You remember those lectures that we were forced to attend in camp from 9:00am to 2:00pm? Those ones we slept through and grumbled through because at the time we saw no importance of it? Now is the time to put it into use.

The Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development (SAED) programme of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) was inaugurated in March 2012 to “address” unemployment in the country by teaching corp members skills they will need to be self-employed in today’s harsh economy.

Various states have various skills that they have registered for their Corpers to learn. Some include Bag making, baking, bead making, paint making etc. With this knowledge, youth corps members enter the society as intellectual entrepreneurs and by achieving their potentials, society is transformed. We learn how to be self dependent and business owners on our own and have some form of sustenance for the service year or even after the service year.

The program is supported by NYSC and various institutions ready to help Corpers start up on their own. Organizations differ by state. So Corpers interested in starting up their businesses and needing help with capital are free to reach out to their State coordinator or Director for help.


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