General support to build a competency-based hiring and learning movements to reform education-to-employment pathways for underserved youth, especially girls, from semi-urban communities, in Nigeria


West Africa Vocational Education Empowerment Initiative

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Total Amount
Grant approval
$325,000 – April 2020
Grant increase
$25,000 – November 2021
Approval date
April 2020
Start date
June 2020
End date
December 2021
Grant type
Education and scholarship
Fair economies
Benefiting location


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