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SKILLS OUTSIDE SCHOOL FOUNDATION BRIDGE PROJECT 2015
SKILLS OUTSIDE SCHOOOL FOUNDATION BRIDGE PROJECT 2015
Skills outside School Foundation is a non-profit organisation committed to providing career mentoring and development, employability skills training, scholarship and other educational building services.
The Foundation based in Abuja, Nigeria was established in mid-2014 with high growing capacity to expand to various locations in Nigeria. The greatness of the foundations’ visit comes from all those within it; individuals with diverse skills and backgrounds, drawn from every discipline to work in one common purpose to plan, act, reflect and learn.
In executing its mandate, the To pose a realistic premix of employability skills and mentoring scheme Skills Outside School Foundation targets young adults through her flagship project tagged “THE BRIDGE PROJECT”. The project seeks to introduce amongst the youth, particularly disadvantaged youth, a culture of early career planning and skill development to position them more strongly in the job market post-national youth service. The pilot was completed in September 2014, with the 2015 cycle underway. The Bridge Project has two components: The skill building component with a focus on developing five soft skills i.e. Leadership, communication, teamwork, problem solving and commercial awareness through case studies, activities and discussion.
The mentoring component provides an opportunity for the bridge project participants to embark on mapping out their future educational and career paths early on through the commercial awareness workshop and to explore their interests with paired career mentors. The 2015 recruitment season was an absolute success as 20 very talented students from GSS Garki, Jabi and Wuse Zone 3 each were selected to make the 60 2015 bridge project class.
The Foundations trainers screened and selected 20 students from 46 interested students in GSS Garki, 340 interested students in GSS Wuse Zone 3 and 190 students in GSS Jabi to determine the best and most deserving students. This was based on academic results, teachers’ recommendations and interviews.
The 2015 communication skills and teamwork skills sessions in the three schools were completed on the 5th and 6th and 12th and 13th of February respectively.
Professional Mentors are screened and matched with the students to provide on-going guidance on career paths and changing industry dynamics. The Foundation currently has 70 mentors across over 30 disciplines including: Engineering, Information Technology, Architecture, Physicist, Media, Performance Arts, Law , Pharmacy, Medicine,  Teaching/Education, Accounting, Economics,  Business Management, Sociology,  Agriculture , Creative writing amongst others.
Skills outside School Foundation also offer scholarship to students in the secondary schools through the Sponsor-A-Child scheme funded by various donors
Have you knowledge and expertise you would like to share? Want to support the next generation of students? Wish to support, partner and sponsor the project and the Sponsor-a-child scheme?  Do you have what it takes to be a career mentor? Do you want to be part of our project that works with the disadvantaged, youth unemployability and adding value? The Skills outside School Foundation is the right choice.
Visit us at No 7 Arusha Crescent, Wuse Zone 1, Abuja, or via phone: 08038164060, 08033449156, +447593343986 - E-mail: skillsoutsideschool@gmail.com
 

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WE BELIEVE IN YOU, BELIEVE IN US ASWELL WE ARE DEVOTED IN TOUCHING LIVES. WE ARE WAITING FOR YOUR MESSAGE, CONTRIBUTIONS. YOU CAN MAKE THE WORLD
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1.       A Good Tree Cannot bring forth EVIL FRUIT, Neither can a corrupt tree,Bringeth forth EVIL FRUIT. SKILL OUTSIDE SCHOOL FOUNDATION is devoted in providing mentorship program (Bridge Project), employability privileges, skills acquisition and optimization, Scholarship, Youth Development and Creativity etc
SOS FOUNDATION is a GOOD TREE producing GOOD FRUIT.
Be a part, be SOS Mentor and aswel Be our Partner. We mean YOU
 

1.       I HANDOVER THE KEY TO YOU
It is time to Rise up,
It is time to Touch Lives in any little way that seemeth right to you,
It is time to make the world a better place,
It is time to build global leaders of tomorrow,
It is time to add value to the lives of individual,
REMEMBER: ITS NOT THE NUMBER OF DAYS
THAT YOU LIVE, BUT HOW MUCH YOU IMPACT.
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To pose a long-term solution to the challenge of youth unemployment in Nigeria and the pervasive disconnect between employable skills and the demands of the ‘Alternative Labour Market’ i.e. the private and the third sector – Private Organisations, Multilateral agencies and Non-Governmental Organisations, the Skills Outside School Foundation was founded by Miss Halima Ibrahim Abba during her NYSC year in June 2014 to provide Employability Skill building, Career Mentoring and Scholarship opportunities to disadvantaged youth in Nigeria. The projects by the foundation run for free for bright motivated deserving disadvantaged youth in Government Secondary Schools on the basis that they lack access to opportunities and funding though are very bright and deserving. The foundation was also inspired by the premise that most unemployment intervention programs are targeted at university graduates where very little can be done to enhance employment prospects and are run for a fee which many disadvantaged youth cannot afford. The foundation’s projects are currently based in Abuja with a rollout program to other states including Ogun State currently in the pipeline. The foundation has ambitious goals of providing regional interventionist programs to tackle youth unemployment drivers peculiar to various regions in Nigeria through job enhancement opportunities, funding and entrepreneurship opportunities.
Selection of participants is through a rigorous merit based process that involves interviews, recommendations from head teachers and academic excellence. Diversity considerations – gender and geopolitical zone are also accounted for to ensure a balanced group.
The flagship project of the Foundation tagged ‘The Bridge Project’ commenced as a group community development service project deployed by three Corps members - Ms Halima Ibrahim Abba, Ms Hauwa Ibrahim and Ms Amina Jibrin. The pilot was conducted from February 2014 to September 2014 for 20 select Government Senior Secondary School students in Jabi and Wuse Zone 3 Abuja. The program involved three aspects:
1. Soft skill building workshops – communication, teamwork, leadership, problem solving and commercial awareness over 10 weeks with trainers.
2. A professional mentoring program where each participant is assigned a professional mentor to provide them with on-going career support, mentoring and guidance. A Career Mentoring Open Day in May 2014 with 25 professional mentors providing one-on-one advice to each of the participants provided a chance for the participants to discuss their career interests with industry experts. The foundation supports all career interests range from professional careers such as in Engineering, Law and Medicine to niche careers such as media and performance arts and innovative entrepreneurship.
3.  An Inter-School Competition in September 2014 organised for the participants with the theme: “Nigeria and Us, A Social Challenge, A Possible Solution”. Each team presented their solution to a social challenge chosen and developed by them over the project cycle. The presentations ranged from topics on Exam Malpractice, Gender Parity, Achieving a regulated housing market in Abuja, to Impractical education and inadequate reading culture: focus on laboratories and libraries. The winning team of five participants from GSS Wuse Zone 3 received computer tablets and their education sponsored to the end of secondary school including WAEC, NECO and JAMB fees; while the tuition fees of other participants would be paid by the foundation for a year.
The foundation continues to monitor the progress of the 20 participants through a robust monitoring and evaluation process to follow them into tertiary institutions where more advanced training will be offered through the SOS Careers Program. The SOS Careers Program will provide access to networking events, CV and cover letter drafting skills, mock interview skills sessions, technical and soft skills training, career simulation games/exercises and professional development training. This program will also aid in placing the participants in internships, shadowing opportunities and insight days in various industries to develop the participants’ commercial awareness and competence skills. Thereafter, participants will be connected with independent recruitment advisers and recruitment organisations such as Career Solutions Africa, the foundations’ key partner for placement into the appropriate jobs. The Foundation is running the bridge project for 2015 with 60 students from GSS Jabi, Wuse Zone 3 and Garki.
Funding is provided through the Sponsor-A-Child Scheme where donors are encouraged to sponsor participants of the bridge project who require assistance to complete their secondary education or who are unable to further their education to tertiary institutions due to financial and social reasons.
There are several ways to get involved with the Foundation including becoming a professional career mentor, donating to the Sponsor-A-Child scheme, becoming a member, partnering for the SOS Careers Program, providing contacts to Government Secondary Schools to participate in the program, providing technical partnerships and in-kind sponsorship. Contact us at skillsoutsideschool@gmail.com for further details.
 
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ABOUT US
The Foundation registered in June 2014 currently provides personal and professional career development to disadvantaged young people in secondary and tertiary institutions through skills workshops covering technical and soft skills and commercial awareness, career mentoring opportunities and scholarships. It aims to expand into enterprise education and skill building, access to venture capital and mentorship for entrepreneurial young secondary school leavers in secondary educational reform particularly in Northern Nigeria.
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The communication, teamwork, leadership and problem solving skills sessions in the three schools were completed on the 5th and 6th, 12th and 13th, 19th and 20th, 26th and 27th February respectively.
Volunteer Professional Mentors have been screened and matched with the students to provide on-going guidance on career paths and changing industry dynamics, and give back by sharing their knowledge and experiences with young budding talents in Nigeria. Mentors are sharpening their skills in interacting and communicating. They also have the opportunity to meet their mentees in person and network with fellow mentors in the Career Mentoring Open Day in May 2015.
The Foundation currently has 70 mentors across over 30 disciplines including: Creative writing, Engineer-ing, Information Technology, Architecture, Media, Performance Arts, Law, Pharmacy, Medicine, Accounting, Economics, Business Management, Sociology, Agriculture, amongst others.

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TESTIMONIAL - 2014 BRIDGE PROJECT PARTICIPANT.....
“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 Project. I feel lucky to have been a part of the Bridge Project. I hope I am able to take advantage of the university program once I enter university” - Joseph Ugochukwu, 2014 Bridge Project Participant.
As the 2015 cycle unveils we hope for greater height.

Have some knowledge and expertise you would like to share? Want to support the next generation of students? Join the Mentorship Program. Simply follow the link below and get registered. https://docs.google.com/…/1WeksOdw82OdOkx9m78vIe5sSHuv…/edit#
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