Commonwealth launches Young Professionals Programme – Opportunity for Young People to Contribute in International Development and Democracy

The Commonwealth Secretariat has launched a Young Professionals Programme as part of its ongoing commitment to youth development and empowerment. Under the programme, qualified young people from Commonwealth member countries are given the opportunity to contribute to the Commonwealth’s work in international development and democracy, and to build their skills in its culturally diverse, professional […]

APPLY for UN Youth Volunteer Programme in Germany 2015

The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programmme is awarded to young people from the UN member States interested in contributing to peace and development through volunteerism worldwide. UNV contributes to peace and development by advocating for recognition of volunteers, working with partners to integrate volunteerism into development programming, and mobilizing an increasing number and diversity of […]

Application is Open for 10th Africa – Europe Training Course for Youth Organisations 2014

The North-South Centre of the Council of Europe is organising the 10th Africa-Europe Training Course for Youth Organisations in Nairobi-Kenya, from 25th January to 1st February 2015. The training course is organised in partnership with the European Youth Forum, the Pan African Youth Union and the Network of International Youth organisations in Africa. The activity […]

MUSTE Undergraduate Scholarships for Nigerian Students 2015

Scholarship Name: The Mankind United to Support Total Education (MUSTE) program is for undergraduate and higher degree studies only. Brief description The Youth Empowerment and ICT Foundation is offering its MUSTE Scholarship funding for undergraduate study in Nigerian higher institutions for the duration of the program 2015 Accepted Subject Areas? All fields especially courses related to […]

Reawakening the Giants in Nigeria – CYC invites Youths to celebrate independence day in a Fun and educative program

The Rebirth - Reawakening the Giants in Nigeria

Have you planned out how to spend the independence day holiday come Tuesday, 1 October 2013? If you are in Lagos, the Christian Youth Crusade CYC – St Barth’s Anglican Church is inviting Nigerian youths to come celebrate Nigerian independent day in an entertaining and educative program, themed: The Rebirth – Re-awakening the Giant in […]

Nigeria’s Growing Youth Unemployment: Entrepreneurship to the Rescue

Unemployment in Nigeria - Entrepreneurship

Ever dreamt of graduating from the University and living a financially secured life ever after? Chances are high you do – it’s a common dream these days. It’s not unusual to hear students proclaim that they would have a financially viable life as soon as they graduate and get employed by Chevron, Dangote, Microsoft Corporation, […]

2014 Rolex Awards for Enterprise – for Young Visionaries Age 18 to 30

rolex awards for enterprise

The Rolex Awards for Enterprise, a philanthropic programme of Rolex SA, aim to encourage a spirit of enterprise in individuals around the world by supporting outstanding efforts in areas that advance human knowledge and well-being. The Awards are open to individuals of any nationality or background. The Rolex Awards provide financial assistance to people who […]

Google Science Fair 2014 Now Open for Competition for students – age between 13 and 18

Google Science fair 2013

The Google Science Fair is a global online science and technology competition open to students ages 13 to 18. Throughout history many great scientists developed their curiosity for science at an early age and went on to make groundbreaking discoveries that changed the way we live. In partnership with the LEGO Group, National Geographic and […]

MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program – $500 Million in Scholarships to Empower 15,000 Young Africans

The Mastercard foundation scholars program

In a press release, the MasterCard Foundation on Wednesday September 26, announced the launch of The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program, a $500 million education initiative that will provide talented yet economically disadvantaged students from developing countries, particularly from Africa,– with comprehensive support for secondary and university education. Here is a part of the press release: […]

Nigeria: Out of 449 Candidates, 100 will qualify for the Presidential Scholarship Award

449 candidates met the criteria for selection for the Presidential Special Scholarship Scheme for Innovation and Development, according to the Executive director, National Universities Commission (NUC), Julius Okojie, on Monday. He made this know in Abuja when he visited Chams centre where the candidates wrote the Presidential Special Scholarship Aptitude Test. Of the 449 candidates […]

How I won in the YouWIN Business Plan Competition – Interview with Utibe Etim

YouWIN Nigeria Young Entrepreneur Business Plan Competition

The YouWIN Nigeria program was transparent. Because for someone like me to be among the winners, then I would say it’s really transparent. Because I don’t know anyone who would have helped me. The FG of Nigeria introduced the Youth Enterprise with Innovation in Nigeria –YouWIN programme in 2011 www.youwin.org.ng; a collaboration of the Ministry […]

20 young Nigerians on Samsung OverseasTraining programme in South Korea

samsung technical training Nigeria

In its effort to support the President Goodluck Jonathan transformation agenda, to ensure that the local content input drive in the oil and gas sector is achieved, Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI), a foremost world class shipbuilding and offshore fabrication company, has sent 20 young Nigerians to Samsung’s shipyard in Geoje, South Korea for an extensive […]