When the construction of Abuja began some decades back, thousands of unemployed people flooded to the area seeking employment. A labor camp was built to shelter workers and their families in Nyanya, on the outskirts of where the capital would be built. Now, years later, thousands of unemployed youth roam the streets of Nyanya and Abuja.
In 2006 the administration determined to find a solution to this problem. A survey was taken targeting the youth and it was determined that one of the skills that was of particular interest among the young people was computer education. To that end, Family Care Eduvision International Services was approached to take part in this project––specifically to construct and manage an IT training center.
Through the support of FCE, not only children, but also their parents have deepened their awareness toward qualitative education. It is encouraging that many of the parents, especially mothers who tend to be uneducated and illiterate, seek to gain literacy. The schools we set up in the targeted communities are also providing adult literacy classes for both men and women. Additionally, we have brought sewing machines in to teach tailoring.