African Center for Rural Youth Empowerment
The African Centre for Rural Youth Empowerment (ACRYE) was initiated and presented by Dixon Olutade Torimiro as his country’s action programme during his participation at the German Government/FAO’s sponsored 21st International Rural Youth Leaders Training Workshop held in the Bavarian Farmers’ Union Training Centre, Herrsching, Germany between June and July, 2002. ACRYE was officially inaugurated in Nigeria on the 11th of November, 2004 at the Amphi Theatre, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria. Also, its maiden series of Youth Empowerment Publication entitled: Ethical Revolution among Nigerian Youth in Schools and Colleges was launched during the inauguration. The ceremony, which was widely publicized by the various media in Osun State, most especially, National Television Authority (NTA), Ile-Ife, Osun State Broadcasting Corporation (OSBC), Osogbo and Tribune Newspaper, was well attended by over 300 people of various classes including youth and adult. It was a very huge success!
The African Centre for Rural Youth Empowerment (ACRYE) is a holistic development initiative for creating opportunities for young men and women residing in rural communities of Nigeria by empowering them for a decent livelihood, through a group-oriented capacity building, skill development and entrepreneurial endeavours.
OUR AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
The aims and objectives for which the African Centre for Rural Youth Empowerment is established are to:
- develop and promote ideas and/or organize programmes and/or engage in activities that will enhance adequate development of rural youth either solely or in collaboration with government agency, non –governmental organisations, community based organizations, international and/or foreign agencies;
- sensitize and organise rural youth into groups for development and empowerment programmes;
OUR CORE PROGRAMMES
ACRYE offers the underlisted programmes in response to the critical empowerment needs of young men and women based in the rural communities as revealed in the preliminary situational analysis of the rural youth in southwest Nigeria. The programmes are as follows: Talents and Entrepreneurship Development (TED); Apprenticeship Support (AS); Small Business Support Scheme (SBSS); Skills Acquisition Training (SAT); Scholarship Awards (SA); Partnerships and Fellowships (PF); Guardian and Couseling (G&C).
CENTRE’S FACILITIES & EQUIPMENT
The Centre facilities include:
- Olajumoke Hall for hosting small groups of 50 participants for meetings, seminars and workshops.
- A coordinating office space
- Youth educational documentations
- Computers and accessories.
- Multimedia Projector
Olajumoke Hall (Front View)
Olajumoke Hall (Back View)
Goshenland Villa, Opposite CAC Hill of Righteousness,
Seminary Area, Zone 1, Opa, P.O.Box 1134, Lagere, Ile-Ife,Nigeria.
Mobile Phone: 0803 395 3651
Web site: http://www.acrye-ng.org