Don’t miss these women initiatives in Nigeria!

The Federal Ministry of Communication and Technology launched two initiatives on Monday namely the #smartwomanNigeria and training for 1000 girls in collaboration with #Huawei as part of Government’s  #GWIN programme.


Log on to  to learn more about the benefits of the SmartWoman Nigeria initiative. Register for more information at SmartWoman will allow women connect with one another, share and learn from each other and empower themselves to achieve their goals.


The 1000 Girls in ICT training program is to train girls on Telecommunication Networks, Transmission Network and GSM, LTE, WCDMA and other ICT skills. On completion of the program, the top 200 students based on performance will be further trained to become Certified Network Associates. Register here








LEAPAfrica/Shell Youth Empowerment Programme

Hello Lagos!

Have you heard about the FREE LEAP/Shell Youth Empowerment Programme? You should consider applying!

See the form here.

Like to get specific instructions on how to fill and submit the form to make it to priority list? Drop a message  here

Alright Nigeria, go get this!





Toastmasters Meeting
Are you looking to develop your speaking and leadership skills, ace an interview and ignite your career? Then head to the Toastmasters Meeting on Saturday. Toastmasters International is a world leader in communication and leadership development. Admission is free for all.
Date: Saturday 3rd August 2013
Time: 1 PM
Venue: Food of the Sun, Eko Hotel & Suites, Adetokunbo Ademola, Victoria Island, Lagos
Contact: For more info and general inquiries, call 07062498175 | 08034417112

Credit: BellaNaija


If you are in Lagos, here you go. There are others in Lagos and around Nigeria though. You can search here . You could also call any of the numbers above. I keep telling you how this is a cheap but great way to develop yourself.  Guess what? Many people are going to read this post but do nothing about what they have read. Would you be among? Don’t miss this!

Have a great month!


Youth? Submit your project proposal to UNESCO!

Are you young and up for a challenge? Here you go!


UNESCO launches a call for projects driven by young people

UNESCO launches a call for projects in order to identify and support 15 action projects (3 by region) which will be “certified” with the label “8th UNESCO Youth Forum” and implemented by, with and for young women and men between the 8th and the 9th UNESCO Youth Forum (October 2013-October 2015).

Thus, the selection and adoption of these 15 projects, which are expected to be in line with the UNESCO Youth Strategy 2014-2021, will be one of the major outcomes of the 8th UNESCO Youth Forum, to be held at the Organization Headquarters, Paris, France, from 29 to 31 October 2013, under the theme “Youth and Social Inclusion: Civic Engagement, Dialogue and Skills Development.”

Indeed, for the first time in its history, the UNESCO Youth Forum, created in 1999, will not only include strategic recommendations, but it will also select, support and plan innovative and concrete actions that can help achieve positive change for, with and by young women and men on several fields such as social inclusion, civic engagement and participation, social entrepreneurship and innovation, prevention of violence and conflicts, intercultural dialogue, democracy and skills development.

With this goal, the UNESCO’s call for projects launched this Monday 15 July 2013 is open to all young women and men who are members of a youth-led or youth-focused organization, project leaders or young entrepreneurs active in an established NGO. These young people are invited to submit their proposals for an innovative action project in their community, country or region, by filling in the submission form by 12 August 2013, the International Youth Day, midnight, Paris time.

After receiving these proposals, an independent international jury will pre-select 45 projects by the end of September 2013 and their initiators will be invited to submit one-minute video describing their project so that these 45 short films can be visible online by mid-October 2013. Then, during the 8th UNESCO Youth Forum, the young participants will examine and discuss the 45 pre-selected projects with a view to choosing a total of 15 (3 youth-led action projects per the five UNESCO regions). On 31 October 2013, the 15 projects awarded the “8th UNESCO Youth Forum” label will be announced and presented at the 37th UNESCO General Conference, in November 2013.

Allowing young people to submit recommendations to 195 UNESCO’s Member States’ representatives at the highest decision-making level, the UNESCO Youth Forum brings together, every two years, at the eve of the UNESCO General Conference, around 400 young participants from all over the world to exchange views, share experiences, reflect together and, above all, detect common preoccupations and problems.

Contact: youth(at)


Source: The UNESCO website

By the way, that contact email is You may want to take a look at the UNESCO Youth Strategy 2014-2021 to understand what projects interest UNESCO at this time.

If you are thinking of getting involved next time, pay attention to the requirements UNESCO holds dear: the UNESCO’s call for projects launched this Monday 15 July 2013 is open to all young women and men who are members of a youth-led or youth-focused organization, project leaders or young entrepreneurs active in an established NGO.

Keep your dreams/ideas alive and take note of the rules  🙂

—Always rooting for you!


Openings at TY Danjuma Foundation

Abuja, Taraba and Edo people need to grab this!

Volunteer in Nigeria

The TY Danjuma Foundation, an independent private Nigerian Philanthropic grant-making organisation, makes grants to Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and Community-Based Organisations (CBOs) to implement projects in three main thematic areas (Community Health Initiatives, Enhancing Quality of Education, and Income Generation Initiatives) to empower women and youth.

Community Health

The Foundation’s Community Health Initiatives programme supports projects across a number of medical, health-related and hygeine matters. These include: Free Medical Missions; Partnership with Community Health Centers and Referal Hospitals; as well as Water and Wellbeing projects.

Enhancing Quality of Education

The Enhancing Quality of Education programme of the Foundation supports initiatives aimed to enhancing the quality of, and improving access to education, i.e. enrolment, retention, transition and completion of basic education. This is done by funding Good Schools Projects; Community Libraries projects; as well as Peace Education projects in conflict-prone communities in Nigeria.

Income Generation Initiatives

The Foundation’s Income Generation Initiatives support…

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I ran into this thread on Nairaland.

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As part of our initiative to give back to our Country’s economy, Nigeria Diaspora Alumni Network (NiDAN) is organising a Youth Empowerment Program for 1000 Unemployed Nigerian Youths (Graduates).

We have assembled our group of Professionals from various areas of expertise to coach and mentor you on a more practical approach of career development.

Other sessions include:

1. How to find employment

2. How to write a winning resume

3. Interview: what to expect from employers

Date: 23rd July, 2012

Time: 8:00am prompt.

Venue of Event: Merit House, No. 22, Aguiyi Ironsi Street, Maitama, Abuja

This program is absolutely free and on a first come first serve basis. There are also lots of prizes to be won. For online registration visit … Please make sure you print a copy of the registration slip and come with it to the event.

For further enquiries please call 08100330330


So when I saw this, I did not just say, “oh, that was for 2012.”  I saw the fish and located the river and voila! 


We are pleased to announce to you that the 2013 version of our Youth Empowerment Program is fast approaching. The event has been scheduled for July 23rd and 24th 2013 at the National Merit Awards, Maitama and The Global Distance Learning Institute, Ralph Sodeinde Street, opposite Ministry of Finance. Last year we focused on lecturing the attendees on how they can prepare themselves for job interviews, how they can build a profitable resume and how they can get a job in a tight job market. Some of the attendees of the YEP I got employed by some our corporate members, we also sent several job opportunities to these set of people. Last year registered a great success and we are glad we reached out to the lives of so many.

This year we have decided to focus more on Entrepreneurship, we are aware that the public and private sector cannot employ all graduates every year owing to the fact that we have more graduates than available jobs. To this effect we have decided to train and mentor 1000 youths on how they can start up their own business. It is our intention to have more self employed people while also helping them become employers of labour.

The event would be a 2 day event; the first day of the event would focus on accessing finance and how to write a good business plan. We would have breakout sessions on the second day where the attendees would choose which area of Entrepreneurship they would like to specialize on, the categories include fish farming, snail rearing, makeup artistry, entertainment, fashion design and sewing, bee harvesting, photography, pottery, Information Communications Technology, event management, export business etc.

There would be prices of scholarships and give-away on the second day of the event. Please stay updated on our website to get information on how to register for our next Youth Empowerment Program.


REGISTER HERE GUYS! IT IS OPEN AND ABSOLUTELY FREE! (You need to foot your transport bills though :D)

See what I mean? Told you guys about the power of Nairaland! Or haven’t I? Oh I tweeted about it! Okay, would do a post. I should also do one on how to keep tabs on your favourite websites.

Guess what? The 2013 edition of the training was actually on Nairaland !

Enjoy the fish then locate the river!



P.S: I don’t know anyone from the Nairaland or  NIDAN team and I am not trying to promote them. 😛