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Term: 1st Term
Class: Senior Secondary School 1
Age: 15 years
Duration: 40 minutes of 2 periods each
Subject: Civic Education
Topic:- Youth empowerment
SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES: At the end of the lesson, pupils should be able to
INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNIQUES: Identification, explanation, questions and answers, demonstration, videos from source
INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS: Videos, loud speaker, textbook, pictures
The teacher reviews the previous lesson on HIV/AIDS
Students pay attention
She explains the meaning of youth empowerment
Students pay attention and participates
She discusses the various youth empowerment skills
Students pay attention and participate
The teacher writes a summarized note on the board
The students copy the note in their books
Youth empowerment is the process of involving the youth and the young population in the decision-making of a community. As the realization that the youth has a voice that a community should listen to; it also presents an avenue through which they can make their voices heard and recognize the power that they have.
Youth empowerment is a process where children and young people are encouraged to take charge of their lives. They do this by addressing their situation and then take action in order to improve their access to resources and transform their consciousness through their beliefs, values, and attitudes.
YOUTH EMPOWERMENT SKILLS
Psychological empowerment refers to the feelings of competence,
autonomy, and impact individuals experience in their work and personal
These feelings of empowerment can lead to increased motivation, job
satisfaction, and overall well-being.
The following are some of the key skills that can help individuals develop a
sense of psychological empowerment:
(a) Self-awareness: Understanding one’s strengths, weaknesses, values,
and beliefs can help individuals to make informed decisions and take
control of their lives.
(b) Goal-setting: Setting realistic and meaningful goals can give an
individual a sense of purpose and direction, which can help increase the
quality of their lives.
(c) Active problem-solving: Instead of simply reacting to challenges and
problems, individuals can learn to actively identify and solve problems to
feel more in control of their lives.
(d) Effective communication: Good communication skills can help
individuals express their thoughts and feelings, build stronger relationships,
and negotiate effectively in personal and professional settings.
(e) Time management: Being able to prioritize tasks and manage one’s
time effectively can help individuals feel more in control of their lives and
reduce feelings of stress and overwhelm.
Community empowerment is the process by which individuals and
communities gain control over the factors that influence their lives and well
This can involve increasing access to resources and decision-making
power, building strong relationships and networks, and developing a sense
of ownership and responsibility for community issues and solutions.
The following are some of the key skills that can help individuals and
communities to achieve empowerment:
(a) Leadership: Developing leadership skills can help individuals and
communities to take an active role in shaping their futures and creating
(b) Collaboration: Building strong, collaborative relationships within and
across communities can help to create a sense of collective power and
increase the impact of collective action.
(c) Advocacy: Developing advocacy skills can help individuals and
communities to make their voices heard, influence decision-makers, and
advocate for policies and resources that support their needs and priorities.
(d) Capacity building: Providing training and support to help individuals
and communities build the skills, knowledge, and networks they need to
address community challenges and pursue their goals.
Economic empowerment is the process of improving the economic status
and financial stability of individuals, communities and households through
access to financial services, education and training, and the development
of entrepreneurial and job skills.
These empowerment skills aim to help people gain greater control over
their financial lives, improve their standard of living and achieve greater
Some of these economic empowerment skills are:
(a) Financial literacy and education: Financial literacy is the knowledge
and skills required to make informed decisions about managing money.
It includes understanding financial concepts such as budgeting, savings,
credit, debt, and investment.
Financial education can help individuals make informed decisions about
their finances and develop a solid financial foundation.
(b) Entrepreneurial skills: This refers to the knowledge, skills, and
attitudes required to start and run a successful business.
This includes understanding market demand, creating a business plan,
identifying and accessing sources of funding, and managing financial
(c) Job skills training: Job skills training helps individuals acquire the
technical skills and knowledge needed to secure and retain employment.
This can include training in areas like computer skills, customer service,
and specific industry-related skills.
(d) Access to financial services: Access to financial services, such as
banking, insurance, and microfinance, is essential to develop economic
These services provide individuals and households with a means of saving
and investing their money, accessing credit, and protecting their assets.
(e) Networking and mentorship: Building networks and relationships with
others in the community, as well as seeking mentorship and guidance from
experienced individuals, can help individuals develop their entrepreneurial
and job skills, and connect with potential customers and employers.
EVALUATION: 1. Define youth empowerment
CLASSWORK: As in evaluation
CONCLUSION: The teacher commends the students positively