What We Do

21st century Employability and Life Skills Training

21st century Employability and Life Skills Training

Career Mentoring, Preparedness & Development

Career Mentoring, Preparedness & Development

Education Building Services & Academic Support

Education Building Services & Academic Support

Teacher Capacity Building Opportunities

Teacher Capacity Building Opportunities

Scholarship Opportunities

Scholarship Opportunities

Work Readiness Skills

Work Readiness Skills

Entrepreneurship Training, Mentoring & Funding Support

Entrepreneurship Training, Mentoring & Funding Support

Data Speaks

By 2050, 1/4 of the world’s working age population will be African

Of the 64 million Nigerian Youth, 11 Million are unemployed

60% of youth labour force aged 15-24 are unemployed or underemployed

13.9% unemployment rate

Employers’ key concern is the lack of employability skills amongst graduates

62% of employers challenges are Inadequate workplace skills and bad work attitude

National pupil/class ratio at secondary level: 62:1

20% of youth unemployment constitute tertiary graduates

A Nigeria with the human capital to drive transformational economic and social development.

Our Vision

A Nigeria with the human capital to drive transformational economic and social development.
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Our Mission

Enhance access to basic & quality education for all whilst institutionalizing enterprise, employability, work readiness skills development opportunities at secondary and tertiary levels.

Diversity

Culture

4 of the 6 geopolitical zones are represented across SOSF Leadership

Gender

60% of SOSF leadership are women

Age

80% of SOSF leadership is under the age of 35

Guiding Principles

  • We cooperate with individuals, corporates, not-for-profit, governments and international bodies to achieve the best results in human capital development in Nigeria
  • We strongly believe that schools are not the only vehicles for delivering education and that there are many pathways for learning and education for youth
  • We are open, honest and accountable in our relationships with everyone we work with, and with each other
  • We only accept funding/partnerships that don’t compromise our ability to address issues thoroughly & objectively
  • We only provide accurate reports of our activities to our stakeholders
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  • We embrace and drive change
  • We only implement solutions that will address all facets of a problem and be based on high standards of research including data gathering, observation and feedback

Core Values

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Professionalism: We act with integrity, are responsible & provide best quality in our work. We “walk the talk” | “our word is our bond”

Service and Impact Driven: We are building youth with better values, knowledge and skillsets, acting as drivers for socio-economic change in Nigeria. We deploy programs with impact at the heart of promoting human capital development

Inclusiveness and Transparency: We value learning and feedback. We pursue all opportunities to learn and that involves ensuring everyone is included in this feedback and learning process. We have nothing to hide

Citizenship Development & Diversity: We promote diverse, yet unified teams collaborating to jointly attain our common goals. We support students from all backgrounds, gender, religion and culture

Volunteer Mobilization: We provide a platform for individuals from diverse backgrounds, gender, ages, professions & cultures to collaborate to create value for youth and the country

Knowledge Sharing: Because sharing experiences, skills and knowledge with others effects rapid and sustainable change