The June 2018 report by the World Poverty Clock shows Nigeria as the country with the most extreme poor people in the world with 86.9 million Nigerians now living in extreme poverty, which represents nearly 50% of its estimated 180 million population.
Some of the major causes of poverty in Nigeria which Creative Holiday is trying to address are:
- LACK OF CREATIVE SKILLS
- LACK OF SOFT SKILLS
CREATIVE SKILLS have to do with creative abilities in the areas of Arts and STEM, while SOFT SKILLS are a combination of people skills, social skills, communication skills, character traits, attitudes, career attribute, social intelligence and emotional intelligence quotients among others.
The acquisition and development of these skills is not included in our schools’ curriculum because of the education system in most African countries (including Nigeria).
Therefore, Creative Holiday seeks to utilize holiday periods to help young Africans discover and develop their creative abilities and turn such into skills, as well as equip them with soft skills necessary for life’s success. It is also established to complement the efforts of African Governments in equipping our youths at an early stage with requisite knowledge and entrepreneurial skills, owing to the fact that many of our youths lack basic skills to economically and productively engage themselves, which is why they keep looking for white collar jobs that are increasingly scarce.
We want to start seeing our youths’ creative capacities in their richness, and seeing them for the hope that they are, and to invest in a future where most of these youths should be problem solvers and job providers rather than being job seekers and problems to the society.