Updated Mar 15, 2019

Prikkle Academy Collaborative Community Program

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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.
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Stage 4: Transition to Scale

Focus Areas:

Soft or Life Skills, School-to-Work Transition and Parent & Family Engagement

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Implemented In:

Nigeria

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Key Partner
1
Country Implemented In
4
Employees
$7,500
Funds Raised to Date

Problem

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.

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Solution

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.

Target Beneficiaries

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.

Competitive Advantage

-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)
Funding Goal100,000
Projected Cumulative Lives Impacted5,000
New Implemented CountriesLiberia
Recruit3 Management staff, 15 Volunteers, 5 Advisors
New FeatureCreate 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

Milestone

Mar 2019
Recognition ReceivedPENDING
Feb 2018
Key Partnership
ORGANIZATIONLoss of Generality, Ireland 
as part of
 Collaborative Community Program
Sep 2017
New Product Or Service
Nigeria's First Rural Makerspace
Jan 2016
Created
Date Unknown
New Country Implemented In
Nigeria
Date Unknown