Who We Are
Teenage Network is a youth led non-profit making organization that leverages the transformative power of education to raise effective teenage leaders. We are driven by data and exist to develop the full potentials of teenagers as today’s leaders.
We are registered in Nigeria as Teenage Education and Empowerment Network. The organization works to provide access to quality education and health for young people between ages 13-19years. Our programs are facilitating the return of out of school teenage mothers to schools, complementing classroom lessons with life skills for teenagers in schools, and incorporating Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in school curriculum.
We envision a world where young persons regardless of their location or status have access to quality health and relevant education that enables them to take leadership roles.
To empower and improve access to quality education and health for teenagers, as key drivers of sustainable development.
- To create safe spaces in which young people regardless of their identity can find their voice and develop their potentials.
- To utilize creative and active learning approaches to empower teenagers with life skills
- To provide access to relevant health information needed to help young persons make informed life choices
The Teenage Network believes in 8 doctrines that shapes its theory of change and the work she does. We believe in raising effective teenage leaders who will not wait for tomorrow to lead, irrespective of where they are and what opportunities they are provided with. We also believe that for this to happen, the teenager must receive a quality education that develops the competency, confidence and character of the teenager. The following are our doctrines:
- That education must breed effective leaders
- That the state of any society is a reflection of the quality of education its citizens receive.
- That Society will be better if individuals receive education that prepares them to lead from where they are.
- That quality education must equip pupils and students for transformational and visionary leadership.
- That quality education is provided when pupils and students acquire basic skills (analytical skills, critical thinking, vocational and other soft skills) that equip them with competence (ability to act effectively in school, at home, in social situations and at work to solve problems), confidence (a sense of self-worth and mastery: having the belief for one’s ability to become a leader) and character (Connection to principles and values; and a sense of independence and responsibilities) to identify and solve problems in their communities.
- That quality education must be accessible, affordable and safe for everyone
- That leadership is a skill inculcated in an individual that equip them with competence, confidence and character to identify and solve problems in their communities.
- An effective teenage leader is one that is equipped with the ability to identify and solve problems within their communities.
- That effective teenage leaders do not wait for platforms to be created but take advantage of social situations to influence their communities positively.
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