Establishment of Youth Centres
Over the years, Educare Trust has been canvassing government, corporate Nigeria, community and the citizen for Expression Of Interest and ACTION for the setting up of large permanent ACTS Exhibition Centres in the country for the youth to recreate in, receive A-Z career choice and practical exposure in the Arts, Aquaria, Culture, Technology, Science, and Sports– essential ACTS for youth and community development:
Between 2011 and 2012, Educare Trust entered into a tripartite partnership with the PZ Cussons Foundation and Oyo State Government to build a befitting Permanent Youth Centre in Ibadan. The partnership made Oyo State Government to provide a plot of land at Old Ibadan Airport, Samonda GRA at a reduced cost and the PZ Cussons Foundation to build the ground floor. The project was commissioned on May 10, 2012 by the Chairman of the PZ Cussons Foundation, Professor Emmanuel Edozien (OFR).
Kola Daisi Foundation in collaboration with Educare Trust, Nigeria established Kola Daisi Foundation Youth Empowerment Centre (KDFYEC) on February 11, 2012. It began full operation on March 3, 2014. The Vocational Skills Acquisition and Utilization component of the KDFYEC will soon be commissioned. To kick start its activities, the first Career Choice Seminar was organised on March 18, 2014 for ten (10) secondary schools in Ibadan.
Education and Empowerment Projects.
Education is the core thematic area of Educare Trust. Since its inception, the Trust provides ‘out of classroom’ education to both in and out of school youth. It provides education on Health, Democracy and Good Governance. Its educational and inspirational exhibition covers Aquarium, Arts, Culture, Career Choice, Technology & Science (ACTS). Other educational projects include the Neighbourhhod Shop Library, Books for Schools, Drama Contest among secondary schools and Olaudah Equiano Poetry and Prose Contest among young writers. Educare Trust is a foundation member of the Civil Society Action Coalition on Education For All (CSACEFA) Website: www.csacefa.org. Facebook1: CSACEFANIGERIA. Facebook2: Csacefa Pacesseter
Information, Education and Communication Strategy
Educare Trust produced in-house over 35 adverts, each 30 seconds long on all the Educare Trust thematic areas on social and moral issues. The adverts cover AIDS, safety belts, anti- smoking, Democracy and Good Governance, Corruption, Sickle Cell Ignorance, Voting Empowerment, Environment and other areas
Educare Trust Nigeria has a drama group, ‘Educare Trust Players’ and a musical group, ‘Educare Trust Echoes’, which are woven around its youth members. The objective of setting up these two groups is to groom and use creative talents inherent in the youth for regenerating the community. Educare Trust uses these two groups to reach out to the public on its thematic areas. The drama group has performed more than 50 anti-social vices skits and drama sketches in public places. The musical group has two albums, ‘HEARTBEAT’ and ‘LIFE’, to its credit.