Announcing the 5th Annual Nigerian Youth Leadership Awards

Committed to showcasing the amazing efforts of young people and their impact on communities across Nigeria, LEAP Africa is proud to announce the 5th Annual Nigerian Youth Leadership Awards. Funded by Nokia and supported by the International Youth Foundation, these awards will recognize outstanding young Nigerians who have initiated change projects in their communities.

The objectives of the 5th Annual Nigerian Youth Leadership Awards are:
(i) To identify young people in Nigeria who have initiated change projects that are focused on improving the lives of others.
(ii) To encourage and support these young people in their efforts
(iii) To showcase their impact on local communities and to demonstrate that the youth can effectively serve as change leaders in Nigeria

Application Criteria
Applicants must:
a. Be between 18 and 30 years old
b. Have played a leadership role in creating positive changes in their local communities in one of the following areas: Business and Economic Development, Environment, Education, Law and Human Rights, Health, Media, Arts and Culture, and Science and Technology.
c. Be able to show tangible evidence of impact
d. Demonstrate that their initiative has potential for growth or further replication
e. Demonstrate high-levels of integrity and the willingness to serve as role models for other youth

The Award
Ten outstanding youth will be selected for recognition during a nationally publicized event that will be held on November 20th 2008 in Lagos. Winners will also receive cash awards of up to Sixty thousand Naira (N60, 000), to support their projects in local communities across the country.

Application Process
Applications can also be downloaded or completed at LEAP Africa’s website at: http://www.leapafrica.org/downloads.asp All applications should be returned to LEAP Africa office at 13 Omorinre Johnson Street, Off Admiralty Way, Lekki Phase 1, Lekki Peninsula, Lagos or by post to P.O. Box 75427, Victoria Island, Lagos or via email to Oje Ivagba at: oivagba@leapafrica.org before June 30th, 2008.

Please note that only finalists will be notified, and you can contact LEAP Africa for more information:

LEAP Africa
13 Omorinre Johnson Street, Off Admiralty Way, Lekki Phase 1, Lekki Peninsula, Lagos
P.O. Box 75427, Victoria Island, Lagos
Telephone: 234-1-2706541/2
Email: info@leapafrica.org
Website: www.leapafrica.org

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