BLock Youth Foundation

BLock Youth Foundation

BLock Youth Foundation

BLock Youth Foundation

Block Youth Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation aimed to provide the youth with opportunities for education, exposure and networking on the fourth industrial revolution and provide them with tools to thrive in an era of disruptive technology in order to prepare them for the future of work and transform them into assets for their countries.

We provide the youth with real time know-how of all emerging technologies of the 4th industrial revolution and help bridge the gap between education, work whilst encouraging cultural diversity. We help build the foundation of youth with solid and unbreakable blocks to foster growth and sustainable development.

Our Program Model

Our educational and training programs are action-driven and promotes experiential learning by supporting our members’ own initiatives and projects. Our focuses as well as recommended ones for which they will have real time hands on, which means, our members will be provided or come up with their own problem or projects for which our training and education will be highlighted to help them get through with the solution and a product. Block Youth Foundation runs a range of programs currently for all undergraduates and postgraduates even though as time goes on, this will be extended to all youth and working professionals in developing nations and low-income communities. Each program focuses on a technology to support education, entrepreneurship, employment, and empowerment that ultimately eliminate poverty and ensure equity for all.

Our Network

Our programs and activities like conferences, hackathons, seminars and world class workshops brings together people from various backgrounds both international and national together.

For this, we offer a lifelong network for support, mentoring, resources, learning, training and collaboration – so our members can develop academically, personally and professionally while establishing networks with our members from other regions or countries across the globe.

When the youth starts taking actions that helps make them future-ready, we will have a smoother transition into the kind of leadership and future we want to have.

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Our Focus Areas

Block Youth Foundation provides our members the platform to learn about the following areas for which they use to solve issues and create / develop new projects and enrich their lives.

The 4th Industrial revolution and the technologies driving it.

We have a responsibility to help prepare and get the youth ready for the 4th Industrial revolution and beyond, Africa missed most of the development and opportunities the previous industrial revolutions brought up and so this time, it is our collective responsibility that we make the current industrial revolution known among the youth as well as the disruptions and advantages it brings.

The fourth industrial revolution is the current and developing environment in which disruptive technologies and trends such as the Internet of Things (IoT), robotics, virtual reality (VR) and artificial intelligence (AI) are changing the way we live and work.

The Fourth Industrial Revolution is about more than just technology-driven change; it is an opportunity to help everyone, including leaders, policy-makers and people from all income groups and nations, to harness converging technologies in order to create an inclusive, human centered future.

Bridging the gap between education and work

It is about time that the youth get relevant skills and knowledge to help them thrive through this era. We are helping enhance education the youth receive, in such a way that, they knowledge the skillset the get become relevant and needful.

When we look at the course of unemployment, most of it happens not because there are no jobs but because there isn’t enough human resources available for the job demand.

By bridging the gap between education and work, we are taking the approach of training the youth to provide them with relevant and updated information associated to various skill set which can help them fit into society to the extent that we can even get some youth starting companies that will actually make social impact and increasing employment wit more people that have the skill and knowledge needed for a particular job.

Foster Growth And Sustainability

We have been able to forecast the demand for years to come where if the youth are not well oriented, mentored or guided, they will never be able to fit in the apparent changes of the future.

We will encourage new ideas to foster economic development that is conducted without depletion of natural resources. Thus, we see our focus on gearing the youth with all possible solutions that will ensure sustainability in their growth despite all periodic changes in the society.

Block Youth promote sustainable business practices, consumer choices and use of natural resources. Our activities will lay a foundation to help grow the youth in all aspects of the three dimensions of sustainability which are economic, environment and Social. By preparing and educating the youth towards the future,

they are not only equipped with what’s needed today but of what will be needed tomorrow as well as a way that they can contribute to the three dimensions of sustainability and be of more benefit to the future generation

Promote Entrepreneurship

Youth is the Future of every nation & inheritors of the earth tomorrow. This statement stands true in every sense. When a country has a healthy youth population, you will find the country making headway in terms of overall development and progress.

A country with high aging population and lower youth population has a lot of problems to content with that can slow its growth. African on the other hand is blessed with over 400 million of the population being youth according to the UN definition of Youth.

Youth entrepreneurship has an impact on social as well as cultural and economic progress of the society. Building an environment that promotes creatively and provides opportunities for entrepreneurship calls for multi pronged strategies implementation and involvement at all levels including Government, industry, political, social as well as educational sectors

Promote Cultural Diversity

The phrase cultural diversity can be referred to as having different cultures respect each other’s differences. The lack of respect of cultural differences arise as a fact that most youth in various demographics of the world are not properly taught the history and views of other cultures, they are not properly taught the correlations that exist between various cultures neither are emphasis laid on links that draw together many cultural heritages.

The existence of a variety of cultural or ethnic groups within a society commend the opportunity for the individual to know and experience the world from other people’s point of view. It fills the gap of discrimination, stereotypes and some racial elements the affect the way of thinking of the youth that affect the work environment.

Our Values

Innovation: Promoting creative people, solutions and technologies.
Excellence: Developing transformational leaders and quality practices.
Diversity: Inclusion of all youth and celebration of their unique talents, motivations and ideas.
Responsiveness: Adapting to an ever-changing world and providing the tools to thrive.
Community: Building strong networks across a global landscape.
Sustainability: Sustainable technology and practice for a better world.

Our Goals

  • To educate the youth on the 4th Industrial Revolution, emerging technologies and practices
  • To expose the youth to innovative practice around the world
  • To create international youth networks
  • To promote entrepreneurship
  • To empower marginalized youth groups
  • To have youths with various interests in group that will focus on their creativity
  • To increase employment rates of youth

Our Core Strategies

For most people, the 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR) is a new buzz word, there are some that might not have heard of it and there are some that might have heard of it but that’s it! For those that have heard about the 4IR and the disruptions it’s started and yet are taking no actions in order to stay relevant and not get disrupted, Block Youth Foundation is moving from awareness to action which requires a framework and support. These are our core strategies to make sure

Project-Based Learning

Project-based learning is a dynamic classroom approach in which students actively explore real-world problems and challenges and acquire a deeper knowledge.
Long term and student centered, project-based learning is a rigorous hands-on approach to learning about new technologies that matter and basic skills with meaningful activities that examine complex, real-world issues. Project-based learning helps students develop and retain useful, working knowledge of subjects that are often taught in isolation and abstraction.

Technology Integration

Explore new tools and strategies for empowering students to fully participate in a connected, technology-rich society.Through the intelligent use of technology, combined with new approaches to education, a more personalized style of learning can be realized.

Social and Marginalized Groups

When students work together on teams, they learn to collaborate, communicate, and resolve conflicts. Cooperative learning and character development supports the social and emotional development of students and prepares them for success in the modern workplace. Being able to bring together people with similar interest will help them learn

Industrial Training

Education should have relevance in real life use cases, students do not have to spend time and money to finish their studies and go back to be trained again in order for them to start working. The best practice is to expose these students to the industries where they can actually learn about how things are done and mimic the process in order to be able to work with the industries in their domain or generate some ideas on how work is done which could trigger their creativity or