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CSOs to empower youths on installing solar

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By Akintola Timothy

The Hope Hossana Foundation & DG-Integrated Solar Service team up for project.

The Civil Society Organization (CSO) plays a significant role in influencing and facilitating development across communities in Nigeria. Mostly saddled with multi-faceted responsibilities, this organization ensures the provision of social welfares, humanitarian services and numerous economic empowerment schemes. CSOs have also been critical in policy advocacy roles and holding the Nigerian government accountable. Recent reports on the effectiveness of CSOs in Nigeria have led to the narratives about the localization, as well as the clamor for the Nigerian government to also create an enabling environment for the Civil Society Organizations to function efficiently.

On the role of CSOs in the social and economic development, two Civil Society Organizations, The Hope Hossana Foundation and DG-Integrated Solar Energy Services are collaborating on a project themed “Light up Abuja”. This project, which was recently unveiled, is set to provide a six-month training programme for at least 10,000 Nigerian youths on the installation of solar energy, as well as the CCTV camera installation and maintenance in Abuja, the country’s Federal Capital Territory.

Light-UP Abuja, to facilitate the empowerment of many Nigerian youths.

Engineer Chibueke Onyejietu, the Managing Director of De-Integrated Solar Energy Services noted that the organization had been so invested in the training Nigerian youths along this profession. This was during the unveiling ceremony which also took place in Abuja. He also gave his full assurance that the Light-UP Abuja training programme, scheduled to commence by the first week of December, would facilitate the empowerment of numerous Nigerian youths for free, with the help of The Hope Hossana Foundation.

The engineer stated that with this training, numerous participants would be granted the opportunity to learn a lot more about solar energy, security systems and how they give back by also training other youths. Onyejietu also noted that the needed equipment’s required for the training is to be made available by DG-Integrated Solar Energy Services, emphasizing that with the support of their partner foundation, the project will meet its proposed aims and objectives which include the empowerment of youths in Nigeria, reduction of unemployment and reduction of social vices in the country.

Concepts for solar energy to be inculcated in the 6 months training.

On his enthusiasm, the engineer averred that the lackadaisical power situation and growing unemployment rate among youths had prompted this idea. He said that the six-month intensive training will grant the participants the opportunity to understand the essential conception of the solar energy and CCTV installation and maintenance, as well as other important skills. He stated that there was a need to give them technical knowledge on paradigms to being immensely self-reliant, enhancing a better living standard for them and encouraging a crime-free society.

The project organizers have however encouraged youths from the six area councils in Abuja Municipal to make themselves available for this one in a lifetime opportunity. He stated that training centers have also been designated across the 11 centers including Jabi, Lugbe, Gwagalada, Karo and Kwali. He as well noted that he hoped for agencies and other governmental and non-governmental bodies would support the project in every possible means, which is aimed at propagating national development.

This programme to be backed by the capital’s department of mass education.

Training Director, Dr. Ben Onwudinjo also stated that the programme is being backed by the capital’s department of mass education which has however ensured the facilitation of training centers. He pointed that participants would be sit for modular examinations that would be set by the National Business and Technical Examination Board, with certificates that can be used for registering with the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria to be issued to participants.


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Christiana
Christiana
1 year ago

In Nigeria’s many different communities, the Civil Society Organization, also known as CSO, plays a key part in both influencing and aiding the process of development.

Tolaniiii
Tolaniiii
1 year ago

The project’s goal is to promote national development, so I’d be grateful if agencies and other governmental and non-governmental groups helped in any way they could.

Tolaniiii
Tolaniiii
1 year ago

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Last edited 1 year ago by Tolaniiii
Bola12
Bola12
1 year ago

The project’s intended goals and objectives include the empowerment of Nigerian youths, the decrease of unemployment, and the elimination of social vices in the country.

Abusi
Abusi
1 year ago

The use of a solar is another alternative way in provision of electricity. Empowering youths to learn how to set them up is actually a good thing. It helps alleviate youths from poverty through the skills they will have learnt in the solar panel set ups

Haykaylyon26
Haykaylyon26
1 year ago

Solar is an alternative way of generating electricity teaching the youth how to fix and set it up it is part of creating job for them because people are using solar energy. This is part of skill a person can acquire

jdpumping
jdpumping
1 year ago

The CSO are really doing a great job in order to empower the youths in order to be able to stand on their own and also contribute to the economy of he country.

Taiwoo
Taiwoo
1 year ago

its good that we haveThe Civil Society Organization because they play a crucial role in Nigeria’s communities, both in terms of aiding development and influencing its course.

Chibuzor
Chibuzor
1 year ago

This institution, which is generally burdened with a variety of obligations, is responsible for ensuring the supply of social welfares, humanitarian assistance, and a great number of economic empowerment projects.

Hassan Isa
Hassan Isa
1 year ago

The recently disclosed project would equip young Nigerians with a six-month training curriculum in the installation of solar energy and the installation and maintenance of CCTV cameras in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory of Nigeria.

Nwachukwu Kingsley
Nwachukwu Kingsley
1 year ago

stories about localization and calls for the Nigerian government to facilitate the work of CSOs are all the result of the success that CSOs have had in the country.

Godsewill Ifeanyi
Godsewill Ifeanyi
1 year ago

The Light-UP Abuja training initiative, set to launch in the first week of December, will provide free education and training to hundreds of young people in Nigeria.

Kazeem1
Kazeem1
1 year ago

The project will accomplish its intended goals and ambitions, which include the emancipation of young people in Nigeria, the decrease of unemployment in the country, and the reduction of social vices in the country.

Adesanyaj72
Adesanyaj72
1 year ago

It’s great that the program has the support of the city’s department of mass education, which has, on the other hand, made sure that training centers are easy to access.

Ultra0711
Ultra0711
1 year ago

The generation of energy via the use of solar power is yet another viable possibility. It is really a wonderful thing to provide young people the ability to learn how to put them up. Because of the knowledge that they will have gained by setting up solar panels, it makes it easier for young people to escape from low-income situations.

Iyanu12345ogg
Iyanu12345ogg
1 year ago

kudos to the CSOs….The project will meet its proposed aims and objectives which include the empowerment of youths in Nigeria, reduction of unemployment and reduction of social vices in the country.

theApr
theApr
1 year ago

Many participants would get the chance to learn a lot more about solar energy, security systems, and how they may give back by instructing other young people thanks to this program. Hence, they’d be equipped with abilities that will enable them to make money on their own.

Remi1
Remi1
1 year ago

The project will succeed in its stated aims and goals, which include emancipating young people in Nigeria, lowering unemployment rates, and reducing social vices there.

Tonerol10
Tonerol10
1 year ago

For CSOs to empower youths on installing solar. very good skill and job opportunity for many youth. a lot of them will be happy to go into this project

SarahDiv
SarahDiv
1 year ago

Solar system is an untapped area which can resolve power change currently confronting us. Thank to CSO who have it upon themselves to train youth on solar systems installation as part of their community service. Government should please give them free hand to operate since they only contributing their quota in community development.

DimOla
DimOla
1 year ago

Solar system is the future and needed to be taken seriously. This has potential to solve the power supply challenges in the country. CSO should be encouraged by the government by given then room to operate since it is all about community development services.