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Apply Now: Rural Youth Skill Acquisition Programme (RYSA) For Young Nigerians 2022

Federal Government Rural Youth Skill Acquisition Programme (RYSA)

RYSA Program: The application is open for the 2022 Rural Youth Skill Acquisition Programme (RYSA) For Young Nigerians. All legitimate Nigerian Youths are strongly encouraged to apply for the Rural Youth Skill Acquisition Programme.

About the RYSA Program

The Rural Youth Skill Development Program The Centre for Rural Youth Entrepreneurship and Environmental Development organizes RYSA, which is funded by the Federal Government, the UNCDF, UNIDO, and the EU.

The program is intended to bring skill acquisition programs to rural youth populations with the goals of creating income-earning opportunities, reducing youth restlessness, discouraging rural-urban drift, and growing the local economy.


Nigerian youths of native origin from a rural community who are also in need of business start-ups and fundamental business skills are the target youth demographic.

Brief Program Details

Sponsor(s): Federal Government of Nigeria

Type: Training

Benefits: 50,000 Monthly Stipends

Eligible Country: Nigeria

Application Deadline: Open

Benefits and Duration of the Program

Monthly Stipend: Beneficiaries of the program will receive the minimum monthly stipend of N50,000 in the course of their 6(six) months of training with RYSA.

Startup-Packs: The Startup-packs for RYSA Nigeria program are;

  • Work Tools
  • Seed Grants

The Work Tools are equipment that will be given to beneficiaries at the end of the training, which will be used to start up their own enterprise. While the Seed Grant supports their ventures as new employers of manpower.

Training Phases

The RYSA has two phases or components of training which includes:

  • The Practical / Hands-on training
  • The Community Business School (CBS) training

Community Business School (CBS) Course

  • Introduction to Business
  • Customer Relations
  • Marketing
  • Book Keeping
  • Community Service and Volunteerism
  • Business Networking
  • Business Modelling

List of Skill-Sets/Enterprises/Ventures

  • Aluminum Profiling
  • Catering and Confectioneries
  • Electrical Installations and Repairs
  • Fashion and Designs
  • Hair Dressing
  • Makeover
  • Plumbing
  • POP, Screed Making and Painting
  • Tiling
  • Welding and Fabrication
  • Woodwork and Furniture
  • Solar Works
  • Auto Mechanic

Also Apply: SMEDAN/Sterling Bank N500k to N2.5M Matching Fund for Micro/Small Enterprises

Requirements for the Federal Government RYSA Program

The criteria that must be met by applicants for selection are;

  • Must be between eighteen (18) to thirty-five (35) years of age.
  • Must hail from a rural community across the 36 states in Nigeria.
  • Must have First School Leaving Certificate (FSLC) or higher.
  • Must have basic knowledge of any of the listed enterprises/ventures, and have shown interest in the RYSA program.
  • Be willing to learn new skills in the chosen area, which will help grow his/her personal venture after the training course.

Required Documents

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Do not upload documents that are larger than 500kbs, it will not be processed.

  • Passport Photograph: must be with white background and must be in jpg or PNG format only.
  • Local Government Certificate of Origin: must be in jpg, PNG, or pdf format only.
  • Birth Certificate or Sworn Affidavit of Age Declaration: must be in jpg, PNG, or pdf format only.
  • Means of Identification: This should be either of the following; NIN, Voters ID, Driver’s License, or International Passport. These also must be in jpg, PNG, or pdf format only.

How to Apply

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