Connecting the dots is an intervention program where we mentor At-Risk youths by inspiring them to dream big and do great things with their lives, irrespective of their socio-economic background. We also transfer critical life and soft skills to them through training and exposure to professionals in public and private sectors.
At risks youths are young people that are unlikely to acquire basic literacy and numeracy skills, finish secondary school, achieve financial independence, and become positive members of society. Research has revealed that most At-Risks youths come from poor neighborhoods, where their parents are dead or widowed, separated or divorced, have limited education and are unemployed or underemployed. Some of these youths are raised by single parents or their grandparents and also experience varying degree of domestic and sexual violence.
The goal of PEA Foundation’s mentoring program is geared towards providing skills, guidance and ongoing support (including scholarships) for AT-RISK Youths. Some of the Life and soft skills transferred during the program include Critical thinking & problem solving; Leadership; Financial Literacy; Entrepreneurship; Goal setting & Planning; Communication skills as well as Handling Domestic & Sexual Violence.
One of our focus secondary school is Falz-l-Omar located in Iwaya, Yaba – an underserved community bordered by Oko Agbon, Makoko and other slums. Most students in the school are also from these communities.