The Women for Health (W4H) Programme established a Foundation Year Programme (FYP) in its target states; Jigawa, Katsina, Kano, Yobe and Zamfara. The ultimate objective of establishing the FYP in Northern Nigeria is to increase the enrolment of and potential for rural young women to enter and graduate from Health Training Institutions (HTIs). These young women will receive training to help them master the secondary school subjects required for HTI admission, while also acquiring practical learning skills to ensure they have the tools to succeed in health training.
This information sheet outlines the different types of support that W4H gives to the FYP, which includes support to teachers, students and Health Training Institutions. It also outlines achievements to date, which include a total of 764 young rural women and girls recruited into the FYP.