Prikkle Academy’s Collaborative Community (CC) Program works in rural Nigeria to help rural out-of-school youth and young adults identify their personal and community strengths and their community potentials, then mobilze these assets into sustainable social solutions.
The program first guides participants through an intensive 3-month boot camp of non-traditional, collaborative learning. Each cohort of students works through facilitator-led training modules based on the asset-based community development (ABCD) approach. Next, participants are paired with community or virtual mentors for a 1-month project development phase. Youth have access to innovative educational resources to start a project as individuals or as a team. Projects are aimed at solving a personal, household or community problem- recent projects have included innovative cooking methods and repurposing of local waste materials for as school furniture.
The CC program is designed to put into the hands of young community members the tools that will help them to offer solutions to community problems long after the end of the 4-month program. Prikkle Academy is convinced of the value of lifelong learning, and the post-program phase is lifelong learning and sharing between Prikkle Academy and the host community.We use the asset-based approach of transforming community education into social solutions by breaking all the barriers to education such as race, religion, age, financial status or educational qualification.
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CEI approaches in actionDeliveryChains or Networks of schools/centersStand-alone school/centerStudent supportCommunity EngagementScience & engineeringEntrepreneurship skills
Model details2016Not-for-profit21st century skills (soft skills)Vocational/technical skillsInformation and Communications Technology (ICT)Science & engineeringEntrepreneurship skillsActiveLong-term projectFree service or product5088%12%
Scale50 students total have completed the 4-month program.55 teachers facilitate the training (onsite and virtually) for the 4 months11 maker space (collaborative community center) is presently in construction22 toolkits of Asset-Based Community Development delivered in 2 communities
2 projects have been completed by participants.July, 2016
The program started in January 2016 and it is being replicated in one additional community. Participants in the new community are starting new projects after going through the program approach.
The program intends to support at least 200 innovative youth through the program in each rural and peri-urban community per year, reaching 1000 youth by 2020. The program will use the train-the-trainer approach to scale the program and extend its reach in the next 5 years.
Monitoring & EvaluationYes
The Logical framework/Action plan for this program contains all activities, training schedules, resources needed and people involved in each of the activities. The data collection, monitoring and analyisis for the program is done by participants and program facilitators simulteously. The reporting flow/output is directly linked to the objectives in the logical framework. The feedback and capacity building design is drawn from the analysis of the outputs in order to deter needed training to complement the progress of the program. The Annual Implementation Plan and Budget is directly linked to the activities of monitoring and evaluation.User satisfactionCost effectiveness/value for moneyDailyNo