Who We are | Mission Statement | Objectives | Scope | Expected Results

WHO WE ARE:

Youths Off The Street Initiative (YOTSI) is a non-profit and non-governmental youth enterprise and socio-economic development organization, whose members consist of youths, young adults and other Nigerians, both home and abroad (diaspora), who share a common interest in nurturing enterprising, productive and responsible youths for Nigeria's sustainable economic development and social well-being by facilitating and providing economic opportunities to support and promote youth enterprise in agriculture, technology and food and agro-allied services.

YOTSI was created out of the critical necessity to address Nigeria's perennial problem of chronic youth unemployment and its associated effects of idleness, extreme poverty, deprivation, distress, misery and frustration, which jointly are the identified key factors responsible for youth radicalization and their vulnerability to the heinous crimes and criminalities that currently pose huge threats to Nigeria's peace, security and national stability.

In addition, YOTSI is also a response to the need for adequate investment in Nigeria's agriculture towards solving the country's worrisome issues of mass unemployment, extreme poverty, food insecurity, poor nutrition and overall economic underdevelopment. Youths Off The Street Initiative (YOTSI) works with various individuals, families, communities, private institutions and public agencies across Nigeria. We also liaise, network and partner with relevant foreign organizations, including charities, foundations, private profit-oriented businesses and public agencies.


MISSION STATEMENT:

"To facilitate economic opportunities for young Nigerians to contribute their efforts towards Nigeria's sustainable economic development and national well-being by facilitating and providing economic opportunities to support and promote youth enterprise in agriculture, technology, food and agro-allied services, thus nurturing youths to become a positive economic force and agents of national socio-economic development"


OBJECTIVES

  • To nurture youths and young adults to become a positive economic influence for Nigeria's national development through productive youth enterprise in agriculture, technology, food and agro-allied services.
  • To adequately invest in Nigeria's agricultural sector towards solving the country's problem of mass unemployment, food insecurity, poor nutrition and extreme poverty while generating sufficient revenues to drive economic growth and development
  • To create and provide economic opportunities to support and promote youth enterprise in agriculture, technology, food and agro-allied services
  • To nurture young people, families and communities to become self-empowered to end their own unemployment and extreme poverty, thus helping them to become agents of their own development
  • To create a community of farmers and agri-food entrepreneurs capable of growing enough foods to meet Nigeria's local consumption and for export market
  • To empower young people, households, families and communities to lift themselves out of extreme poverty through sustainable livelihoods in agriculture, technology, food and agro-allied services
  • To operate a youth enterprise funding incentive platform designed to provide financial access and enterprise development support for youths and young adults who are involved in agriculture, technology, food and agro-allied services.
  • To promote food security and good nutrition in Nigeria through massive youth engagement in farming, food and agro-allied services.
  • To empower young people to overcome the idleness, deprivation, distress and frustration associated with unemployment and extreme poverty which are the identified key factors that trigger youth radicalization and their vulnerability to heinous crimes and criminalities that threaten peace, security and national stability.

SCOPE

Youths Off The Street Initiative (YOTSI) is a non-profit and non-governmental multifaceted youth-focused socio-economic emancipation movement. Its scope extends across Nigeria and beyond. In practical term, YOTSI actually exists and functions as a global movement of people working to support youth enterprise development in Nigeria aimed towards developing Nigeria's economy and lifting the generality of Nigerians out of extreme poverty.

In seeking to achieve its mission, YOTSI works with all relevant stakeholders across Nigeria and foreign countries.



EXPECTED RESULTS

  • Youths and young adults in their large numbers have become productive and successful entrepreneurs in the fields of agriculture, technology, food and agro-allied services
  • Youths are driving food security and good nutrition through massive involvement in agriculture and food production
  • Young individuals, families and communities have become self-empowered to eradicate extreme poverty
  • Young people, families and communities have been empowered to become the agents of their own development
  • Young Nigerians are provided with economic opportunities to contribute to national development and are doing so
  • Nigeria's achievement of a strong civil society that defends the citizen's rights of every Nigerian, especially the ordinary Nigerians
  • Inclusion of young people in the scheme of building and sustaining a safe and prosperous Nigeria
  • Nigeria's youth bulge is well managed, harnessed and exploited to derive demographic dividend, rather than demographic disaster
  • Young Individuals, families and communities have been empowered to lift themselves out of extreme poverty and overcome economic deprivation
  • Nigeria's agricultural sector have been developed to solve the country's problem of mass unemployment, hunger and food insecurity while generating adequate revenues to drive economic growth and development
  • Youths have been de-radicalized to become agents of peace, security, political stability, nation-building, social transformation and economic development

Working Hours :

Monday-Friday:8:00am-5:00pm
Saturday: Training Sections

...creating jobs and generating employment

Testimonial

  • " I AM VERY PLEASED.

    I have learnt what is called "M cube": Money, Materials and Men. Through this initiative I believe Nigeria can gain back her glory as a Nation.

    Kolawole Adesioye,Beneficiary

  • " THIS IS THE BEST EVER

    I have been taught how to manage my business and gained entrepreneur skills. I can now become a real boss of my own.

    Festus Adodor,Beneficiary

  • " I NOW HAVE SELF CONFIDENCE

    Through Youths Off The Street Initiative I have developed self confidence. I can now address crowd without fear.

    Beneficiary

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