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The 12th Edition of YLEAD 2022 Virtual Fellowship Program

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The COVID-19 pandemic era has revealed that there is a greater need for youths to take advantage of the growing pace of modern technology to emerge as digitalized leaders and entrepreneurs. To that end, iKapture Centre for Development – a non-profit organization – developed the 12th edition of Youths Leadership. Entrepreneurship, and Development (YLEAD) Virtual Fellowship program to “up” the “skills” of youths in the modern era making them equip digitally to assume any leadership role in any corporate organization or as entrepreneurs.

The 12th edition of the 2022 YLEAD Virtual Fellowship program was tagged “Upskill” and was proudly sponsored by BlankPaperz Media. This 4-week program commenced on the 7th of November, 2022 and spanned to the 2nd of December, 2022. There was a total of 20 eligible international participants holding from 10 different countries including Nigeria, Zambia, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Indonesia, Cameroon, Ghana, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, and Kenya.

The 2022 YLEAD Virtual Fellowship program provided for young scholars to interact with and learn from the experiences of successful digital leaders and entrepreneurs. The program kick-started with an opening remark given by Mrs Juliet Inyang, Former Executive Director, iKapture Centre for Development. Following this was a notable Keynote Address titled ‘Upskilling in a Digital Era’ by Mirabelle Morah, Founder of BlankPaperz. This keynote address was listened in to by 20 participants who connected to the virtual program via the Zoom conference meeting.

For the first two weeks of the program, the attendees were taken through a thorough and intensive drill on team building and emotional intelligence, vision boarding, critical thinking and problem solving, toxic traits, goal setting, communication skills and etiquette, SEO content and copywriting skills, robotics and drone creation to mention but a few. The next two weeks were for the participants to put into practice what they had learned through the internship.

The 2022 YLEAD Virtual Fellowship program impacted positively the attendees of the program. this is evidenced by the testimonies of these participants. Consider some of them below:

Honestly, today’s session was lit and ended with an amazing game. I must commend the organizers of the program, most especially BlankPaperz who made my coming here happen ….– Mr Olowo. YLEAD Class of 2022.

Wow, today’s session has been worth the while. Thank you iKapture Networks.– Miss Peace. YLEAD Class of 2022.

Naked truth. I had benefited a lot from your programs. I can’t wait to turn those lessons into my habit and benefit the broader community as well. Thank you. Mr Castus YLEAD Class of 2022.

On the whole, this virtual program upskilled the participants equipping them as digitalized leaders and entrepreneurs. The graduands (emerging Yleaders) were presented with certificates for their exceptional performances.

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YLEAD Virtual Fellowship 2022: Call for Applications

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The Youth Leadership Entrepreneurship and Development (YLEAD) Fellowship is a 4-week immersive capacity-building program designed to educate, engage and equip young people with skills to prepare them for the world of work and transition from school to career.

The program will take place virtually from November 7 – December 2, 2022, with participants from across the country. It 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.

This year we have included an opportunity to harness digital skills and get remote job placement!

The program includes the following:

  • 1 week of intensive training on Leadership and Personal Development
  • 1 week of intensive digital skills training
  • 2 weeks of internship, business simulation and remote job placement

Benefits:

  • Learn new skills, network, volunteer and achieve your goals for a successful personal and career life
  • Connect and network with peers and young professionals
  • Access to remote work/internships as well as global opportunities
  • Mentoring
  • Join a global network of Alumni
  • Certificate of Participation

Join us for a rare blend of learning, fun and impact!

Eligibility:

The YLEAD program is open to aspiring young leaders who may be students, graduates and out-of-school youth. Interested participants:

  • Must be between the ages of 15 – 30 years
  • Must show interest in learning new skills and participate in group activities
  • Must attain 75% attendance in the training program
  • Must be of good behavior and willing to interact with people of different backgrounds, tribes, and religions
  • Should be interested in volunteering and having a mentor

Applications close on Monday, October 31, 2022, at 11:59 pm WAT.

Learn more and apply here: https://bit.ly/ikaptureYLEAD

Kids and Teens Can Solve Society’s Problems Digitally!

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Because we live in a fast-changing world, with advancements in science and technology, machines and artificial intelligence are fast replacing conventional jobs. The future is digital and for anyone to meet up with its standard; they must have certain digital skills.

iKapture Center for Development in collaboration with AIESEC Nigeria and Opportunity Desk hosted the 2022 Digital Skill Up Summer Boot camp (DSB 22) from August 1 to 29, 2022. The boot camp was a 4-week intensive and immersive tech program designed for kids and teenagers to gain digital skills, leadership, and life skills that will them address problems in society.

Participants learned how to code and use app builders to create their own apps and other digital courses.

Learning Outcome from DSB 22

The participants were successfully trained on the following 10 skills: Intro to Cyber Security, Soft skills (Time management, Public Speaking and Team Building), Graphics Design, Mobile app development, Copywriting, SEO, Amazon book publishing, Leadership skills, Drone Technology, Whiteboard Animation, Web design/development (HTML, CSSS, JavaScript).

During the project week, they also learned presentation skills and teamwork.

Participants’ Feedback/Testimonials

The kids and their parents were very excited and overjoyed about the outcome and what they were able to do, their parents were even happier as they watched their ward(s) during the presentation. Here are a few testimonials:

  • “I am overjoyed about how much my son was able to learn and I look forward to registering him next year” – Mrs. Helen

  • “I am very impressed with my child’s performance. I have gotten him a laptop as a present to help him practice all that was being taught” – Mr. Eze

  • “The value gotten was more than the cost price of the program, and I’m willing to pay more next time, knowing my child would certainly get more value” – Mrs. Favour.

Another parent said that he was really impressed at the attention given to the children and said he is sure it’s one of the reasons they were able to learn so much in a space of three weeks.

There is a critical need to produce a generation of thinkers and problem solvers with the necessary digital skills to achieve their goals. The best time to learn those skills is now and iKapture Center for Development is committed to bridging the gap between societal demands and young people by equipping them with the skills and values to tackle today’s challenges and be ready for tomorrow’s aspirations.

Interested in enrolling your ward for our 3-Month Digital Leadership? Contact us at [email protected]enetworks.com or call us on 08134624760 or 08090970206.

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