COLLETT’s activities since its inception have touched several lives, including the middle class and the vulnerable.
However, COVID-19 affected us just as it has millions of organizations worldwide. Despite the negative impact of Covid-19, some opportunities arose that we seized and used to provide social services in our communities.
In June, we took our campaign for COVID-19 social impact, tagged “COVID Relief Nigeria” a step further by developing free ethics training for organizations in exchange for financial support to train and empower community dwellers. CARITAS Nigeria has been the highest donor to this program, thereby allowing the start of the second class for our skills acquisition initiative to cushion the effect of COVID on the less privileged citizens..
June – August 2020
Based on the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic, COLLETT started training less privileged people in June. The training serves as a measure to reduce poverty growth, an aftermath of the lock-down. Participants are trained on various skills, how to sell, and make a living from what they learn.
This was launched as part of our quota in giving back to our host Community during the challenging period of the Lockdown when a lot of families were hit with the sudden lack of Income, Food & Healthcare. We provided immediate assistance in the form of our relief packages and have also launched a financial empowerment training program to help prepare them for life post the COVID Lockdown.
March – April 2020
A project aimed at providing practical exposure to Secondary School Students preparing them for life in the Universities/Polytechnics. It also equips them with the knowledge and technical know-how to start carving their own career goals and paths via our mentorship programs.
National Writing Competition
With the goal of inculcating a renewed reading and writing culture among the Nigerian youths of today, we launched this competition encouraging the projection of African creativity on a global scale by celebrating our own grassroots writers.
COLLETT College Club (CCC)
CCC is a club that targets students in Tertiary Institutions preparing them for the labour market by teaching them the key skills to succeed at job interviews, proper application processes, career choice, work ethics and much more while also creating a reward system for innovation and creativity.
This Program created a platform for Employers, Employees, Jobseekers and more to meet together and exchange knowledge, experience and advice with the aim of increasing the employability of the Nigerian youth.
Paint Production Employment Scheme (PPES)
This project was initiated to prospective jobseekers to introduce them to the benefits of skills acquisiton and handiwork that will bring them some level of financial freedom while still in search of their dream jobs.
Bike Riders (Okada) Training
September – January 2019
Due to the increased cases of Motorcycle accidents in the region, COLLETT organised a training for the Riders with the representatives from the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) to teach them the fundamentals of safe driving and obeying traffic regulations.
International Day of the Girl Child
The international day of the girl child was quite memorable in COLLETT. We visited three (3) Schools within our Community, engaging the students and teachers in discussions to proffer lasting solutions for the sustenance of girls education and development in Nigeria.
Breast Cancer Awareness program
With the theme “Let’s get it off our chest”, we discussed the importance of healthy living, prevention, early detection and management of Breast Cancer with the young girls and women in our Community. We also offered the Attendees all the necessary Health Information Materials, free Breast Examination and General Medical Consultations.
SME – Artisan Master Class Training
COLLETT organized a free Artisan training class for men and women of different occupations and backgrounds. We enlightened them on how they, with the right management skills and hardwork, can use their various occupations to impact the economy of the Nation.