What We Do
We deploy education, employability and entrepreneurship interventions that help prepare youth and young adults for the future & the global economy.
We support the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
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We deploy education, employability and
entrepreneurship interventions that help
prepare youth and young adults for
the future & the global economy.
We deliver education, employability and entrepreneurship programs for youth at secondary, post-secondary and tertiary level
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partner, trainer or work with us
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Headstart Pitch Event
Bridge Club life skill training, academic training and career support for secondary schools
Stakeholder Conference/Launch of 5-year report
“Thanks a lot for all your assistance in 2014/15 granted to my first daughter Blossom Chimdindu Onyemaechi of Senior Secondary School Jabi in the area of scholarships. Right now she is doing well in Ahmadu Bello University Samaru Zaria studying Agricultural Science after Diploma in Agric Tech of same versity.
Great greetings goes to your formidable team and especially to Halima Ibrahim Abba,( Lead Facilitator) Bridge Project. You are indeed bridging the gap in education.”
“Having a successful medical doctor that I could relate to because of our similar backgrounds as a mentor gave me more motivation to pursue my ambition to become a medical doctor. This is especially important for me because I come from a family where I am the first to go to school”
“I have engaged in a series of writing competitions upon the advice and encouragement of my professional mentor. I went for World Aids Day Drama and I was part of a team that came in first. We were also the only Government School in the competition. I also participated in a Road Safety Program where I presented using the communication skills I learnt in the Bridge Program. I feel lucky to have been a part of the Bridge Program. I hope I can take advantage of the university program once I enter university”
“I am so happy and privileged to have benefitted from the Bridge Program. Not only have I learnt valuable skills and also been given the chance to speak on-on-one to an Aeronautical Engineer (given that it is so difficult to find anyone that studied Aeronautical Engineering). I also am excited that the Foundation is sponsoring my tuition fees and examination fees as otherwise I would have delayed my plans to go to university by two years”
“I was able to interact with other students, share ideas and learn from the facilitators who were super fun. I really enjoyed speaking to my mentor. He was amazing. He explained what requirements I needed and what it takes to be a petrochemical engineer. He also regularly checks up on me which makes me very happy. I have gained so much from the experience that I would love to be able to give back in the future by being a mentor
“A speakers’ body language matters the most in a speech delivery – I did not know that before the communication session in the Bridge. I am not more confident in the way I speak in public because I know how to utilize my body language and tone to communicate better. I also learnt that leadership is not always about taking the mantle; it can also involve supporting leaders around you when they are struggling. For instance, since the workshop, I take responsibility of my class representative’s duties when she doesn’t”
“I applied the communication skills I learnt when I got the chance to meet the President of Nigeria”
“Speaking to passionate students was the most interesting part of the Open Day. I was surprised at how much my mentee knew about his area of interest being mechanical engineering at his young age. He had really cultivated this interest over time. I would love to continue mentoring my mentee in particular – he truly inspires me”
“I got to see the interest in the students and cultivate that. That was eye-opening”
“Meeting other professionals and impacting and exchanging various ideas with the students was very interesting”
“Educating the Pupils on the real situation they should expect on their choice of career was the most effective part of the Open Day”
“The one-on-one interaction with the students was the most effective part of the Open Day”
“Educating the Pupils on what they should expect on their choice of career was the highly exciting for me”
“Meeting the parents and sharing my experiences as an Architect with my two mentees was very rewarding”
“I did not think my child could perform so wonderfully. Watching her present at the Inter-School Competition Day was an eye-opening experience as to her capabilities outside of her studies”
“It is wonderful for a parent to know that her child’s education is fully funded for. It is truly emotional”
“It is so nice to know that others out there care for your children and support them where you are not able to. The foundation is doing a great service to us parents”
“The Foundation has helped redefine my thoughts towards life. I learnt a whole lot of things ranging from good etiquette, good communication and listening skills, ability to think creatively, how to discover lifelong potential and ideas an individual needs to survive and succeed in this 21st century. I was a shy person who at one time was unable to express myself in public, but right now I can boost of having the confidence to address a convention!”
“I thank Skills Outside School Foundation for helping us to achieve our set goals and plans for the future. I have learnt a lot of things, and it is really helping me. Such skills like critical thinking (which I enjoyed most), commercial awareness, application of ICT, e.t.c., have contributed in shaping my life greatly. I felt like, we should not stop the programme, but what has a beginning must surely have an end.”
“The seed capital award of 200,000 naira that I received in December, 2018 during the Head Start Project of Skills Outside School Foundation has contributed a great deal to my Shea butter business.
We have been able to expand sales beyond FCT to Oyo, Sokoto and Kebbi States and now have market outlets in the USA and Germany for the sales of Vercunle Shea butter. Buyers in Dubai and South Africa are also showing interest. More so, our customer base has grown while our product has taken on a new look, through the recommendation of the facilitator and award panel.”
“One of the ideas I got from the programme and implemented was on how to penetrate the market. Prior to the programme, my target audience were the high-income earners but in the course of the training, I understood that business is a game of numbers and to scale, I have to carry everyone along, even the low-income earners. So, I started producing in smaller quantities and cut down cost of production thereby increasing my profit.”