YLEAD Virtual Fellowship 2022

The Youth Leadership, Entrepreneurship, and Development (YLEAD) Fellowship is a flagship program of iKapture Centre for Development which has impacted young people globally over the last 12 years. 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. 

YLEAD is an innovative solution to the dearth of skills among young people. It seeks to enhance learning and engage students in the most productive method while preparing them for career and higher education. The program 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, participants will get access to digital skills and remote job placements.

Since inception, YLEAD has reached over 500 young people with support from Michelle Obama’s Young African Women Leaders’ Forum Small Grants, British Council’s Global Changemakers, U.S. Department of State Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund (AEIF), Ashoka’s Youth Venture and the American Corner Calabar.

The aim of YLEAD Program is to educate, engage and equip young people in their transitional years with the necessary leadership, personal development and entrepreneurial skills needed to prepare for the world of work.

To educate, engage and equip young people with the necessary skills needed to transition effectively in leadership, personal development and entrepreneurial development in Nigeria

To be a centre of learning that promotes the right learning culture and tools for young people in the early stages of their life as well as nurture the next generation of socially aware leaders and tech savvy entrepreneurs in Nigeria.

Program Components


1 week of intensive training on leadership and personal development.


1 week of intensive training on digital skills and entrepreneurship

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2 weeks of internship, business simulation and remote job placement.

Who is this program for?

The YLEAD program is open to aspiring young leaders globally who may be students, graduates or out-of-school youth between 15 and 30 years.

Interested participants must:

  • Be between the ages of 15 - 30 years
  • Have attempted High School
  • Show interest in learning new skills and participates in group activities
  • Attain 75% attendance in the training program
  • Be of good behavior and willing to interact with people of different background, tribe, and religion
  • Should be interested in volunteering and acquiring digital skills.


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

  • 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
  • Invitation to attend the iKapture YLEAD Graduation Celebration Event and Awards

Meet the Facilitators



The Youth Leadership, Entrepreneurship, and Development (YLEAD) Fellowship 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, digital, entrepreneurship, and personal development program is designed for students and secondary school graduates as well as out-of-school youths.

The program duration is four weeks. It includes 1 week of leadership and personal development training, 1 weeks of digital skills acquisition, and 2 weeks of internship and remote job placement.

  • Week 1: The participants will receive scheduled virtual lectures from our well-structured modules on different topics covering Leadership and Personal Development. Icebreakers, games, puzzles, illustrations, and PowerPoint slides will be employed to engage and educate the students.
  • Week 2:  Digital skills and entrepreneurship training. Skills will include website creation and monetization, copywriting, editing, social media marketing and grant and proposal writing.
  • Week 3 and 4: Remote Internship, Business Simulation and Job Placement. Selected Mentors (external and internal) from different fields are matched with students to help guide them.
  • Graduation Event and Awards

The program offers well-developed modules and content on areas such as Self Awareness, Purpose Discovery, Vision Onboarding, Emotional Intelligence, Goal Setting, Time Management, Etiquette, Ethics, and Values amongst others.

  • You will learn about leadership, personal development and entrepreneurship. 
  • You will be exposed to the skills needed to fully engage in active service in their communities.
  • You will become self-aware, discover purpose, and have a good understanding of your personality.
  • You will become entrepreneurially driven.
  • You will become better informed about the culture of ethics and value which would effectively position as they transition into society.
  • You will become self-confident, bold and positioned for global relevance.
  • You will be fully prepared and ready to transition from school to career.

This is one of the best life-changing programs you will experience.

The YLEAD program is open to young people (15-30 years) within the secondary, post-secondary, pre- and post-university status. 

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.

The value of this program cannot be quantified. Selected candidates will only be required to pay a commitment fee of N30,000 ($60) only to be able to participate in this life-changing program.

The program fee covers;

  • Certificates
  • Training Modules and Brochure
  • Digital Skill acquisition Training
  • Workbook
  • Learning Resources

The program will take place virtually from November 7 – December 2, 2022.

iKapture will run all classes on virtual learning spaces like Zoom, Google Jamboard and Classroom for interactive learning and engagement.

Visit the link: bit.ly/ylead22 to apply!

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

What our YLEAD Alumni say...

It sounds cliche to say but it was really life-changing, I was fresh out of high school and really crude before YLEAD and refinement took place at YLEAD that still serves as a guiding light. I interacted with concepts and people I had no access to before, it opened new vistas for me. I met my first mentor through YLEAD and like they say the rest is history.
James Okina
2014 YLEAD Participant
My YLEAD experience was fundamental to my personal and leadership growth. The facilitators were amazing, nice environment and conducive classrooms. I wouldn't have wished for anyone else at that age. YLEAD is a firm foundation for every young persons.
Godwin Egba
2015 YLEAD Participant
My YLEAD experience was an amazing one because of the knowledge and insights I got from the courses that were facilitated by wonderful people. I got to meet with a whole lot of persons that I wasn’t familiar with at the time and create a bond with them. The internship and of course, our team tasks, where we were given some amount as capital to start up a business was like the highlight of my experience. It was really awesome.
Victoria Ephraim
2018 YLEAD Participant

Are you ready for a life-changing experience?

Become a YLEADer!

Deadline: Monday, October 31, 2022 at 11:59pm WAT
Deadline: June 15,020 at 11:59pm WA4

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