HAPPENING NOW: YEDI TRAINS 14 SKILLZ COACHES FOR NEXT TERM’S INTERVENTIONS
My friend with HIV is
still my friend
The Kick Against Malaria
and HIV/AIDS Tournament
YEDI facilitates access to HIV
and Malaria testing and treatment
Novartis Partners With YEDI
to Push Back Malaria With 'TATU'
The ‘KICK AGAINST MALARIA
HOW YEDI KICKED BACK MALARIA
WITH EXXONMOBIL AND NOVARTIS
CREATIVE KIDS FIGHT MALARIA 2.0
NOVARTIS SUPPLIES 280 ‘ONE WORLD FUTBOLS’ TO SUPPORT YEDI
ONE WORLD FUTBOL: KICK-STARTING THE DREAMS OF A POTENTIAL FOOTBALL LEGEND
YEDI HOSTS ‘KICK OUT HIV/AIDS TOURNAMENT’ IN LAGOS & AKWA IBOM
LEARNING IN THE NAME OF FUN: More Students Graduate From SKILLZ NAIJA Programme
The Youth Empowerment and Development Initiative (YEDI) is a local, Nigerian-run NGO that empowers and educates youth and inspiring communities using proven models or ideas modified for the Nigerian context.
YEDI was founded in 2011 to pilot the first West Africa Grassroot Soccer model, which was developed more than 10 years ago in Southern Africa to reduce HIV incidence rates and stigma. Nigerian youths wanted results in their communities using development through sports; the pilot was an immediate success. YEDI is expanding its programs to increase opportunities for youth and target additional challenges they face.
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YEDI’s committed development professionals capitalize on proven programs rather than experiment. YEDI generates results through tried and tested approaches that work.
Skillz Naija Practice In Session
Globally, research has shown that a young person will be three times more likely to be unemployed than an average adult and predict that if not urgently dealt with, economic protest will worsen. In Nigeria, “Youth unemployment” is one of the biggest economic problems. Youth Empowerment and Development Initiative has developed a program “Urban Achievers” intended to engage, encourage and provide necessary skills needed for the job market.
Grassroot Soccer in Nigeria: Over 20,000 graduates in more than 400 schools, coached by over 250 trained youth leaders, have improved ability to reduce risks, handle peer pressure, and prevent HIV and malaria through increased education about health concerns in their communities. (LINK TO RESULTS PAGE)
YEDI worked with local partners, its program participants, and its coaches, who drive the GRS program in Lagos, to identify additional models to meet other prevalent needs of youth in Lagos.