RCE Greater Yenagoa - 2018

REPORT ON SECOND ANNIVERSARY CONFERENCE ( SUPERHEROES) AND OTHER ACTIVITIES OF SPRINTLIFE
Basic Information
Title of project : 
REPORT ON SECOND ANNIVERSARY CONFERENCE ( SUPERHEROES) AND OTHER ACTIVITIES OF SPRINTLIFE
Submitting RCE: 
RCE Greater Yenagoa
Contributing organization(s) : 
SPRINTLIFE
Focal point(s) and affiliation(s)
Name: 
MR. PAUL JOHN AGHARA
Organizational Affiliation: 
DIRECTOR OF SPRINTLIFE
Format of project: 
Manuscript and Power Point
Language of project: 
English
Date of submission:
Wednesday, June 6, 2018
N/A
At what level is the policy operating?: 
Local
Geographical & Education Information
Region: 
Africa and Middle East
Country: 
Nigeria
Location(s): 
Bayelsa State
Ecosystem(s):
Level of Education for intended audience:
Socioeconomic and environmental characteristics of the area : 
RCE Greater Yenagoa covers four local government areas in Bayelsa state of Nigeria. Yenagoa and its environs are, mainly, lowlands and wetlands that, are seasonally flooded with many rivers and rivulets crisscrossing the whole area. The coastal areas have mangrove vegetation, which provides several ecosystems’ services for sustenance of livelihood of the people fishing and farming such crops as cassava, plantain, banana and other short season crops as maize and vegetables.

There is general poverty in the area and women are the most vulnerable group because of the inherent cultural discriminations against women.
Description of sustainable development challenge(s) in the area the project addresses: 
Overpopulation and the attendant resource scarcity and competition including:
1. Lack of employment for able bodied people which adversely affects youths and women most.
2. Poverty and lack of access to finance to boost livelihood and other businesses.
3. Excessive competition for school admissions and the attendant high cost of education
Contents
Status: 
Ongoing
Period: 
January, 2016
Rationale: 
Youths are a critical stakeholders in our communities.
Objectives: 
1. To inspire young people to find hope and see possibilities in the face of impossibilities
2. To teach young people the power of vision, how it influences them and the benefits of living a visionary life.
3. To inspire young people to identify their passion and talents and develop the attitude to work hard in achieving their goals in the field of interest including academic pursuits, economic endeavours, religion, politics etc.
Activities and/or practices employed: 
1. Facilitation
2. Workshops
Size of academic audience: 
Whole youths in the communities through the leadership
Results: 
Completed workshops
Lessons learned: 
Team building
Capacity building
Key messages: 
Youth empowerment
Entrepreneurial training for vulnerable group
Relationship to other RCE activities: 
Involving youths in community development
Funding: 
100% OF funding was by SPRINTLIFE
UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
(https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/sdgs) and other themes of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)
SDG 1 - End poverty in all its forms everywhere 
Direct
SDG 2 - End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture 
Direct
SDG 3 - Ensure healthy lives and promote wellbeing for all at all ages 
Indirect
SDG 4 - Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all 
Direct
SDG 8 - Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment, and decent work for all 
Direct
SDG 10 - Reduce inequality within and among countries 
Indirect
SDG 16 - Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels 
Direct
SDG 17 - Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalise the global partnership for sustainable development 
Indirect
Theme
Traditional Knowledge  
Direct
Global Action Programme (GAP) on Education for Sustainable Development – Priority Action Areas
Priority Action Area 1 - Advancing policy 
Direct
Priority Action Area 2 - Transforming learning and training environments 
Indirect
Priority Action Area 3 - Building capacities of educators and trainers 
Indirect
Priority Action Area 5 - Accelerating sustainable solutions at local level 
Direct