Where We Are.
The Start Them Early Program is firmly established in 3 countries across the African continent and is rapidly expanding. We aim to develop younger youths into influential agriculturists and agri-business-oriented individuals, using the most novel and efficient methods and technologies to solve agric-related and socio-economic problems in Africa
STEP is Active in 3 Major Countries in Africa
STEP in Nigeria
STEP in Kenya
STEP in DR. Congo
STEP-DRC is based in Site-de-Kalambo in the Sud-Kivu province where STEP activities covering 3 schools currently take place.
The program caters for all young youths between the ages 9-25 years.
The program conducts its training activities mainly at selected beneficiary secondary schools across Africa and this is facilitated by STEP Training Experts. However, extracurricular training activities often involves out-of-school youths and community members.
The training is completely free and only requires the interest and commitment of participants.
STEP encourages young people to become seasoned independent agribusiness individuals, by awarding qualified and outstanding students through different channels such as the starter-kit initiative and other technical support systems that have been setup for the sole purpose of helping the trained students go the distance in agribusiness.
The Start Them Early program partners with different institutions, organizations and individuals who share the vision of making Africa an agriculture hub, tackling the problems of food wastage and food insecurity while focusing on development from the grassroots.
STEP believes that at a young age, the mind is malleable and it is easier to re-orientate youth about agriculture at this stage. In addition, it is seen as a recruitment process for future agriculture advocates who would have caught the vision and understanding of the pertinence of agriculture in an economy and fight the prevailing problem of food insecurity. STEP adopts the “catch them young” mantra.
Apart from exposure to modern agriculture and agribusiness methods as well as intensive trainings on the application of these methods. STEP students are also trained to be able to impart a great deal of the newly acquired knowledge to their friends, family and members of their immediate community. STEP students also receive a certificate of participation upon completion of their training cycle.
The Start Them Early Program began its activities in the year 2019.
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