The Youth Cooperative and Enterprise Academy is a job creation program aimed at jumpstarting socio-economic reforms among youths through massive enterpreneurship training and financing.
The academy is the extension of our Business In You Talkshow, which is an aggressive campaign launched to encourage young people create jobs for themselves instead of waiting for Government white collar jobs that do not exist anywhere, any more.
For us in African Youth Development Foundation (AFRYDEF), we strongly believe that there is no better and faster way to create employment for the teeming unemployed youths in Nigeria than by encouraging enterprise development among them.
Our Cooperative Plans
The Cooperative comes with various plans for unemployed youths, adults and for students with various sign up fees, ranging from Plan A: N5,000; Plan B: N3,000; Plan C: N1,000 and Students Plan: N2,000.
The benefits among others include grants and start-up capitals of about: N5 million for those signing up for Cooperative Plan A; N2.7 million for those signing up for Cooperative Plan B; N1.7 million for those signing up for Cooperative Plan C; and N2 million for those signing up for the Students Plan.