Apply for the 2020 YLEAD Virtual Fellowship 2020 for Aspiring Young Leaders in Nigeria

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Are you an aspiring young leader between 15 and 24 years? The YLEAD Virtual Fellowship Program is for you. This is an 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. This four-week leadership, entrepreneurship, and personal development program is designed for students and secondary school graduates as well as out-of-school youth in Nigeria.

The Youth Leadership, Entrepreneurship, and Development (YLEAD) Fellowship is a flagship program of iKapture Centre for Development which has impacted young people in the South-South region of Nigeria over the last 10 years. To mark its 10th Anniversary, the fellowship is extending to the 36 states + FCT with the goal of reaching more young people. The Virtual program provides a platform for young people to learn from experienced thought leaders, share knowledge with changemakers, and also create meaningful networks and changes in their lives and in their communities. 

Program Content

The program includes 1 week of training, 2 weeks’ internship, and 1-week mentoring engagement. 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. 

The project activities include:

  • Intensive training on basic leadership, personal and entrepreneurship skills
  • Counseling
  • Internship
  • Volunteering
  • Business Simulation
  • Mentoring

The breakdown of activities includes;

  • Week 1: The participants will receive scheduled virtual lectures from our well-structured modules on different topics covering Leadership, Personal Development, and Entrepreneurship. Icebreakers, games, puzzles, illustrations, and PowerPoint slides will be employed to engage and educate the students.
  • Week 2 and 3 – Remote Internship and Business Simulation Exercise
  • Week 4: Selected Mentors (external and internal) from different fields are matched with students to help guide them.
  • 10th Anniversary Celebration Event and Awards


The YLEAD program is open to individuals within the secondary, post-secondary, and pre-university status. 

Interested candidates;

  • Must be between the ages of 15-24 years
  • Should fill and submit the application form to be selected
  • Should not be an undergraduate at the time of application.
  • Must show interest in learning new skills and participate in group activities.
  • Must attain at least 75% attendance in the training program.
  • Must be of good behavior and willing to interact with people of different backgrounds, tribe, and religion.
  • Should have an interest in volunteering and being paired with a mentor.

Application, Program Fees, and Package

Participants are required to fill an application form for this program. Applications will be assessed to ascertain the readiness of the student to embark on such an intensive program.

Selected candidates will be required to pay a commitment fee of N10,000 only to be able to participate in this life-changing program. However, a 50% scholarship is available for a few participants.

The program fee covers;

  • Certificates
  • Training Modules and Brochure
  • Workbook
  • Learning Resource

The program will take place virtually from 5th – 30th October 2020 with participants from across the country.

Applications close on Friday, September 25, 2020, at 11:59 pm WAT.

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25 Under 25 Leaders Changing the Game Award 2020 – Call for Nominations

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Nominations are now open for the 25 Under 25 Young Leaders Changing the Game 2020 Award! In commemoration of International Youth Day and in celebration of the iKapture’s 10 year anniversary of its flagship program: Youth Leadership, Entrepreneurship And Development (YLEAD), the award has been launched.

25 Under 25 is seeking to recognize young leaders across Nigeria (under 25 years) who are championing change in their communities. iKapture will recognise the exemplary work undertaken by young people across the continent.

The Award launch coincides with the 2020 International Youth Day with the theme ‘Youth Engagement for Global Action,’ which seeks to highlight young people that are working to ensure sustainable development in their various communities, and provide ways for more young people to engage.


Award, nominees must:

  • be aged 15 to 24 years;
  • be a citizen of an African country;
  • have been engaged in development work, business or engaged in a leadership role for more than 12 months – either in a professional or voluntary capacity;
  • have a strong track record of implementing innovative ideas and linking their work and its impact to one of the 17 SDGs;
  • have demonstrated an understanding of the importance of youth engagement in key areas of development, business and Leadership.

Entrants can nominate themselves or be nominated by someone who can testify of the impact of their work. 25 finalists will be shortlisted from a list of nominations based on 6 key categories which include:

  1. Poverty Eradication (SDG 1, 2)
  2. Education (SDG 4, 17)
  3. Environment (SDG 6, 7, 11, 13, 14, 15)
  4. Health (SDG 3)
  5. Human Rights (SDG 5, 10, 17)
  6. Entrepreneurship/Innovation (SDG 8, 9, 12)

Award Benefits

The finalists will;

  • Receive an e-award certificate
  • Be featured on our social media pages, Blankpaperz online publication and Opportunity Desk
  • Participate in a Virtual Meet-up with select Change Makers across the globe

How to Nominate

Visit this link to apply or nominate someone.

Entries must be received online by 23:59 WAT on 25 August 2020.

iKapture Digital SkillUp Summer Bootcamp 2021.

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iKapture Centre for Development is hosting the 2021 Digital SkillUp Summer Bootcamp. The bootcamp is a 4-week intensive and immersive tech program designed for kids and teenagers who want to gain digital skills. Participants learn how to code and use app builders to create their own apps. Other courses offered include, graphics design, and life skills including self-awareness, communication, leadership and teamwork.

We live in a fast-changing world, with advancements in science and technology, machines and artificial intelligence are fast replacing conventional jobs. It has become imperative that the education sector offers more than just certificates. The future is digital and for anyone to meet up with it’s standard; they must have certain digital skills. There is critical need to produce a generation of thinkers and problem solvers. The best time to learn those skills is now and we are committed to bridging the gap between the societal demands and young people by equipping them with the skills and values to tackle today’s challenges and ready for tomorrow’s aspirations.

After completing the program, students join a growing alumni network for career support and community. They have access to mentors to further develop their skills.

What kids will learn

  • Programming: Python, HTML/CSS, JavaScript
  • App Builders: App Inventor, Thunkable, Scratch
  • Graphics design
  • Microsoft Office
  • WordPress
  • Use of Social Media
  • Explainer Videos
  • Vision Boarding
  • Life Skills

Who is this for?

  • Open to African kids and teens between 5 and 16 years

Program Details

This program adopts a practical approach, which is structured to take place within the period of 4 weeks.


  • 2nd – 27th August 2021
  • Monday – Friday
  • 9am – 2pm daily

Program Cost

This fee per participant cost #30,000, which covers facilitation, training materials and certificates.

Early bird registration- #25,000 ( Deadline: Friday, July 16, 2021. )

How to Register


Pay to:
iKapture Centre for Development
Fidelity Bank

Call 0813-462-4760 or 08090970206 to confirm payment and secure your spot.

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