LEAP Africa is proud to announce the 6th Annual Nigerian Youth Leadership
Awards. The Awards, which have showcased the amazing efforts of 35 Nigerian
youth since 2004, will recognize an additional set of 10 outstanding young
Nigerians who have initiated change projects in their immediate communities.

The objectives of the 6th Leap Africa Annual Nigerian Youth Leadership Awards are to:

– Identify young people in Nigeria who have initiated change projects
that are focused on improving the lives of others
– Encourage and support these young people in their efforts
– Showcase their impact on local communities and demonstrate that the
youth can effectively serve as change leaders in Nigeria.

Application Criteria

Applicants must:

– Be between 18 and 30 years
– 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
– Be able to show tangible evidence of impact
– Demonstrate that their initiative has potential for growth or further
– Demonstrate high-levels of integrity and the willingness to serve as
role models for other youth.

*The Awards

*Ten outstanding youth will be selected for recognition during a nationally
publicized event that will be held on November 19, 2009. Winners will also
receive cash awards of up to Seventy Thousand Naira (N70, 000) to support
their work in local communities across the country.


For further information about the Annual Nigerian Youth Leadership Awards,
please contact Asuquo Asuquo via email at aasuquo@leapafrica. org

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 Asuquo Asuquo at: aasuquo@leapafrica.org

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