Youths are the powerful assets of the nation, they are full of strength and intellectual ability which if properly utilized could assist in making society a better place. They are leaders of our nations that is why it is necessary to invest in them.

The word “Empowerment” refers to a process designed to increase the degree of self-determination in people in order to enable them to present their interests in a responsible way.

Youth empowerment is a word you must have heard, but have you ever wondered what it is?

Young people are the backbone of society. Their participation in all aspects of society is very important. Unfortunately, we see many Nigerian youths being deprived of this. They have no or limited roles in decision-making processes or leadership programs at the local and national levels.

Youth empowerment involves children and Youth being encouraged to take charge of their lives. It is a way of encouraging the youths to do magnificent things for themselves and society. They do this by addressing their situation and then take action in order to improve their access to resources and transform their consciousness through their beliefs, values, and attitudes. Youth empowerment aims to improve quality of life and also provide skilled and empowered youths. This is achieved through participation in youth empowerment programs.

Youth empowerment is different from youth development because development is centered on developing individuals. While empowerment is focused on creating greater community change, which relies on the development of individual capacity.

In 2020, the estimated youth unemployment rate in Nigeria was at almost 14.2 percent, which is more reason why youth empowerment is a necessity.

There are a lot more benefits and reasons as to why Youth empowerment is important,

Youth empowerment can curb the rate of poverty to a large level.

One of the keys to empowering the Nigerian youth is skill development. When a youth is equipped with essential skills, he or she can utilize them to feed, assist others, and even invest for future use, thereby aiding the nation economically. This will in turn contribute to the increase in employability and add to the GDP of the nation.

When the youths are empowered, they empower the masses, thereby paving the path for a better future. To build a better tomorrow, we need to nurture the youths of today.

Empowerment ensures that they have the necessary skills to sustain a livelihood, preventing them from adopting a life of crime.

A youth empowered society will not seriously suffer from the problem of unemployment that many nations are battling within this current time. A skillful youth is a job creator.

The 21st century is not in the distant future- it is today. Youth empowerment is of good importance to both nations and the empowered. Outside the government creating Youth empowering programs, the youths should see it as a duty to personally develop themselves. This is because at the end of the day the best thing you can bring to any environment is YOU.

Suntwist Nigeria Limited, an agro-investment company presents to you the Go Green empowerment program which is channeled towards Youth empowerment. It is an initiative aimed at Empowering 5000 Nigerian Youths through; Free training on a vast number of things under agriculture. Mostly on greenhouse farming and how to manage a greenhouse, mentoring programs, providing scholarships to secondary students down to tertiary institutions.

Through partnerships with other firms, we will be making materials needed for Farming available.  It is also a great platform for the youths to gain relevant skills and at the same time be empowered rightly.

We will also be creating job opportunities for 1500 Nigerian Youths. This is to eradicate the rate of unemployment in the nation as well as strengthening the food security in Nigeria.

Jump into this opportunity and thank yourself later for making such a decision.