Every year, about 350,000 university graduates are deployed for national service, under the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) programme in Nigeria. These youths are posted to the nooks and crannies of the Country on a mission to serve their Nation.
Many of these youths are truly desirous to serve, with the best of their abilities, resources, and talents. However, they are many times hindered by a lack of practical know-how and availability of resources. HOPE sought to bridge this gap”.
HOPE foundation started the Corper Action Fund with a simple goal- to empower Corp members who have identified potential social impact projects with financial grants to enable them to meet the need.
Ayodele Aduragbemi Toyosi, one of the beneficiaries for the Corper Action Fund was able to carry out a number of projects and was recognized during an award ceremony on Friday, 26 April, 2019 at the Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa in Abuja, Nigeria. He was commended for his outstanding work during his NYSC service year in 2014.
During his time in Benue, he rehabilitated a number of boreholes at the State General Hospital, Adikpo, to alleviate the water problem in the community. He organised and conducted skills acquisition and entrepreneurial training on baking for women , with the aim of combating poverty in the council area.