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Leap Africa iLEAD Fellowship Programme (IFP) for Young Nigerians 2017

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

Application Deadline: 7th August 2017

Eligible Countries: Nigeria

About the Award: 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.

Type: Fellowship

Eligibility: The iLEAD fellowship is for:

  • 2017 Batch A Stream II National Youth Service Corp Member.
  • Corp members who have been posted to Akwa-Ibom State for the mandatory service year.
  • Young people who are passionate about social change and looking to pursue a career in the development sector or start a social enterprise/initiative.
  • Youth interested in learning how to become a change leader and positively influence their communities and society.

Number of Awards:

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.

Duration of Program: 1 year

How to Apply:  Apply now

Visit the Program Webpage for Details

Award Providers: Leap Africa, Ford Foundation

Important Notes: Fellows MUST participate in a one-week residential training programme. Selected Fellows will be posted to specific public secondary schools in the Uyo and Eket Metropolis where they will serve as teachers and also iLEAD mentors during the one year NYSC Scheme.

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