U.N.I.T.E. launched its first program in Abuja, the capital city of Nigeria, last week. The program was a big success – with an audience of 50 youth from the NGO Youth Ablaze, and support from the United States Embassy – it was a landmark for a youth-centered approach to bridging environmental and criminal justice curriculum for youth in Abuja.
Here is the press release from the United States Embassy in Abuja:
United States Diplomatic Mission to Nigeria, Public Affairs Section
Plot 1075, Diplomatic Drive, Central Business District, Abuja. Telephone: 09-461-4000. Website at http://nigeria.usembassy.gov
March 21, 2013
American Fulbright Scholar Organizes Training for Youth
Abuja – A youth justice program from Lagos, Nigeria, known as U.N.I.T.E. (You and I Teach Each Other) will take place in Abuja for local youth on March 23rd, 2013.
The training in Abuja will involve 50 youth from the local youth NGO Youth Ablaze. American Fulbright Scholar Erica Licht of Justified Outdoors is organizing the training, in collaboration with Youth Ablaze, and with support from the United States Embassy.
You are cordially invited to cover this training which will take place on Saturday March 23rd, 2103 from 9am to 3pm at the Conference Hall, National Centre for Women Development, Tafawa Balewa Street, Central Area, Garki, Abuja (opposite Central Bank of Nigeria, Headquarters).
U.N.I.T.E. is a youth justice and environment program aimed at empowering youth through curriculum related to criminal justice, environmental and experiential education. Through peer-to-peer education, group discussions and workshops participants learn life skills to promote their engagement with positive behavioral development, as well as leadership in their communities.
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Other relevant information about U.S. policies and programs in Nigeria can be found on our website: http://nigeria.usembassy.gov.