Commitment to Action

Putting Nigeria to Work with Technical and Vocational Skills

Commitment by

The Tony Elumelu Foundation

In 2012, the Tony Elumelu Foundation committed to designing and implementing a technical and vocational training curriculum over a period of five years that will address the skills gap and unemployment problems in Nigeria. Focusing first on Lagos, the Foundation will deploy a combination of human resources, grants, impact investments and policy advocacy to deliver on this ambitious goal. The Foundation will partner with public sector agencies, innovative technical partners, other domestic and international philanthropists and impact investors to deliver courses whose curriculum will be informed by a study of the latest innovative and low-cost education and training solutions currently available. These will be paired with an apprenticeship program to help students transition from theory to practice. Finally, the Foundation will work with government partners to influence broader policies on technical and vocational training.

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Commitment

Putting Nigeria to Work with Technical and Vocational Skills

Launched

2012

Est. Duration

5 Years

Estimated Total Value

$1,000,000

Region

Africa

Countries

NIGERIA

Commitment by

The Tony Elumelu Foundation

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

Centum Learning LTD