs Commission) as soon as possible. I am so grateful to SCB and YEF for changing my life for best. Honestly, I can’t thank them enough!

Miss. Emmanuel Chiamaka, Skills For Life (S4L) Beneficiary