[Apply Now] Rural Youth Skill Acquisition Programme RYSA for Young Nigerians

The Rural Youth Skill Acquisition Programme RYSA is organised by the Centre for Rural Youth Entrepreneurship and Environmental Development with support from the Federal Government with UNCDF,UNIDO and EU as funding partners.The program is designed to take the skill acquisition programmes to the rural youth population with the objectives to create income-earning opportunities, stem youth restiveness, discourage rural-urban drift and grow the local economy. The target youths demography are Nigerians youths who are of native origins from a rural community and are also in need of business start-ups and fundamental business skills.

The RYSA programme has two training components as follows:
– The Practical / Hands-on training: This entails training of beneficiaries of the programme to acquire further practical skills required for them to succeed in their chosen enterprises. This training will be carved out by Master Trainers designated across different communities Nationwide.
– The Community Business School (CBS) training: The CBS Is a mandatory programme for all RYSA beneficiaries to be undertaken once a week for twelve weeks in the course of the practical/hands-on training programmes. The programme is meant to equip beneficiaries with life and business skills that are critical to success In life and business.

Sponsor: Nigerian Government
Category: Training
Eligible Country: Nigerians
Application Closing Date: 29th Jan. 2023

Eligibility Criteria

  • Must be between eighteen (18) to thirty-five (35) years of age.
  • Must hail from a rural community accross the 36 states in Nigeria.
  • Must have First School Leaving Certificate (FSLC) or higher.
  • Must have basic knowledge on any of the listed enterprises/ventures , and have shown interests in RYSA program.
  • Be willing to learn new skills in the choosen area, which will help grow his/her personal venture after the training course.

Available Skills

1.   Aluminum Profiling
2.   Catering and Confectioneries
3.   Electrical Installations and Repairs
4.   Fashion and Designs
5.   Hair Dressing
6.   Makeover
7.   Plumbing
8.   POP, Screed Making and Painting
9.   Tiling
10.   Welding and Fabrication
11.   Woodwork and Furniture
12.   Solar Works
13.   Auto Mechanic

Program Benefits

  • Monthly Stipend
    Beneficiaries of the program will receive the minimum monthly stipend of N50,000 in the course of their 6(six) months training with RYSA
  • Startup-Packs
    The Startup-packs for RYSA Nigeria program are;
    – Work Tools
    – Seed Grants
    The Work Tools are equipments that will be given to beneficiaries at the end of the training, which will be used to start up their own enterprise. While the Seed Grant supports their ventures as new employers of manpower

Application Process

Interested applicants are to check the official website for the proper Application procedures. Visit the official announcement page for more details. To start your application, Click the apply now button below.


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