Service Initiatives

A). Physical Safe Space Programme (PSSP):

Our post primary co-curricular support service for secondary institutions, the voluntary  interactive physical safe space training sessions, designed separately for both junior and senior secondary students attempts to positively mold the character of teenagers by providing participants with information and tools to learn to be civil, overcome timidity, learn to be assertive, learn to manage peer friendships and pressures in and outside school environment, prepare for tertiary education, understand patriarchy, gender issues, healthy masculinity and femininity, women empowerment, basic health and financial education as well as combat exposure to the temptation of irregular migration, drugs, sexual violence and abuse, communication and leadership skills etc. Teen Africa safe space trainings are designed to operate as informal co-curricular activities designed to operate alongside formal school curriculums and settings so as to create a safe environment for students to feel free to express themselves. The Programme runs from 3 to 12 weeks depending on school dynamics and peculiarity.

B) Club Formation Programmes (CFP):

Establishing clubs in secondary schools forms one of our strategic modes of operation. We recognize the critical role students as young people can play as agents of change both within the school and the wider community. Hence we build new school based clubs and support existing ones to achieve excellence through providing a consistent supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to develop personal, communication, leadership and soft skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth. Some of these clubs, houses the pool of physical safe space graduands who successfully complete our safe space sessions.  Such clubs are platforms where students, armed with shared values gleaned from of our PSSP sessions continue to engage and influence other students and young people within and outside their communities. Each term, club members jointly agree upon, design and roll out monthly or bi-monthly activities which will be jointly executed within the school. The goal of this is to promote the values of team work, positive social behaviour, healthy masculinity, and femininity among our teenagers. In order to standardize the operations of these Clubs in all schools and to build capacity of members to be effective, guidelines on establishing, running and managing these clubs have been developed.

C) Facilitation Training Programme (FTP):

Teen Africa is involved in the retraining of teachers of primary and post primary secondary school institutions. In this regard, facilitation trainings are available for the following categories of persons: (i) persons interested in becoming facilitators,  persons interested in horning their skills in facilitation,  as well as primary and secondary school teachers desirous of transiting from traditional teaching strategies and techniques for modern day teaching techniques and skills. 

D) Cultism Awareness Programmes (CAP):

Teen Africa is involved in creating awareness amongst secondary school students in Enugu State on the ills of cultism. It also works to create cultism awareness campaigns, amongst secondary school students. These campaigns are designed to expose teenagers in secondary schools on the reality and consequences of its status as a crime in the Nigeria constitution and the consequences of joining cults with a view to deterring teenagers from signing up with anti-social clubs. 

E). Volunteer Club Programme (VOC): 

Teen Africa relies heavily upon volunteers with whom it works towards common goals. A certain amount of time is a requirement towards full club membership status.  Hence, hours put in are carefully tracked during events, clean up days, organized events, sessions etc. Certificates, reference letters and job referrals are issued to and on behalf of committed club members who get a job during the period of volunteering services to Teen Africa or who successfully complete their tenure of volunteered service. As ‘pay back’ for services volunteered, Teen Africa provides on a quarterly basis, capacity building learning activities for volunteers in the form of career opportunity boosting trainings. This enables member’s strategically position themselves towards maximizing available job opportunities whenever they present themselves. Only individuals’ who sign up and meet up with the required number of hours and have agreed to the expectations of its membership are allowed to be a part of any of the quarterly capacity trainings. 


 The Teenage Development for Africa (Teen Africa) is a pan African not-for-profit, gender based, education youth development organization.


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