SKILLZ Programmes



Over 450,000 young Nigerians have graduated from the program.

YEDI’s flagship programme is called SKILLZ Naija. It is offered as four-pronged training modules stratified by age and gender, targeting in and out-of-school youth.

YEDI engages adolescents through Grassroot Soccer’s signature “SKILLZ”
model, which uses soccer games, metaphors, and frameworks to engage young people around their most pressing health and life challenges. SKILLZ programmes are evidence-based,
tailored by age and gender, and empower participants to adopt healthy behaviors that last into adulthood.


An evidence-based interactive HIV and malaria prevention, and life skills curriculum designed for adolescents aged 10 to 13.


This targets Nigerian adolescents aged 13 to 16 using soccer, its language and metaphors and other physical activities to achieve malaria education and address key behaviours that drive the spread of HIV/AIDS and other STIs.


An evidence-based intervention for girls aged 13-19, educating and empowering them with basic information to make healthy choices about their sexual and reproductive health while developing their leadership and life skills.


A tailored curriculum for boys aged 13 to 19 offering gender-specific information on HIV prevention, Sexual and Reproductive Health, gender inequality issues, substance abuse, and sexual violence.

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