AYTAGRIC (TEENAGERS IN AGRIBUSINESS/AGRIPRENEURSHIP)
IN-SCHOOL-TRAINING FOR TEENAGERS IN PRIVATE/PUBLIC SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN NIGERIA AND
AFRICA ON AGRIPRENEURSHIP/AGRIBUSINESS.
This project is designed to revolutionize agribusiness In Nigeria and Africa by training teenagers in
secondary schools. The project is designed to train teenagers on ICT integrated Agribusiness with
modern day farming practice. The project will encourage teenagers to embrace agribusiness practice
without necessary changing their career of choice. We aimed to disseminate necessary information and
ensure training of participants in scientific and ICT oriented agriculture practice. For instance, the use of
hydroponics/aquaponics and aeroponics as a tool in landless agriculture practice and how these
techniques can be use in boosting food production in cities where there are land constraints.
Our In-school Training in agribusiness is initiated to encourage teenagers mainly at the secondary
schools to take up the advantage of the value chains in agriculture and other enterprises and use it for
the social economic development of our Nation and Africa. The In-School training in Agribusiness will
expose participants to various opportunities in the Agriculture value chains and how participants can
benefit from Agribusiness without changing their chosen career i.e. you can be a doctor and own a farm.
The program will ensure that the participants understand organized agribusiness. The program will
engage partners and relevant government institutions for technical supports and facilitators. The
participants will take exams to evaluate their understanding of the training. After which they will be
issued with membership certificate and identity card.
The expected outcome of the project is to see that Teenagers engaged in the agribusiness as
agripreneurs, as a solution to food insecurity and unemployment using ICT and modern Agriculture
practice methods. The expected outcome of this project is to see that teenagers in secondary schools in
Nigeria and Africa:
• Develop interest ICT oriented Agribusiness (e-agribusiness).
• Participate in agribusiness taking up opportunities in the agriculture value chains.
• Contribute to economic development through Agribusiness
• Bridge the gap on lack of information on Agribusiness.
Participants will be trained as Peer Educators in the Agribusiness. The trained participants will be
inducted as members of ATEENS for effective follow up after school. The After-school training will allow
the participants to be mentored by seasoned professional in the agribusiness.. Also, participants will be
kept abreast of agribusiness events through seminars, conferences and the organizations official
IMPACT/MEASUREMENT AND EVALUATION
The program will promote food security, reduce inflation, reduce unemployment and crime rate
amongst teenagers, whom, after secondary school do not know what to do and are negatively
influenced by peer pressure. The program will bridge the gap in information dissemination on
We wish to conclude here that the world is fast growing in ICT. The best time to pass information to
young people who are our future leaders is when they are teenagers. We believe that there is nothing
wrong in having Media Stations such as Television and Radio Stations, and Secondary schools that focus
on Agriculture. This will not only solve unemployment challenges bedeviling our continent and Nation
but will also reduce to the barest minimum the negative effects that comes with it.
GOHOTS ( Get Our Heroes Out-of The STREET)
GOHOTS AS PANACEA FOR SOCIAL INSECURITY
GOHOTS which stands for Get Our Heroes Out-of The Street is established to curb the rate of rising
street crimes which has been on the increase in the todays’ world. The greatest human resources is
locked in young people because they have the greatest amount of energy required to positively power
the socioeconomic development of our country and continent.
GOHOTS is ATEENS Sustainable Youths Economic Development Goals (ASYEDG) in line with SDGs
targeted to rehabilitate young people on the street so as to create a crime free generation and reduce
the burden of everyday crime on government budgets.
The street is public place in our society where you find great number of young people. It also refers to
their lifestyle. Most of these peerly influenced and frustrated young people engage in street crimes.
Street crimes is a lose term for any criminal offense in a public place, these include drugs, illegal drugs ,
pickpocketing , cultism, robbery, hooliganism, rape, kidnapping, banditry, prostitution etc. The wikipedia
research pointed out that perpetrators of street crimes are mostly adolescents. Aside from being
offenders they also fall victims to violence and street crimes.
Many factors have been pointed to causing street crimes. These factors include dropping out of schools,
parental neglects and socio economic downturns.
In recent times, the street has been seen as a symbol of societal decadence in our present world.
Goverment spends billions to curb criminals through effective policing and enforcing the law to defend
the citizen taking a critical toll on goverment budgets annually. Not only that but also the victim of street
crimes expend money on medical care property damages and often times loss of income for families.
The sociological consequences of street crimes is that it makes the streets unsafe.
GOHOTS project is therefore designed to tackle street crimes and criminal activities in Nigeria and Africa
at large with a view to assisting the goverment and socioeconomic development. Our philosophy is that
instead of allowing these ‘would have been’ heroes in businesses and leaders of the future to be cut off
in their primes, they should be rehabilitated and given proper orientation of how to live a descent life. In
our society today, we have seen young people rising from the street defying all odds and becoming
global heroes or champs in various industries. This is the perspective of GOHOTS.
GOHOTS is established to create awareness and opportunities on our streets for these young people
whom we call heroes. These young people will be encouraged or motivated to live a better life and be of
use to the society.
The program will engage professional supports from different industries to help to identify young people
who are ready to leave the street and get a better living . The program will organize party annually for
these set of young people where they will be medically attended to, counselled and trained in various
skills that will bequeath to them a better future with adequate mentorship, information and education.
Most of these young people will be engaged in ATEENS FARM CENTER project that is established curb
poverty and food insecurity in line with sustainable development goals. The impacts of this project will
reduce street crimes and creating a crime free society.
To achieve this goals, GOHOTS will needs supports from individuals, corporate societies, government
and charity organizations in technical areas and funding.
- AT4C ( TRASH 4 CASH)
21ST CENTURY WASTE MANAGEMENT MODEL AS OPPORTUNTIES FOR JOB AND WEALTH CREATIONS
In recent times, waste management has become a serious issue globally, especially as there has been
rise in the use of plastic materials for packaging in manufacturing industries related to water production
Waste comes in various forms and the hazards it potent has been seen as a matter of global concern.
The continuous generation of waste without adequate measures in place to manage them has continue
to cause hazards in the ecosystem thereby posing danger to our environmental wellness. The
environmental impact of poor waste management practice and the consequences that comes with it
cannot be over emphasized.
The rise in bottle and sachet water industries in Nigeria and Africa has increase the surge in plastic waste
generation on daily basis and this has led to poor disposal of these non-biodegradable and non
ecofriendly substances in the environment. The hazard constituted by these waste cannot be quantified
as it affects every parts of our daily health. These hazards aside from the facts that they release toxic
materials which finds their ways into the soil and water thereby causing pollution which has great
consequences on our environmental health. The uncontrollable release of plastic trash into the
environment has led to increase in numbers of floods cases recorded in coastal areas in recent times as
most of this plastic trash end up clogging the waterways and blocking drainages.
According to VOA news 2019, Nigeria generates an estimated 32 million tons of solid waste anually
constituting one of the highest amount in Africa of which plastic trash constitute 2.5 millions tons.
Globalcitizen.org reported that Nigeria is one of the biggest contributors of solid waste in Africa. It is
then imperative that goverment pay attention to this looming dangers caused by improper waste
management by adopting the 21st CENTURY WASTE MANAGEMENT MODEL which could help clean up
the environment and also generate more than 360,000 jobs annually. The model also adopt the use of
ICT in waste management.
Waste such as abandoned tyres have been found to serve as breeding places for mosquitoes thereby
causing a rise in the malaria incident .This increase in the malaria burden has not only caused mortality
rate in infants and pregnant women to increase but it has also caused rise in goverment and individual
budgets. WHO reported that Nigeria accounted for 25% in 2018 out of the six (6) countries that
accounted for the more than half of all malaria cases worldwide. The report further stated that children
less than 5 years of age suffers the impact with estimated 67% of all malaria deaths worldwide.
ATEENS has designed a Trash for cash (TRASH4CASH) project called SORT to help solved the issues of
poor waste management practices among Nigerians and African. The program which is designed to
apply ICT, will not only pay Nigerians and Africans for the waste they generated domestically, but will
also help to create job opportunities for youths. Through its awareness campaign programs in schools,
religious centers, market places etc. by educating the people on what the 21st CENTURY WASTE
MANAGEMENT PROJECTS is all about. The TRASH4CASH project will encourage the government to
create policies that will make production and manufacturing industries set aside certain amount of
funding for the clean up project and provide penalties for members of the public that disposes waste
- AT4T (TRAVELS & TOURISM FOR TEENAGERS)
EDUCATIONAL TOURISM FOR TEENAGERS
Tourism is no doubt an education. A widely travelled individual tends to be more knowledgeable about
people and places than individuals who have not. Education should not stop only in reading about
peoples’ cultures in subjects such as Geography and Social studies but must go further in providing
avenues for what has been taught to be seen and felt. The concepts of Geography and Social Studies
subjects taught in schools are to provide the proper knowledge of people and places to students right
from the classroom. To achieve a better understanding of these subjects, tourism is a practical tools that
will provide a life experience of what students are taught in the classroom.
Tourism is one area that has not been given adequate attention in our education sector hence students’
poor understanding of the country or environment they found themselves. As it applies to education,
tourism in the form of excursion should be encouraged to expose the students to the larger society and
help them to understand other peoples’ culture.
According to proshareng.com, The number of international arrivals in the country and employments
generated by the sector are expected to grow by 1.5% and 3.4% respectively by end of year, that is 1.8
million international arrivals and 3.4 million jobs. The report showed that there is a linkage between
environment in terms of social and economic development but unfortunately, the abundance of
opportunities in tourism remains untapped. If properly harness, tourism has the potential to contribute
above 2.4% of the GDP.
Nigeria as the most populous country in Africa and over 250 ethnics groups has an estimated population
size of 182 million, a great potential for domestic tourism. This will not only create employment but also
promote nation building and cultural intergration amongst the unemployed Nigerian youths. This
diverse ethnic and cultural resources in Nigeria which have been a major source of negative concerns as
regards to mis management among ethnic groups can be tapped into to boost the national unity and
revenue for the country. Cultural diversities showed enormous opportunities from fashion, foods,
beliefs and diversities in environmental aesthetics values are vital ingredients in tourism the nation
Aside from the educational benefits of tourism, it has been found that tourism helps individuals health
or well being. Tourism will not only boost the economy of a nation but also assist to mend the fabric of
peace in our society.
Tourism will help students in secondary schools to understand the geographical presentation of our
nation and continent. Through well coordinated excursion or vacation programs, youth exchange
programs, storytelling, and cultural festivities. Teenagers will understand the diversities in the cultural
system that characterized a plurised society like ours.
ATEENS Tourism For Teenagers (AT4T) will project our culture in a more attractive way to the youths.
The project will help teenagers to socialize and be intergrated into the society. AT4T in secondary
schools nationwide will be able to explore the possibility of tapping the opportunities present in the
tourism sector and how it can be use as a tool to educate students, foster national unity, provide
employment for the teeming youths and increase the Countries GDP.
- AFLP (FINANCIAL LITERACY)
The World War 1 generation solved its problems by passing on its expenses via government legislator to
the World War II generation; the World War II generation passed its expenses on to our generation with
pension reform so that the government passes the problem rather than solving it. What are these
problems? One of those problems is the problem of financial survival once a person working years is
over. This is monster of all problems, because too many people expect the government to solve what is
really a personal financial problem.
We have all heard stories that, by the third generation, the fortune of a family is gone. The family
fortune is gone because the third generation has not appreciated the hand work of the previous
generations to gain and preserve the wealth. So instead of reinvesting and rebuilding true wealth, the
third generation is spoiled and expects life to be rich and easy. Why should they study hard or work
hard? After all mom, dad, Grandma and Grandpa worked hard and now have money. They’ll give the
kids anything they want. The kids expect life to be easy. They expect simply to go to school, get a high
paying job, nice house, and nice car, put money in stock market, the stock price goes up, and they
become rich. Is that what we come to expect?
Another major problem we face as a country and continent is the failure or inability to understand the
change in the trend of the modern economy, in other world paradigm has shifted in the economy. What
do we mean by this, we Africans has failed to realize that the world has changed from the industrial age
to an information age. In the industrial age, what was needed was academic and professional education.
Hence, too much emphasis was placed on ‘go to school, study hard and get a high paying job and
benefits, and that your job will take good care of you, this is because what was needed in an industrial
age was manpower’.
The pertinent question here is that to what extent is this industrial age relevant in the face of our
present social–economic reality? It will be safe to say that the industrial age ideas of going to school,
study hard and have secure high paying job is no longer relevant; this is because in our country today
there are too many professionals and graduates without jobs.
In the information age, levels of education are no longer for our survival. We need to know how to
survive when our working days are over and that will require financial education on a large scale. Also
because in the information age, the economy derive its strength from the business of the invisible. What
is required is mind-power, that is the ability to see what others could not see. Just look at the internet
and you will see that the world of invisible is here.
One of the ways for us to see the future is by watching things getting too big; when this happens, look
for something small or invisible to replace it.
Dr. Fuller once predicted that ”the world would soon witness the death of the industrial age. He further
opined that it might be difficult for people to see dawn of the information age simply because the
change would be invisible”.
The problems are only going to get worse as more and more people grow old and need medical care
they cannot afford. This is why we all need to watch how the handling of these problems unfold.
ATEENS; “Business and financial consultant” have solutions to all these problems as articulated here
One of the means through which Nigerians and Africans helps the poor is by giving poor people money.
Giving poor people money only creates more poor people. Having millions in your bank account does
not make one a millionaire. Savers have been losers simply because savings are taxed at a high rate and
inflation wipes out most of the gains.
Two profession needed: first profession, is how we make our money, the second profession, is how we
invest our money. In order to have the second profession, financial literacy or education is mandatory.
ATEENS will work to solve these problem of poverty in our rich lands. The fascinating news is that we
have come up with an unprecedented programs through the power of cash-flow101–202 video games
that teaches businesses and investments.
Cash flow is a board game because investing and financial analysis are subjects that one cannot learn by
reading. A teacher must know the difference between what can be taught and what must be learned.
You can teach a child to memorize the word “bicycle” but you cannot teach a child to ride one. A child
needs to learn how to ride a bicycle by doing. The games will teach in a few hours, what might take a
teacher to teach in 30 years.
WHY GAMES ARE BETTER TEACHERS
We choose to use games as the means of teaching the investment skills, our games require more action
than lectures in the teaching and learning processes. A meeting point is not a preaching point, our
games are meeting points. Games provide a social interaction for learning and helping someone else to
learn. When it comes to investing, there are too many people trying to teach investing by preaching.
We all know that they are certain things that are not best learned by simply reading and listening. Some
things require actions to be learned and games provide this elementary action step to learning. There is
an aphorism that goes:
“I hear and I forget”. “I see and I remember”. “I do and I understand”. We are creating these games as
learning tools to create more understanding on how to invest. The more understanding people have the
more they can see the other side of the coin.
Instead of seeing fear and doubt, the players begin to see opportunities they never saw before because
their understanding increases each time they play the games.
ATEENS also deliver services to the public through seminars, e-communication or e-learning through our
official website. www.afriteens.net
This project/programme of this magnitude requires a great deal of resources which necessitate the
support of well-meaning Nigerians, corporate societies, the government and charity organizations in
technical areas and funding.
“Our progress as a nation and continent can be no swifter than our progress in education”.
A4SP (Security. Teens Self defense training)
A4TSG ( Sport and Games)
AI4C ( Innovation for CASH)
AH4LP ( Charity support: Home for the Less Privileged in Africa)
AE4A ( Scholarship : ATEENS Education for ALL)
AL4T ( Human Right Advocacy)
A4AE ( TEENS for Arts and Entertainments)