“ Catch Them Young” is our Skill Acquisition Program that focuses on engaging children and young adults in skills of their choosing. Our intention is to catch these talented young kids, help nourish and groom their gifts.

While it is hard being an under-privilege kids in a third world country, it can also very much be harder to be gainfully employed after graduation in such country.

Especially in 3rd world countries, while schooling may not assure getting employed, acquiring a skill will surely do.


While it is hard being an under-privilege kid in a third world country, it can also very much be harder to be gainfully employed after graduation in such country.

These are some of the skills we already have engaged our participants in and some we intend to equip the students with even while they are attending western education

    • Photography
    • Cinematography
    • Graphics & web design
    • Fashion Design
    • Bakery
    • Hairdressing and Make-up
    • Furniture & upholsteries


With your help and involvement, these

  • children will be better equipped with tools to navigate life as they become full adults.
  • children will have access to funds/scholarship that will help them acquire the skills of their choosing for the duration of their apprenticeship.
  • children will have the opportunity to be placed with outstanding and experienced facilitators through the guidance of our skill acquisition team. This will enable each child to be met at the point of his/her needs.

Participants' Profile

  • A child or young adult must be
  • at 14 years or older
  • inclined to learn a skill
  • from low-income home
  • performing academically well
  • children in public or low-cost schools
  • Currently in school

Performance Indicators

  • Currently we have 10 student-apprentices enrolled in various skills after been rigorously screened using their inclination, current academic and family income as determinants. These participants are in at least 14years or older.
  • For us to accurately and objectively measure our program’s effectiveness, we have employed the use of some performance indicators/ monitoring tools.

Attendance Rate n Percentage

  • Attendance: Attendance trend is monitored by keeping a log with the skill facilitator. This log must be signed by the student -apprentice(s) in the presence of their facilitator at the beginning and end of each day of attendance. Our representatives pay randomized visits equip with their own log which student apprentice and facilitator will sign.
  • Attendance percentage: Student apprentice is expected to attend workshop 3 times a week. We calculate the percentage of attendance by totaling the number of days an apprentice actually showed up for learning in a month and then divide it by the expected total number of days he/she is supposed to show up in a month. Then we multiply the fraction by 100%. Our participant is expected to be at the workshop at least 90% of times in a month.

Performance Record

  • Performance Records: A detailed apprentice performances are monitored through the accurate and proper documentation of their work-participation, return demonstrations at each stage of learning and sample of work done or level of skill accomplished by the apprentice in each stage of learning
  • Performance Variance: Before enrolling, our Skill Acquisition team would meet with facilitators and go through their scheme of work, expected level of accomplishment in each stage of learning. An apprentice’s(s) actual level of accomplishment(s) at each stage of learning is then compared with expected level of accomplishment(s). A variance can be positive or negative. A positive variance is when the student apprentice meets or exceed standard expectation. A negative variance is when it is otherwise.

Family Involvement and Feedback

  • Prior to enrolling a child in our “Catch Them Young” Program, we ensure the child’s family is involved from the onset. We know that for an all-round effectiveness the child’s parents/guardians’ involvement is paramount.
  • Engaging a child in a skill gives a family hope of a better and more secured future for such child(ren). For this reason, we ensure that the parents/guardians’ of our student-apprentices are also sensitized about the importance of having their children/wards stay enrolled in the program.
  • We get feed back through individual interviews and general meetings about how having their children/wards enrolled in our program is impacting their homes.

Founder's Quote

Slide 1

"Kids going to school bare-feet because their parents could not afford to buy them shoes. Widows struggling every day to feed their children. Minors hawking on both residential and main streets. Families living on less than a dollar every day.
All these combined, ignited the fire and brought about the birth of Asake Inc. Foundation to make a difference and give hope to the vulnerable."

Halimat Oyabambi
Founder, Asake Incorporated (US) and Asake Empowerment Foundation (NIGERIA)
Slide 2

"Children are our future, and the only way for the world to evolve, as I have been shown it should be, is for each generation to be more loving and compassionate than the one before. This is only possible if we support the children around us, and protect and encourage them so they don’t need to lock their love away."

Lorna Byrne
Slide 3

"Children are not things to be molded, but are people to be unfolded."

Jess Lair
Slide 4

"The final stage of wisdom is becoming a kid again."

Maxime Lagacé
Slide 5

"The essence of our effort to see that every child has a chance must be to assure each an equal opportunity, not to become equal, but to become different – to realize whatever unique potential of body, mind and spirit he or she possesses."

John Fisher
Slide 6

"If we are to teach real peace in this world, and if we are to carry on a real war against war, we shall have to begin with the children."

Mahatma Gandhi
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