YEDI to empower over 1.2m Nigerian youths

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Youth Empowerment and Development Initiative, YEDI, has disclosed that it is targeting over 1,270,000 Nigeria youth with health-related information and services.

By Gabriel Olawale

Youth Empowerment and Development Initiative, YEDI, has disclosed that it is targeting over 1,270,000 Nigeria youth with health-related information and services.

Speaking during the 10th Anniversary of the organisation, the Executive Director of YEDI, Tomisin Adeoye said since the initiative started 10 years ago, they have been able to reach over 260,000 young people with skill programmes in different areas including malaria prevention, HIV prevention, sexual reproductive health, gender-based violence among others.

She hinted that young people that benefitted from their programme turn out to be an asset and game-changer in the communities and schools.

Tomisin said that YEDI currently operates in five geographical locations namely Lagos, Akwa Ibom, Kano, Ogun state, and FCT Abuja, “In the next five years, our plan is to have YEDI presence in each geo-political zone of Nigeria.

“We also plan to reach 1,270,000 young people across Nigeria with…



Source: Vanguard Newspaper

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