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AIESEC in Benue project and reception booklet.

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  • AIESEC BENUE

    PROJECT BOOKLET

  • 1

    Introduction to the Entity

    Introduction to Nigeria Benue

    History of Benue

    2

    Culture

    Currency/Exchange rate

    3

    Opportunities - GCDP

    Projects Project Care Initiative, Project REAL WORLD, Hotel And Events Management, Emergency/laboratory Unit & Language marathon.

  • 4

    Getting ready

    Nigerian VISA

    5 Vaccination

    Immunisation

    6

    EP Experience

    Cost of living

  • Welcome Greetings from Benue, We would like to share some thoughts, perspectives and realities with all of you through this booklet. Firstly, the year has been so amazing with new directions, product innovations, re-branding to boost and burst the volume of exchanges and stakeholders across the network. But not just about the numbers but for the main reason(s) why we all joined the organization, to look within and shine outward. For us at AIESEC in Benue, there have been several realizations, which have made us what we are today and what we will be in the future. Like any other entity in the network, we strive to live the ways of an AIESECer.

    AIESEC Benue is like any other entity that strives to live the six AIESEC values daily. We imbibe a strong way of being passionate about whatever we are doing. We are driven by the need of our immediate community, full of ambition and growth. At the same time being one of the most hospitable you will get to encounter. For the team and entity at AIESEC in Benue, 2015 is the year to build, grow, connect and matter. 2015 is the year to GROW LIKE NEVER BEFORE!! So whether it is raising an EP, a TN, going for a meeting, planning an event or even doing a single roll call. We put our best intention into and want to MAKE IT COUNT. Above everything, we look forward to increase AIESECs impact through creating as many opportunities that can be valuable for everyone. AIESEC BENUE Executive Board 15|16

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  • INTRODUCTION TO NIGERIA NIGERIA - Officially the Federal Republic of Nigeria, is a federal constitutional republic comprising 36 states and its Territory, Abuja. The country is located in West Africa and shares land borders with the Republic of Benin in the west, Chad and Cameroon in the east, and Niger in the north. Its coast in the south lies on the Gulf of Guinea on the Atlantic Ocean. There are over 500 ethnic groups in Nigeria, of which the three largest are the Hausa, Igbo and Yoruba. The name Nigeria was taken from the Niger River running through the country. This name was coined by Flora Shaw, who later married Baron Lugard, a British colonial administrator, in the late 19th century. The British colonized Nigeria in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. Nigeria became independent in 1960.

    Nigeria is roughly divided in half between Christians, who mostly live in the South and central parts of the country, and Muslims, concentrated mostly in the north. A minority of the population practice traditional and local religions, including the Igbo and Yoruba religions. Nigeria, known as "the Giant of Africa", is the most populous country in Africa and the seventh most populous country in the world. Nigeria has been identified as a regional power, it also has regional hegemony, and major influence within its region.

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  • Located in north-central geopolitical zone of Nigeria, Benue State was created out of the old Benue-Plateau State in 1976 with its headquarter is Makurdi. The state is divided into twenty three local government areas which include Ado, Agatu, Apa, Buruku, Gboko, Guma, Gwer-East, Gwer-West, Katsina-Ala, Konshisha, Kwande, Logo, Makurdi, Obi, Ogbadibo, Ohimini, Oju, Okpokwu, Otukpo, Tarka, Ukum, Ushongo Vandeikya. History Benue State was created on February 3, 1976 from the former Benue-Plateau State in which the Igala and Bassa people were brought from Kwara State.

    History of Benue

    the remaining nine local government areas. Most of the people are farmers while the inhabitants of the riverine areas engage in fishing as their primary occupation. The people of the state are famous for their cheerful and hospitable disposition as well as rich cultural heritage. Weather/Climate, Benue State has a tropical sub humid climate, with two distinct seasons which are wet season and dry season. The wet season lasts for seven months is between April and October, while the dry season comes between November and March. Temperatures are generally very high during the day, particularly in March and April. Along the river valleys, these high temperatures plus high relative humidity produce inclement/debilitating weather conditions. The state also shares a common boundary with the Republic of Cameroun on the south-east.

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  • Makurdi, the state capital, for example, records average maximum and minimum daily temperatures of 35C and 21C in summer and 37C and 16C in winter, respectively. Cities & Towns Other important cities and towns include Makurdi, Gboko, Katsina-ala, Vandeikya, Obi, Okpokwu, and Ogbadibo. Benue state has three universities: Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi, Benue State University, Makurdi, and University of Mkar, Mkar, Gboko. It has two polytechnics: Benue State Polytechnic, Ugbokolo and Fidei polytechnic, Gboko as well as the Akperan Orshi college of Agriculture Yandev. There are about four colleges of education which are Federal College of Education Agasha, College of Education Oju, College of Education Kastina Ala.

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  • Benue State possesses a rich and diverse cultural heritage, which finds expression in colourful cloths, exotic masquerades, supplicated music and dances. Traditional dances from Benue State have won acclaim at national and international cultural festivals. These dances include Ingyough, Ange, Anchanakupa and Swange among the Tiv, and Anuwowowo and Odabaru among the Idoma. Fishing festivals and communal hunting expeditions are colourful and memorable social events among various communities. live and die at a ripe old age transform into the state of ancestors who must be appeased anytime a social occasion is to start. In the imagination of the Tiv kwagh-hir theatre, spirits manifest in many fantastic forms performing various activities as are carried among human beings.

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  • DOLLAR NAIRA CEFA NAIRA

    $ 1 N 199 1000 cefa N300

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  • OPPORTUNITIES At AIESEC Benue, we have been able to narrow down the needs of the society as an LC, and we can say that Incoming exchange in Global Community Development Program (IGCDP) is our strong suite, alongside Incoming Global Internship program (iGIP) with helping the youths experience the full potential by giving value to the new members of the community we however, introduced more programs for self development as well organisational development. Our programs are centered on community development, youth leadership, child welfare, education and literacy. We try to engage our interns and as well deliver an awesome experience to them. Exchange participant are provider with good working environment, housing accommodation, food and other social necessities. You can also visit the EXPERIENCE NAIJA webpage on www.experiencenaija.strikingly.com to show you more reasons why you should travel down Nigeria.

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    PROJECT REAL WORLD Job Description Design strategies for gaining attention from the communities, rape and Trafficked victims Facilitate sessions during campaign and talk shows Counsel rape and Trafficked victims and young people who stand a chance of becoming victims in the near future Provide suggestions for programmes and strategies that could foster sustainable awareness and education on human trafficking and sex violence (TN-In-NG-JS-2014-2272) https://experience.aiesec.org/#/opportunities/429493

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  • LANGUAGE MARATHON Language Marathon Focuses on teaching and learning of foreign languages such as French, Latin and English languages in pre-primary, primary and post primary schools in Benue. The intern will have the opportunity to share his culture and experiences with children and teachers. JOB DESCRIPTION Department the intern will be working : Project Management Job Description 1 : Teaching of French Language and English Language in schools Job Description 2 : The intern will share the culture and values of his people and country with the learners and the community Job Description 3 : The intern will also organize language related competitions among schools Job Description 4 : The intern will organize pro- grams that will motivate the parents in encouraging their children on foreign language learning

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    Measurable results expected from the intern : The number of competitions organized, the rate of fluency by learners and the response of parents towards foreign language learning such as French Preparation required from the intern before arrival : Any learning material that will facilitate his teaching Details on the Working Conditions : Personal Workspace https://experience.aiesec.org/#/opportunities/429493

  • PROJECT CARE INITIATIVE Job Description The Trainee will facilitate and deliver sessions on project days based on the learning module of the ASK Project at High schools, Orphanages and Communities. The ASK project is a PEER-EDUCATOR project Which make the students educate their other peers. Trainee will travel to communities within and Outside Benue state to generate information about the current realities on HIV/