Team Muda, is a group of young people who provide basic education classes for the vulnerable youth and children in Maiduguri, Borno State. They are the winners of the Education Category at this year’s Generation Unlimited Youth Challenge 2.0. The youthful team was one of two Nigeria finalists and comprised of Jubilee Ayuba, Abdulkadir Ahmed, Haruna Ibrahim Ahmed, and Shamang Deborah Chat and clinched first place on the national stage competing against 60 creative young Nigerians. Winning teams walked away with $15,000 cash prizes to help the winners incubate and expand their programmes.
Team ALPHA and Team MUDA lit the global stage competing with 72 other teams from 36 countries. Abdulkadir Ahmed, the team leader was delighted over the win and his desire to change the narrative about Borneo and tell the world a different story.
Team MUDA offers learning at an Internally Displaced Persons Camp in Teacher’s Village at Maiduguri in Borno State. The team supports children affected by the conflict from Ngala and Kukawa local government areas with a blend of online and offline learning. A total of 138 youth and children aged between 13 and 20 years benefit from physical and online classes delivered in safe spaces and WhatsApp.
8 winners were picked from a pool of 15 million amazing teams that developed inspirational, innovative, and ingenious projects for their communities. Plan International, United Nations Children’s Fund, and the World Organization of the Scouts, comprising over 15 million youths took part in the competition.
The Generation Unlimited Youth Challenge 2019-20 was launched by UNICEF in September 2019 and spans across 41 countries where and globally co-hosted by four Generation Unlimited partners UNDP, UNICEF, World Organization of the Scout Movement, Plan International, and Irish Aid.
The previous Generation Unlimited Youth Challenge 2018/19 worked with over 800 innovators spanning 16 countries. The team chose 5 global winners to receive seed funding and mentorship.