Leap Africa iLEAD Fellowship Programme for Nigerians 2018

The Leap Africa iLEAD Fellowship Programme for graduate Nigerian students is a one-year fellowship for dynamic graduates who have demonstrated a passion for social development and leadership.

Selected fellows will be equipped with the knowledge, skills and experience to lead change in their communities and contribute to the development sector. Fellows will also be trained on the iLEAD curriculum and supported to cascade the curriculum to secondary school students in assigned public secondary schools for a period of one year.

The fellowship:

  • is a one-year commitment to nurturing the personal and leadership development of underserved students in public secondary schools in Akwa Ibom state
  • involves a variety of experiences that help you gain knowledge, skills and experience to become a change leader in your community and a key contributor to the development sector
  • includes two-weeks of intense training in leadership, life, employability and enterprise skills, as well as fundamental skills for an entry-level career in the development sector
  • places you in a community of like-minded youth with a shared passion for development
  • connects you with seasoned professionals in the development sector who serve as career mentors for 6 months during the programme
  • includes a two-week internship with top development organizations in Akwa Ibom state
  • is an opportunity to become a part of LEAP Africa’s alumni network.

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Leap Africa iLEAD Fellowship Programme Description:

  • Type: Fellowship
  • Application Deadline: 3rd August 2018 11:59 pm
  • Eligible Countries: Nigeria
  • Number of Awards: Not specified
  • Duration of Program: 1 year
  • Award Providers: Leap Africa, Ford Foundation

Leap Africa iLEAD Fellowship Eligibility:

The iLEAD fellowship is for:

  • 2018 Batch B National Youth Service Corp Member.
  • Corp members who have been posted to Akwa-Ibom State for the mandatory service year.
  • Passionate about social change and looking to pursue a career in the development sector or start a social enterprise/initiative.
  • Interested in learning how to become a change leader and positively influence their communities and society.

Value of Award: 

  • Leadership and life skills training for personal transformation.
  • Programme and stakeholder management skills.
  • Mentorship and internship support needed to start a social initiative/ enterprise or take up a career in the development sector.
  • Mentoring and facilitation skills to cascade iLEAD curriculum to students in public secondary schools in Akwa-Ibom.

Application Procedure: Interested Nigerian applicants should click here to apply. For more information about the Leap Africa iLEAD Fellowship Programme for Graduates Nigerians 2018, visit their scholarship website.

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