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Waka is a pidgin word that means walk, travel, moving around on your own two feet. The WAKA Well by IOM X campaign seeks to encourage young people to make informed decisions for their future – to ‘walk’ or ‘waka’ the path that will lead to a better future, whether it be at home or abroad.
WAKA Well by IOM X is the International Organization for Migration’s (IOM) innovative campaign in West Africa that seeks to prevent exploitation by empowering young people to make informed decisions about their future, both at home and abroad.
IOM X first started as a four-year project out of the IOM Regional Office for Asia Pacific in October 2014. A number of IOM offices globally have adopted the campaign model, with activities starting at IOM X Belarus in 2015, IOM X Central America (Somos Colmena) in 2018 and IOM X West Africa (WAKA Well) in 2019. For more information about global IOM X efforts, visit: https://IOMX.iom.int/
Even though you don’t live in Oredo or Ikpoba Okha, there is still information that is relevant to all Nigerians. Check out the WAKAwell.info/Nigeria for information about how Nigerians can go abroad (including in the ECOWAS region, Europe, Asia and North America). On this page, you will also find videos and learning resources such as facts about the migration context in Nigeria and more information about WAKA Well activities in Nigeria.
We can’t help you find a job, but we can point you in the right direction on where you can find information about opportunities in the communities of Oredo and Ikpoba Okha in Nigeria. Click the link below:
If you are Nigerian, on WAKAwell.info/Nigeria, you can find information on how to go abroad to the following countries: Algeria, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cabo Verde, Côte d’Ivoire, Germany, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Italy, Liberia, Mali, Morocco, Niger, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Spain, Switzerland, The Gambia and Togo.
If you are Guinean, on WAKAwell.info/Guinee, you can find information on how to go abroad to the following countries: Canada, China, Côte d’Ivoire, Germany, Ghana, Guinée Bissau, Italy, Russia, Senegal, Spain, The Gambia, United Arab Emirates and USA.
No, we can’t help you apply for a visa, but we can direct you to accurate information for Nigerians on how to apply for relevant visas, what are the required documents, and contact details for embassies and consulates. This information can be accessed here:
Communication for Development (or C4D) is one of the more popular frameworks under the strategic communication umbrella. It is a people-centered process that uses communication tools and activities to support and help create social and behaviour change in a meaningful and sustained way.
Ultimately, C4D aims at influencing the knowledge, attitudes and behaviours of key audiences around a topic in order to create positive change. The process can be helpful if you are working to create positive change in a community. To follow IOM X’s step-by-step process to create your own C4D campaign, visit: https://IOMX.iom.int/