Unilever Nigeria and UNICEF partner to present the Future-X Campus Ambassadors Programme (FUCAP). The initiative is to avail 700,000 Nigerian youths, between 16 and 24, with the requisite skills for future job opportunities by 2026.
The scheme is in line with Unilever’s Compass dedication to equipping 10 million youths worldwide with the mandatory abilities for future employment opportunities in the next 7 years.
Unilever also said “UNICEF’s Generation Unlimited Nigeria initiative, a public-private-youth partnership aimed to support 20 million young Nigerians by 2030 with skills and opportunities to transition from learning to earning, through shared-value partnerships around digital skills development, workforce readiness programs, and young people engagement”.
The scheme was created on UNICEF’s Yoma and U-Report Platforms, a dedicated framework for youths, to guarantee a deep reach of university undergrads and other educational institutions in the country.
Tim Kleinebenne who is the Managing Director of Unilever Nigeria said about the program in Lagos that, “FUCAP is targeted at students in Universities and Polytechnics across Nigeria. This is part of our commitment to helping young people in Nigeria reach their full potential and contribute to the development of Nigeria.”
“Our target for FUCAP which is a three-year programme is to equip 700,000 young people with skills to become entrepreneurial-minded, and prepared to keep re-inventing themselves for the future of work annually in the first year of kick-off as quoted by the Human Resources Director, Unilever West Africa, Ola Ehinmoro.
The HR Director went on to say that “We will also engage 100,000 students through hybrid campus seminars that will provide students with information about the skills they need to succeed in the workplace and opportunities to network with employers and other young people. Unilever Nigeria will provide 15 Graduates.”
Cristian Munduate who is the UNICEF Nigeria Representative, expressed delight that “UNICEF is happy to partner with Unilever Nigeria on this important initiative that focuses on developing critical 21st-century skills for young people. We look forward to seeing the positive impact this program will have on the lives of youths across Nigeria in helping them succeed in the workplace and contribute to the economic growth of their communities”.
“Unilever Nigeria is committed to ensuring continuous impact and investment in Nigeria through its brands and operations. The launch of FUCAP in partnership with UNICEF is a demonstration of this commitment.”