We believe that investing in human capital is indeed central to the development of any society.
AYMP is an initiative created by concerned Northern Nigeria academics and entrepreneurs residing in different parts of the world to provide free career guidance, academic mentorship, leadership training, and entrepreneurship skills to our teeming young populace. Some of the topics to be delivered would include exploration of scholarship opportunities globally, mechanisms of hunting job positions globally, and instruction on how to prepare for professional examinations like the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL), Graduate record exams (GRE) and Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT). Under the diligent supervision of Professor Rabi’a Salihu Said of Physics Department, Bayero University, Kano, the program welcomes all interested persons willing to offer their contributions to human capacity development in the northern region. The mentors are typically renowned and accomplished individuals with a record of excellence in their respective fields. The establishment of such an organization was prompted by the obvious multiple socioeconomic challenges facing the Northern region as well as inadequate awareness among our youths. We believe that investing in human capital is indeed central to the development of any society. The initiative is a form of giving-back strategy to our locality considering the enormous support given to us during our growth phase. It is, therefore, imperative to equip our younger ones too with the requisite tools needed to pursue excellence in all fields of endeavor. The target populations are recent graduates, undergraduate students, and secondary school students. The current undergraduate students, as well as graduates, would be trained on how to start their journeys to postgraduate programs and the necessary preparation mechanism to observe in order to secure opportunities both within and outside the country. Furthermore, our accomplished entrepreneurs would guide them on how to build and sustain successful business ventures to reduce the existing over-dependence on government jobs. On the other hand, secondary school students would be majorly introduced to carrier guidance and course selection process to harness their maximum potential and to reshape their traditional mentality of seeking only a few presumed juicy courses. At present, the program is administered through online media. The main platform is on telegram with the name; “Arewa mentorship program”. All interested persons can join the public group and register their interests. However, it is in our plan to start the physical mentorship exercise.
To equip Northern Nigeria youths at all levels with knowledge and skills needed to explore opportunities globally.
To be a leading youth mentorship program in Nigeria and beyond that provides guidance and an avenue for the teaming youth to discover their potentials and excel in their choosing endeavor with required skills and confidence in their abilities.
“The research is clear: People with mentors perform better, advance in their careers faster, and even experience more work-life satisfaction. But many people don’t know how to find a mentor or establish a relationship.”
The establishment of such an organization was prompted by the obvious multiple socioeconomic challenges facing the Northern region as well as inadequate awareness among our youths.