One (1) million deliberately designed and packaged Post NYSC job creation programme was conceived to primarily support and mainstream unemployed graduates into the National Skills Qualification Framework (NSQF) complete with certification and access to finance for start-ups.
The programme also attempts to provide unemployed graduates with the opportunity to enroll into continuing education programmes as well as providing them with opportunity for Professional Development Training in teacher education (Professional Diploma in Education), Management Development Certificate
(Management Consultancy Certificate), Competitive ICT certification from CISCO, City & Guilds London, Pearson IUE.
The programme most fundamentally, provides opportunity for unemployed graduates interested in volunteer work in key areas to enroll into LIFE Volunteer service platform which is co-branded and to be managed by Helpline Nigeria 1111/9999 Ltd. The volunteer support service is to be fully funded by Private Sector Operators.
Its feasibility and business plan with proof of concept are in place. Helpline Nigeria service will utilize intending graduate for enrollment in volunteer services conveniently to them through Helpline Cooperative Society. Interested participants must prepare themselves in the course of the service year for the programme. The services are as follows:-
Community News Paper/Public affairs management/Special Publications/Opinion poll
Community Security: Emergency response, crime control, disaster management etc.
Driver/Mechanic: Helpline Transport System
Agricultural Business/Extension Service in key agro business areas
Community based Healthcare providers (first aid, pharmacy technicians, skilled birth attendants)
ICT enabled Services
Professional Management Consultants (Mandev I & II)
About the LIFE Promoters
A Knowledge Economy Industrial Complex with incorporation brand and onjective of facilitating the application of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) for continuing education and entrepreneurship development to underserved and unserved communities of Nigeria.
LIFE is registered as a Limited by Guarantee Company with Corporate Affairs Commission with Cherish Enterprise Institute as the lead promoter of
the program along with stakeholders.
The LIFE Program leverges on Public Private Partnership to drive Dual-mode entreprenuership education access to eligible applicants with concerted leverage on low hanging fruit funding windows from Corporate Nigeria, Development partners, International Donor Agencies and Non-Governmental Organizations.
LIFE programme delivery approach is Dual mode: combining virtual learning support and face to face practical mentorship, internship and competitive certifications.
LIFE project is supported by UNIDO, SDSN, (UN-NGO) Chams mobile, NBTE, MSME Business Management Organizations (MSME BMOs, The Coalition of Entrepreneurs Association and Small Business owners.) as well as Association of Non-Bank Microfinance Institutions (ANMFIN), National Association of Small Scale Industrialists (NASSI)
Catalyst for deepening financial inclusion and promoting inclusive entrepreneurship education through extensive collaboration and partnership with the public & private sector, using cost effective and demand driven approach thereby creating an enabling environment for a robust, sustainable
MSMEs eco-system complex that will grow the economy and catalyse Nigeria's tax to GDP destination.
Enhancing the competitiveness of Youth, Women and Girl-Child to opportunities of empowerment through entrepreneurship capacity development, creating wealth, job opportunities and sustainable MSME's Eco-system Complex for underserved and unserved communities in Nigeria.
Leveraging on concerted slliance network for a dual-mode demand driven entrepreneurship development poised to mainstream subscribers in the National Skills Qualification Framework (NSQF)