About Kano State Youth Mentorship & Community Support Program
This project was conceived under the office of the Senior Special Assistant to His Excellency the Executive Governor of Kano State on Youth Empowerment, Hon. Farouk Lawan Sule-Garo. The Youth mentorship and support program was borne out of the dire need to get our youth productively engaged and to shun vices that impede their progress and contribution to society. It is our belief, based on the data available, that if youth are productively engaged and guided, vices such as drug abuse will subside.Government alone cannot cater for the society; accordingly, we propose a platform that will give credible and able citizens the medium to volunteer their aid in the various areas of life – Business, Counselling, Educational Empowerment, Medical outreach, Mentorship and Skill Acquisition ─ to uplift the society.
Poverty, Drug Abuse, Mental health troubles are on the rise in Kano state. These worrisome social challenges can be traced to a few common roots – lack of economic empowerment leading to despondency and anxiety; breakdown of the family unit; lack of mentorship and guidance.
The project is a means to focus the great desire of citizens for a better Nigeria through organized and coordinated medium. By creating a stage with various sectors of the economy and life captured, we hope to give volunteers a chance to create their curriculum on what they wish to pass on to a mentee while being monitored/regulated by the state and other stakeholders in the program. The platform will give each volunteer the opportunity to mentor a state resident that is in need, based on the mentor’s established experiences in the chosen field. Also, we find gaps in education and healthcare within the state: a lot of children are out of school and vulnerable state residents in dire need of health care. We hope that we can partner with the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Health to give a chance to professionals from the community to volunteer their services in enhancing literacy and the provision of free medical check-ups and consultancy for those in need.
Some of the programs in our purview
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