Call for Applications: Youth Leadership, Entrepreneurship, and Development (YLEAD) Fellowship


The Youth Leadership, Entrepreneurship, and Development (YLEAD) Fellowship is a flagship program of iKapture Centre for Development which has impacted young people in the South-South region of Nigeria over the last 10 years. To mark its 10th Anniversary, the fellowship is extending to the 36 states + FCT with the goal of reaching more young people. The Virtual program provides a platform for young people to learn from experienced thought leaders, share knowledge with changemakers, and also create meaningful networks and changes in their lives and in their communities.

YLEAD is an innovative solution to the dearth of skills among young people. It seeks to enhance learning and engage students in the most productive method while preparing them for career and higher education. The program offers well-developed modules and content on areas such as Self Awareness, Purpose Discovery, Emotional Intelligence, Goal Setting, Time Management, Etiquette, Ethics and Values amongst others.

Since inception, YLEAD has reached over 500 young people with support from Michelle Obama’s Young African Women Leaders’ Forum Small Grants, British Council’s Global Changemakers, U.S. Department of State Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund (AEIF), Ashoka’s Youth Venture and the American Corner Calabar. The 10th Anniversary edition of the program will take place virtually from 5th – 30th October 2020 with up to 50 participants from across Nigeria.

Who is this program for?

The YLEAD program is open to aspiring young leaders from across Nigeria who may be students, graduates or out-of-school youth between 15 and 24 years.

Interested participants must:

  • Be between the ages of 15 – 24 years
  • Have attempted JSSCE or SSCE
  • Show interest in learning new skills and participates in group activities
  • Attain 75% attendance in the training program
  • Be of good behavior and willing to interact with people of different background, tribe, and religion
  • Should be interested in volunteering and having a mentor

Get more details and apply HERE




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