Owoicho Apochi Nelson and Judith Sambe, Youth-LEAD (Youth Leadership Empowerment and Attitude Development)

A young woman stands at the blackboard writing out letters

Young people are often referred to as the leaders of tomorrow but they in many cases, they are not prepared to take on this role, that was until Owoicho Apochi Nelson and Judith Sambe created Youth-LEAD (Youth Leadership Empowerment and Attitude Development) project in Adoka, Nigeria. This one-year leadership empowerment program equips young people to lead from today with a weeklong training and ten month mentorship period where they implement micro projects in their communities and schools. Youth-LEAD is structured to create a paradigm shift in these students, to empower them with useful skills and guidance that will enable them to take actions in their communities and giving them the platform to lead from today.

Date grant awarded: June 14, 2016
Website: http://eduforchange.org/