SPECIAL PROJECTS AND COLLABORATIONS WITH OTHER AGENCIES
The National Youth Service Corps is in collaboration with some international, national, regional and local Agencies in many areas of human and societal developmental needs towards meeting the national and global challenges. The list of the special projects and programmes is inexhaustible, the collaborative efforts have generated series of activities, training and programmes with various agencies as under-listed.
International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)
International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) based in Colorado State University , USA is involved in training of NYSC staff in the area of Participatory process for Sustainable Development.
JOHN HOPKINS UNIVERSITY JHU/CCP
JOHN HOPKINS UNIVERSITY JHU/CCP Nigeria supported by USAID is based in Nigeria and engages in training of NYSC staff and to address issues on Good Governance and Reproductive Health using corps members.
Ea-Net Africa is a non-profit, non-governmental organization on restoration of ecological balance using corps members as Ecological Vanguards.
Energy Commission of Nigeria (ECN)
The NYSC partners with Energy Commission of Nigeria (ECN) in the area of Renewable Rural Energy Project, which assists in training of a selected group of corps members in the construction of renewable energy device such as bio-gas digesters, photo voltaic energy device, less wood stove et cetera
United Nations International Children Education Fund (UNICEF) collaborates with the NYSC in the areas of Reproductive Health and HIV/AIDS prevention, care and support project using corps members as Peer Educators in secondary schools.
Global HIV/AIDS Initiative Nigeria supported by the USAID is supporting this initiative by providing counselling, testing and Anti-Retroviral Drugs.
Corps members serve as independent monitors during poliomyelitis immunization in the country. They also participate in public enlightenment campaigns on immunization against deadly diseases like polio, measles, diphtheria, whooping cough, tuberculosis as well as in the control of malaria, diarrhea, etc.
United Nations Education Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) collaborates towards improving the reading culture of Nigerians particularly in the rural areas through the establishment of rural libraries using corps members.
BRITISH COUNCIL/WORLD BANK
British Council/World Bank Institute (BC/WBI) is in collaboration with the NYSC in the area of creating awareness on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGS) and the National Economic Empowerment and Development Strategy (NEEDS) for application in the community development service (CDS) projects of corps members.
Women Trafficking and Child Labour Eradication Foundation (WOTCLEF) is in partnership with NYSC in the area of campaign against women trafficking, child labour and HIV/AIDS. It is a project supported by DFID of the British High Commission and recently by PATH of the USAID. WOTCLEF works in tandem with National Agency for protection against Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), an agency established through the influence and success of the WOTCLEF project to enforce the law on trafficking in persons in Nigeria
United States Embassy
United States Embassy is using corps members in creating awareness on environmental regeneration and in checking pollution, habitat conservation, waste management and liter collection in partnership with some selected state government and the Ecological Fund.
Corps members form Drug-free clubs and organize public enlightenment campaigns through lectures, debates, seminars, rallies, etc in schools, motor parks, markets and public squares in their host communities.
Corps members are organized into various groups to campaign against corruption, fraud and other forms of economic and financial crimes.
Under this platform, corps members form CDS groups in their places of primary assignment to promote effective service delivery at the national, state and Local Government levels. They assist in carrying out Servicom sensitization in both the public and private sectors of the society.
In collaboration with the legal Aid Council and other human rights groups, corps members form CDS groups to provide legal aid services for widows, children and other less privileged groups who fall victims to denial and violation.