Leveraging on the education, gifts and raw skills of individuals and their community assets to create sustainable social solutions
Prikkle Academy's Collaborative Community program engages rural Nigerian youth and young adults in an intensive training that helps them realize their full potential and develop sustainable social solutions for their communities.
Prikkle Academy's Collaborative Community program engages rural Nigerian youth and young adults in an intensive training that helps them realize their full potential and develop sustainable social solutions for their communities.SEE LESS
Stage 4: Transition to Scale
Soft or Life Skills, School-to-Work Transition and Parent & Family Engagement
Soft or Life Skills, School-to-Work Transition and Parent & Family EngagementSEE LESS
Funds Raised to Date
Lack of access to topical knowledge: Rural children and youths are living 10 years behind the world because they do not have access to the internet and a global community where knowledge sharing and peer-to-peer learning can be enhanced.
Stifled Creativity: The school has created a wall that blocks off curiosity and doesn’t celebrate innovation.
Illiteracy and unemployment: Rural youths don't have the competencies and skills they need to get and keep a job.
We co-create these innovation hubs (called makerspaces) with rural youths and children.
The makerspaces open for 7 days and 12 hours every day. The participants have the opportunity to find the tools they need to translate knowledge into action instantly.
We introduced the Innovative Classroom project for children in rural communities. Our team collaborates with classroom teachers and youths from the makerspace to engage in-school children in hands-on learning.
The population of individuals served: Peri-Urban, Rural
Income of population served: Bottom quintile (0-20%)
Gender of population served: all
Mission and Vision
Nurture the creative skills of youths, empower them to create real-time innovative solutions to the everyday problem and be able to lead successful lives through job creation and collaboration.
-Turning waste into treasures: We have made different solutions out of trash, we have created organic fertilizers for farmers, we have made solutions for homes, we have designed learning for traditional classrooms mostly from items that are thrown away. We transform knowledge into action (in the form of solutions to everyday problems).
-Learning is decentralized: There are no ‘teachers’ and ‘students’. Our facilitators (called Catalysts) come to the sessions to learn and ask provoking questions that help our participants to think and come up with brilliant ideas.
-No tests or exams: Real learning as real life is happening. The examination is happening every time and the students are tracking their own progress.
Planned Goals and Milestones
To start another grassroots makerspace in a new community (and country)
|Projected Cumulative Lives Impacted||5,000|
|New Implemented Countries||Liberia|
|Recruit||3 Management staff, 15 Volunteers, 5 Advisors|
|New Feature||Create Multi-disciplinary Rural Makerspace|
The Team Behind the Innovation
[Male] Jake Okechukwu: 10 years experience in the use of traditional media for development and 5 years in legal strategy and human development.
[Female] Onafeso Oluwatimilehin: An organizational development consultant - helping young organizations to implement impactful projects and remain sustainable.
[Male] Fasoranti Damilola: Social entrepreneur and has 5 years of experience in empowering rural communities in Africa and Asia.
EXECUTIVE TEAM INCLUDES WOMEN