The present youth’s predicament in all sectors of life is due to lack of proper guidance on either career choice or study option, says the Chairman of Hanne Guidance and Counselling Foundation for Development (HGCFD), Malam Abdu Haruna.
Haruna while speaking in Kano said HGCFD was formed to bridge this gap that was highlighted after a research carried out on 5,000 youth that are either out of school and unemployed or never being to school at all revealed that they have not been adequately guided.
“The outcome of the research conducted on over 5,000 youths in our focal points that is Kazaure, Roni, Gwiwa and Yankwashi all of Jigawa state has revealed that, these youths have not been adequately guided and have not experienced any form of counselling in their lives. That is why we decided to form a foundation that will counsel and guide these youths on their chosen career,” said Haruna.
He added that, the foundation has succeeded in holding a symposium for over 400 female youth on career development and a seminar was also organised for parents on the importance of children enrolment in schools.
“It is very important to note that, many of our youths are the way they are simply because they lack guidance and we believe with a sincere counselling and guidance our youths will be more productive and more useful to our communities; that is why we are planning to extend our gesture to all nukes and cranny of Jigawa state,” concluded Haruna.