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Term: 1st Term

Week: 9

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

  1. Discuss more youth empowerment skills
  2. Discuss the importance and benefits of youth empowerment

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 youth empowerment

Students pay attention



She discusses other youth empowerment skills


Students pay attention and participates



She discusses the importance and benefits of youth empowerment

Students pay attention and participate



The teacher writes a summarized note on the board

The students copy the note in their books




  1. Organizational Empowerment Skills

Organizational empowerment is a management approach that aims to

provide employees with the resources, information, and support they need

to take ownership of their work and make decisions that drive

organizational success. 

It involves creating a supportive work environment where employees feel

confident, competent, and motivated to take on new responsibilities and

drive positive change. 

Meanwhile, here are some key skills associated with organizational


(a) Communication Skills: Effective communication is essential for

empowering employees. 

This includes the ability to convey information effectively, listen to

feedback, and engage in productive conversations with employees.

(b) Delegation Skills: A successful leader must be dynamic and skilful at

delegating tasks and responsibilities to others. 

It involves identifying the right people for the job, setting clear expectations,

and providing the necessary resources and support for success.

(c) Trust-Building Skills: Empowerment requires a strong trust between

leaders and employees. Leaders must have the ability to build trust through

transparency, honesty, and integrity.

(d) Collaboration Skills: Empowered employees must have the ability to

work effectively with others to achieve common goals. 

Leaders must foster collaboration and teamwork, where employees feel

comfortable sharing ideas, feedback, and constructive criticism.

(e) Decision-Making Skills: Empowered employees must be able to make

decisions independently and with confidence. 

Leaders must provide employees with the resources and information they

need to make informed decisions, and encourage employees to take

calculated risks.


  1. Social Empowerment Skills

Social empowerment skills refer to abilities and competencies that enable

individuals to assert their rights, participate in decision-making processes,

and take control of their lives. 

The key components of these skills include self-awareness,

communication, critical thinking, problem-solving, decision-making,

interpersonal skills, leadership, and emotional intelligence. 

Individuals can develop these skills through education, training, and life

experiences and crucial for individuals to participate in society and make

positive changes in their lives and communities. 


  1. Cultural Empowerment Skills

Cultural empowerment refers to the act of promoting and strengthening the

cultural identity, heritage, and agency of individuals or communities. 

It aims to increase their awareness, understanding, and appreciation of

their cultural values, beliefs, and practices to enhance their ability to make

informed decisions about their own lives and to participate actively in their


Individuals can develop cultural empowerment skills through various

means, including:

(a) Cultural education and awareness: This involves gaining knowledge

about one’s own culture, as well as learning about other cultures, their

histories, traditions, and practices. 

This is possible through various sources such as books, online resources,

cultural events, and workshops.

(b) Cultural skills and techniques: This includes learning specific skills

and techniques related to one’s cultural heritage, such as traditional music,

dance, or culinary arts. These skills not only promote cultural identity but

also provide a sense of pride and accomplishment.

(c) Cultural communication and expression: Cultural empowerment

involves expressing oneself in a culturally appropriate and meaningful way,

whether through language, music, art, or other forms of cultural expression.

It helps individuals to connect with their cultural heritage and to share it with


(d) Cultural leadership and participation: Cultural empowerment

requires individuals to be active participants in their communities and to

take on leadership roles in promoting their cultural heritage. 

Individuals can do this by participating in cultural events, organizing

community projects, or volunteering for cultural organizations.



  1. They become Positive Role Models.
  2. Their Skills become developed
  3. Reduction in Crime Rate.
  4. It helps in the discovery of new talents
  5. It equips youths with the skills to handle life problems
  6. It promotes self-reliance
  7. It boosts the economy and image of the nation


EVALUATION:    1. Discuss other youth empowerment skills

  1. Discuss the importance and benefits of youth empowerment

CLASSWORK: As in evaluation

CONCLUSION: The teacher commends the students positively