FACEYOUTH has a long tradition of charitable giving and philanthropy.

The Foundation for Advancement of Child Education and Youth Empowerment  is a grassroot inspired non-profit organization. We are a volunteer driven charitable organization with vested interests in promotion and support of quality education for the underserved African child, as well as promotion and provision of vocational and skills acquisition programmes for the empowerment of youths. 

FACEYOUTH, founded and registered in 2016 in Nigeria and the United Kingdom (UK), was established in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) focus number four (4) of quality education for all.

We believe in the ability of an educated and empowered African child who deserves an opportunity to go to school and stay in school. FACEYOUTH also commit to providing the necessary support to ensure children and young African talents reach their full potential.

FACEYOUTH volunteers, are a team of experts who are willing to donate their TIME, ENERGY AND/OR MONEY (TEAM), and are all committed to support a good/noble cause.

OUR VISION

 To promote quality education for underserved African children and ensure that every young talent has a chance to reach their full potential.

 

 OUR MISSION/WHAT WE DO

 To bridge the gap in education opportunities and achievement between school children in rural communities and school children in more developed communities as well as to drive community development through empowered youths and ICT implementation.

Support rural community schools, children and youths in Africa with needed educational resources through provision of access to e-Learning centers, vocational and skills trainings, scholarships and development of arts and sports talents.

Develop partnership networks with the government, international organisations and other relevant bodies in  the realisation of the organisation vision. 

Empowering young talents by providing them with grants and opportunities to guide them towards their future goals; inspiring young African talents to become impactful role models and entrepreneurs; while upholding our values and heritage.

 

 CORE VALUES

Advancement of quality education for underpriviledged children

Inspiring and empowering young African talents

Innovation and Entrepreneurship·

Promotion of our values and heritage

Our dream is to envision a world free of discrimination and injustice. A world where every child will live up to their potentials. A world, where there will be no compartmentalization, no categorizations, no stratification. We want a world, where the talented underprivileged, underserved children are given the same opportunity to compete favorably with those born with silver spoon. A world where everyone irrespective of their gender, race, religion, background, network, family ties or location is given equal opportunity to thrive and excel.

We are very keen to encourage applications from individuals from particularly disadvantaged and underserved groups. We classified these groups as those who are:

1. Resident in the refugee camps and settlements,
2. Those who have lost close family members,
3. Those who are particularly vulnerable such as people with disabilities
4. Those who have themselves been victims of violence or who’s their parents cannot afford to fund basic education for them due to poverty (living below $1/day), and are out of school for this reason.

OUR HISTORY
FACEYOUTH was founded by Ifunanya (Ify) Anyaegbu an Engineer and Social Entrepreneur. She started her career in the oilfield with Schlumberger as a Technical Engineer, before advancing to line management.  She has worked in different locations in the world from arctic onshore rigs to deep water offshore rigs mostly in the United Kingdom, Middle East and West Africa.

The organization first started as non-registered charity in 2006, which Ify co-founded with a group of her female friends and colleagues in the oil industry,  whilst working in the challenging oilfield as one of the few female Engineers at the time, the aim was to encourage/support each other, share experiences and seek mentorship; as well as to empower and mentor young girls in senior secondary colleges in Nigeria to take on Sciences, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM). Promote/champion more oil industry opportunities for women.

She also co-founded another non registered children charity with her friends and some family members.

FACEYOUTH, is currently under the administration of an active board of directors and a supportive board of trustees, that have pledged to volunteer their time, talent in supporting the organization and are passionate about giving back and supporting a good cause. They are supported by a team of executive board of advisers and mentors/friends of the organisation, who commit to volunteering their time and talent to promote organisational goals and objectives.  

Organizing activities to raise awareness will be performed by the esteemed and capable executive board members who will volunteer their time and talents.

2025 TARGET
Scholarship for at least 100, 000 pupils/students (to graduate level) and empower 1,000,000 youths with apprenticeship opportunities, partnering with the government and other non-profit organisations to set up skill acquisition centers in Africa which will create about 1,000,000 jobs to impact communities. Set up eLearning facilities/computer labs and sports centres in rural communities in Africa. Organize activities to keep the youths engaged during the long holidays. Send skilled teachers/volunteers to some of the public/government schools in rural areas. Organize cultural talent competitions to showcase African talents to the world and help raise awareness/fund for the organization.  

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