Brighter futures Nigeria results dashboard

Vulnerability pillar analysis results

Brighter Futures’ conducts surveys to measure beneficiaries’ progress towards outcomes. These outcomes, which help divert / disengage vulnerable youth from SOC, focus on: sense of opportunity, social support networks, critical thinking, self-confidence, and masculinity. Cycle 3 Results show:

  • Overall: All Cycle 3 participants reported that they enjoyed the programme. The interventions increased understanding of SOC, almost all beneficiaries agreed their understanding improved, and they have a better awareness of SOC risks and harms.
  • Networking: Nearly all beneficiaries made new friends and planned to stay in touch with them. New friends were seen as a positive influence and would help them to make better choices.
  • Masculinity: Significant changes in masculinity perceptions, with qualities of a successful man captured in the word cloud (figure 1).
  • Self-confidence & Critical Thinking: Nearly all respondents felt more confident after the intervention and reported improvements in their ability to make choices, to say no to things they did not want to do, belief in themselves, and felt able to achieve their dreams and be satisfied with who they are.
  • Sense of Opportunity: Four in five beneficiaries said they thought differently about what they might do with their lives. Most wanted a professional career or their own business. Only one in five beneficiaries said something impeded achievement of their career ambitions (financial constraints).

Building the capacity of federal and local government and community leaders

  • Prevent Advisory Board established at Federal level
  • 4 Crime Prevention Steering Groups established in Zamfara, Bayelsa, Edo and Lagos
  • 9 Crime Prevention Partnerships established across 4 states

Increasing ownership by state governments

  • Zakat Commission, a government agency in Zamfara state, has supported the establishment of Crime Prevention Partnerships in 11 local government areas in the state, with further support for intervention to 15 beneficiaries each in the 11 local government.

Building Police and stakeholders capacity

  • Number of police officers trained on Prevent – 83
  • Number of Prevent Trainers trained – 16
  • Number of CPPs Prevent Trained – 9
  • Number of CPSGs Prevent trained – 4
  • Prevent Advisory Board (PAB), trained

Communicating success

  • 50m reached via radio, online and through events
  • 7m engagements (online engagements, radio call ins, attendance at events)
  • 4 different radio shows aired each month
  • 30,000 attended community events in churches, mosques and school
  • 50 influential individuals and mentors supporting campaign messaging