Vocational education is the acquisition of skills for self-development or employment.
This type of education is offered to meet the socio-economic needs of individuals
and society at large. With vocational skills acquisition, the ability of individuals
are utilized excellently for self-reliance and development within a particular society.
Undoubtedly, Nigeria in recent times has been engrossed with increasing rate of unemployment,
youth restiveness, gender based violence (gbv) and other myriads of social problems experienced
by young persons. YEF Secure livelihood programmes was aimed at improving the lives of
unemployed young persons in Nigeria with free vocational skills to better their lots and contribute
to societal development.
Over 300 youth have benefited from YEF Secure Livelihood projects in Lagos, Ibadan and Abuja FCT.
This include vocational training, job placements, internships and financial literacy training.
In 2014, the Foundation initiated a vocational training center in Pyakasa Community, Abuja.
Over 50 young persons benefited from the one-year apprenticeship training project.
More importantly,vocations such as tailoring, barbering, hair-dressing and catering were
among the skills thought at the center.
At least 50% were in job placements for 6 months to support their integration into their
various professions. The center was founded by the TY Danjuma Foundation and graduates
have established various businesses as a direct benefit from the project. YEF further implemented
Skills for Life (S4L) project for Junior and fresh graduates of senior secondary schools. The project
empowered over 80 girls with various vocational skills and one month job placements (specifically
for Junior Secondary School students). The project was supported by Standard Chartered UK and
Women Win Netherlands in Lagos and Ibadan. In September 2019, YEF began the 3rd phase of
Empowered for the Future (E4F) project sponsored by First City Monument Bank (FCMB) for
unemployed youth in Lagos and Abuja. E4F project started 2017 in Lagos and is now extended
to Mpape, Abuja. The project focuses on the empowerment of young persons at grassroots