The Future Project 2016 Highlights! You made it happen..
We are delighted by the impact we…
Dear Esteemed Partner,
We are delighted by the impact we have collectively achieved in the year 2016. We appreciate your support as we made progress to achieving our mission which is to build a network of empowered citizens through jobs, Entrepreneurship, and Active citizenship.
The year 2017 presents yet another opportunity to do even more!
On behalf of the Board, Management & Staff of The Future Project, this is wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas Celebrations and Happy New Year in advance!
With focus on Enterprenuership, Technology andd Creatives (ETC), TFESS (The Future Enterprise Support Scheme) put together a three to four training sessions monthly covering Photography, branding Master-class, Making the Sales, Writing Workshop, Digital Marketing, Graphics, Make-Up, Comic Illustrations, Data Mining, Communications for NGO, Photo editing and Basic ICT in Lagos, Ibadan and Abuja producing a total number of 602 young professionals via this and platform.
In our drive to up skill young people, we commenced training themed Code2Earn under the youth Spark program for Microsoft on coding and entrepreneurship – this is part of the vision to get one million fingers coding by December 2017 under this project.
We train approximately 26,000 young people under this project in 13 different states covering the geo-political zones in Nigeria with support from volunteers, Institutions, corporate bodies and state government – TZE Foundation, Tech4Dev, Spectra Nigeria, tertiary institutions, Ondo, Rivers, AkwaIbom state government to ensure we reached the grass root communities. We also recorded a successes from beneficiaries who took part in the trainings and have gone ahead to build applications or presently building for social good and client.
Feedback received from beneficiaries, especially from those who don’t have tech related knowledge, was that the coding training was a lot simpler and fun to learn.
One of our participants, Canice Nnamdi, was able to come up with a little app which calculated GP for a particular set of students in a lessons center in his community. it made him more passionate and was able to spur his community particularly in school, teaching students basic HTML and mobile development. This app was also uploaded on the Google play store for download.
Microsoft Hour of Code
To commemorate the Global Computer Science Week, The Future Project worked with partnership with Microsoft Nigeria and code.org to host a one week Hour of code event in Nigeria and trained cummulatively 10,050 (Train the Trainers sessions and Students) in seven (7) states. The grand finale of the week hosted a tech conference themed Ready Set Code(In Calabar and. Lagos).
A one-day developer’s conference that got app developers to pitch directly to the technological market/investors. This event is to increase participation of developers to build more locally, while pitching their ideas directly to the wanting markets.
Additionally, the conference was aimed to increase participation of local developers in the Nigerian development space.
Sessions at the event included an hackathon where participants(in groups) presented their ideas addressing problems in the health, education and environmental sector and the winner was given a startup fund for his idea.
Under Citizenship and Governance, the Africa Citizenship School program which was focused on developing young individuals in Leadership, Career and active citizenship. It was held in 3 locations this year which are Badagry, Jabi and Abeokuta respectively and cumulatively trained 4,120 senior. Secondary students.
This year, an accountability project supported by National Endowment for Democracy (NED) and YNaija.com called YMonitor was birthed. YMonitor.org highlights in simple terms crucial accountability and governance issues at the federal and state level providing solid information on issues identified through graphic representations, social media, television and online short videos and converting public conversations and responses to actions that influence and shape governance outcomes.
The website is user friendly and allows visitors to search for topics that interests them.
Presently,@Y_monitor twitter followers engages 48,400 followers daily across the 36states and averagely gains new followers, website clicks, replies, retweets, impressions, engagements and likes daily.
The Future Awards Africa
In eleven years, we have taken seriously our mandate to inspire leadership and build enterprise, consistently presenting positive role models across Africa. Engaging approximately 20 million young people every year through direct engagement, media partners, town hall meetings and events in over 30 locations in Africa .
Since its inception in 2004, the awards have created and connected a new elite set of change makers and nation builders across sectors, from causes to businesses, in creativity and innovation. Recognizing & celebrating young people between the ages of 18 and 31 yearly.
With its new focus for the next 10years, TFAA will hold from country to country, focused on the peculiar issues of that country’s youth – and will be implemented through a mixture of centrally organized events, and franchises to organize events across the continent and outside.
“TFAA is deliberately a cultural event – gathering the influencers, leaders and media to spotlight achievement and value and growth,” said Obiageli Ezekwesili, former Vice President of the World Bank, who is a member of the Global Board of Advisors for TFAA. “However at its core, of course, it is about impact – the celebration and acceleration of impact, especially on communities.
“We have decided that this is the best funnel to deepen that imperative moving forward.”
Over the next five years, TFAA will hold in Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya – with an approved franchise to hold in Cote D’Ivoire. 10 franchises have also been opened up by the committee for approval.
“This will culminate every five years in an African event that will be a meeting of minds of the brightest and best of Young Africa – to collaborate, to network impact, and to cross-learn,” said Jamie Drummond, co-founder of ONE and another member of the board.
With the President Elect of the Republic of Ghana Nana. Kudo as the Keynote Speaker and Distinguish guest such as Ruth Osime, Kayode Fayemi, Mo Abudu, Rotimi Amaechi, Peter Obi, Nana Akufo-Addo, Rauf Aregbesola, Jimi Agbaje, Bolanle Olukanni and an array of young influencers who came out to support the 105 key players, it was indeed a night of inspiration and success.
The 11th edition is supported by Ebonylife TV, University of Sussex, Guaranty Trust Bank, UBA, Bank of Industry, YVENT Kouture, CNN, Kelechi Amadi Obi Studios, Twelve Baskets and LASAA.
Don’t Litter, It Makes the World Better
On the 25th of May, 2016, The Future Project Volunteers organized an environmental sustainability program for students in on their valuable roles and contributions in keeping a healthy and beautiful environment. The program was themed: “DON’T LITTER, IT’S MAKES THE WORLD BETTER”.
We also had trainings for our volunteers monthly where different topics as regards their role and development of the society are being discussed.