About Us

What is Vision 2020: YERI?

Dr. Ibilola Amao
Consultant, Vision 2020 
Youth Empowerment and Restoration Initiative

The “Vision 2020: Youth Empowerment and Restoration Initiative” is a youth and national development initiative of Lonadek Nigeria Limited.

Motivation for Vision 2020: Youth Empowerment & Restoration Initiative (YERI):

“In 2005, we were contracted by a multinational to employ some Nigerians for their fabrication yard in Port Harcourt. Out of over a thousand CVs, we shortlisted over a 100; we set tests and assessments for them and then shortlisted about 20 for interviews conducted over a period of 3 days. I sat in the room with expatriates from Milan, Paris, Port Harcourt fabrication yard and Lagos Office and was totally embarrassed by Nigerians answering questions in a very disgraceful manner. These were intelligent people who had passed the assessment but anytime questions were thrown at them that required them to think outside the box or apply the knowledge they had in a skilled manner they totally failed. I realized there was something wrong with our educational system in Nigeria. I thought perhaps there’s not enough practical, creative thinking and reasoning, field work or course work involved in the 400/500 level studies hence we end up with engineers who are unable to solve problems that are presented to them other than theoretically. So that’s what really led us into thinking about trying to solve the problem with our educational system.”
– Dr. Ibilola Amao, Project Consultant.

Who are we?

The Vision 2020 Youth Empowerment and Restoration Initiative (YERI) is a non- for profit youth and national development initiative established in 2006 with the aim to empower 100, 000 Nigerian youth in Senior secondary School 1 – 3, year 1 and 2 undergraduates of institution of higher learning by the Year 2020. YERI has empowered 92,154​ thousands youth through our “catch them young” initiative programmes namely:

  • Career Counselling and Industry Awareness Workshops
  • Young Transformer /Innovators Science Project Competitions
  •  Summer Camp
  • Annual Essay Competitions

Mission

To empower youths and prepare them for a fulfilling and rewarding career ahead. To add value to the Nigerian economy through the “catch-them-young” strategy of reaching out to the grassroots for promising students who can drive Nigeria into a position of dominance in science, technology, engineering and mathematics by year 2020 and beyond.

Vision

To see Nigeria become one of the top 20 countries by the year 2020 and utilize accelerated development programmes to ensure that restive energy is converted to constructive energy.

Our Partners

Donate

LONG-TERM IMPACT

The Vision 2020 Youth Empowerment and Restoration Initiative largely supports and underpins the Vision 2020 goals of Nigeria to become one of the 20 largest economies in the world, a significant player in the global economic and political arena through youth empowerment and industry awareness ,leadership ,entrepreneurial and vocational skills development. By the year 2020, YERI would have successfully impacted one hundred thousand youths across Nigeria with relevant skills, industry and professional awareness trainings. In the long run, more youths would have been prepared to take up challenges in different spheres of our national development and add tremendous value.to the socio-economic transformation drive of the nation.

Your financial commitment as sponsors and donors will enable us to accomplish our mission to empower youths and prepare them for a fulfilling career ahead.

CORPORATE SPONSORSHIP:

Sponsorship at this level will:

  • Assist in funding the venue for the workshop.
  • Provide educational materials for approximately 1,000 students.
  • Help with Logistics and publicity

Sponsorship at this level will:

  • Help purchase laboratory equipment so that students can have a practical experience of lesson taught
  • Provide Educational materials for approximately 500 students.

Sponsorship at this level will:

  • Provide educational materials for approximately 300 students
  • Help fund the Young Transformers/ Innovators science project competition

Sponsorship at this level will:

  • Provide educational materials such as notebooks, mathematical sets, career technical and nontechnical handbooks, graph book, pens and bags for approximately 250 students.
INDIVIDUAL SPONSORSHIP:

Sponsorship at this level will:

  • Provide educational materials such as notebooks, mathematical sets, career technical and nontechnical handbooks, graph book, pens, bags for approximately 150 students

Sponsorship at this level will:

  • Provide educational materials such as notebooks, mathematical sets, career technical and nontechnical handbooks, graph book, pens, bags for approximately 100 students

Sponsorship at this level will:

  • Provide educational materials such as notebooks, mathematical sets, career technical and nontechnical handbooks, graph book, pens bags for approximately 50 students

Sponsorship at this level will:

  • • Provide educational materials such as notebooks, mathematical sets, career technical and nontechnical handbooks, graph book, pens and bags for approximately 20 students