Openings for Abuja summer camp

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Hello Abuja!

Daar Communications has partnered with Kiddies Heritage Entertainment to present a camp for children aged 7-15 years. The camp is to hold from August 5-17, 2013. Volunteers are needed immediately. The children are to be engaged in Leadership/Skill Development, Excursions, Computer & ICT, Fashion design, Fitness and Nutrition, Etiquette and Poise, Finance and Time Management, Decor, Makeup, Beauty, Cosmetology, Career seminars, Capacity building, Creative arts, Culinary arts, Agriculture, Soap making, Tye and Dye, 3D Animation, Sports and Indoor games.

The camp would hold at Gwarinpa, Abuja.


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Youth? Submit your project proposal to UNESCO!

Nobody else reports it like this.

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Are you young and up for a challenge? Here you go!


UNESCO launches a call for projects driven by young people

UNESCO launches a call for projects in order to identify and support 15 action projects (3 by region) which will be “certified” with the label “8th UNESCO Youth Forum” and implemented by, with and for young women and men between the 8th and the 9th UNESCO Youth Forum (October 2013-October 2015).

Thus, the selection and adoption of these 15 projects, which are expected to be in line with the UNESCO Youth Strategy 2014-2021, will be one of the major outcomes of the 8th UNESCO Youth Forum, to be held at the Organization Headquarters, Paris, France, from 29 to 31 October 2013, under the theme “Youth and Social Inclusion: Civic Engagement, Dialogue and Skills Development.”

Indeed, for the first time in its history, the UNESCO Youth Forum, created in…

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Openings at TY Danjuma Foundation

The TY Danjuma Foundation, an independent private Nigerian Philanthropic grant-making organisation, makes grants to Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and Community-Based Organisations (CBOs) to implement projects in three main thematic areas (Community Health Initiatives, Enhancing Quality of Education, and Income Generation Initiatives) to empower women and youth.

Community Health

The Foundation’s Community Health Initiatives programme supports projects across a number of medical, health-related and hygeine matters. These include: Free Medical Missions; Partnership with Community Health Centers and Referal Hospitals; as well as Water and Wellbeing projects.

Enhancing Quality of Education

The Enhancing Quality of Education programme of the Foundation supports initiatives aimed to enhancing the quality of, and improving access to education, i.e. enrolment, retention, transition and completion of basic education. This is done by funding Good Schools Projects; Community Libraries projects; as well as Peace Education projects in conflict-prone communities in Nigeria.

Income Generation Initiatives

The Foundation’s Income Generation Initiatives support youth employability interventions; as well as women’s literacy and entrepreneurial skills development. The aim is to enhance the income generation and management capacity of the youths and women, who are without doubt among the most marginalised groups in Nigeria.

The TY Danjuma Foundation is looking to appoint a number of dynamic skilled, knowledgeable, experienced, and talented staff to fill vacancies. They desire hardworking, development-oriented and compassionate individuals with high personal ethical and moral standards to join their young, highly motivated and hardworking team. Familiarity and dexterity with computer packages, electronic tools and the virtual environment are basic requirements for all positions in addition to the specialised requirements of each position.


Position/Title: ICT/Library Intern (Duration: 12 months)

Location: Abuja

Position Summary

The ICT and Library Intern will work as part of the Communications team of the Foundation to improve the ICT environment and experience of the Foundation.


  • Manages the ICT tools, processes etc.
  • Assist to manage the use of the Foundation’s library facilities, resources, equipment, and services, and provide information about library policies;
  • Recommend materials and help individuals find information that they need;
  • Search standard reference materials, including on-line sources and the Internet, in order to answer clients’ reference questions;
  • Keep records of circulation of books and publications;
  • Support the development of library policies and procedures in collaboration with the IMO;
  • Design information storage and retrieval systems, and develop procedures for collecting, organizing, interpreting, and classifying information;
  • Develop and index databases that provide information for library users;
  • Perform any other tasks or duties, including logistics and administrative support, as may be assigned by the supervisor or Management from time to time.

Personal Characteristics

  • Ability to work as part of a team;
  • Demonstrates  acceptance  of responsibility; shows pride in work performed; demonstrates  flexibility  in  acceptance  of  assignments  and  schedules;
  • Maintains professional behaviour and appearance;
  • Exhibits dependability and willingness to learn;
  • Creative and Flexible.

Education, Skills, and Experience Required

  • HND or Bachelor’s Degree in ICT related field; other qualification would be an advantage;
  • Demonstrable knowledge of ICT tools management is required;
  • One to two years of  post-qualification experience;
  • Demonstrable knowledge in desired areas of responsibility;
  • Demonstrated skills in PC management and software applications: Word, Excel, Power Point and Publisher;
  • Demonstrable skills in basic IT maintenance and troubleshooting;
  • Social networking skills;
  • Good verbal and written skills.

Generous allowance paid.


Position/Title: Interns (Duration: 12 months)

Location: Abuja, Taraba or Edo

Position Summary

An intern works with a variety of officers under supervisors and mentors while working on real projects.


  • Assist team in identifying process improvements; 
  • Provide administrative and general logistic support to officers assigned to; 
  • Provide programmatic support to thematic officers assigned to; 
  • Assist supervisors in the preparation of payment requests and funds liquidation; 
  • Providing support in monitoring media mentions, generating summaries from same; 
  • Data entries for Monitoring and Evaluation exercises; 
  • Note taking and compilation of meeting minutes as assigned; 
  • Any other duty as may be assigned by Management.Personal Characteristics
  • Ability to work as part of a team;
  • Demonstrable  acceptance  of responsibility; shows pride in work performed;
  • Demonstrable flexibility  in  acceptance  of  assignments  and  schedules;
  • Maintains professional behaviour and appearance;
  • Exhibits dependability and willingness to learn;
  • Creative and Flexible.

 Education and Skills Required

  • A graduate in any field of learning;
  • At least one year of professional experience (NYSC);
  • Strong written,  verbal,  analytical,  and  interpersonal skills;
  • Must display maturity and a high level of professionalism;
  • Must be detail-oriented and possess excellent follow up skills;
  • Working knowledge of computer software application;
  • Must be flexible and able to work overtime when required;
  • Must be organized and work well with constant priority changes;
  • Familiarity with social networking sites desired;
  • Interest in non-profit management and community development;
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to communicate effectively.

The Intern is expected to work 8 hours a day, 5 days a week. The Foundation offers stipends.

Position/Title: Volunteers

Location: Abuja or Taraba

Volunteers require personal characteristics similar to Interns. The working hours are flexible and negotiable.

The Foundation encourages volunteers from all ages. The Foundation wishes to provide a dynamic work experience.

The Foundation offers stipends.

Education and Skills Required: Flexible.

These openings present excellent opportunities for career newbies who are looking forward to building a career in international development or any of the thematic areas to gain tangible experience. Because of the flexibility of the volunteering position, it may not matter if you are still a Corps member or a student, so long as you reside in the concerned state.

To complete the online application, you would need:

  • A two-page CV which speaks directly to the position of your interest
  • An application letter (not more than 2 pages) stating why you think you are suitable for the position and what value you hope to bring to the Foundation if given the opportunity.


1. Address letter to:

TY Danjuma Foundation,

Plot 2015 Oda Crescent,

Off Dar Es Salaam Street,

Wuse II,



2. Find sample cover letters here to guide you on how to write the application letter.

3. Ensure your CV is customised to fit the position and the organisation’s focus areas. Yes! Take a second look at that old CV.

4. Some university students tell me they do not have CVs because they are students. You can make yourself a CV.  Just put in experiences with AIESEC, JCI, Rotary Club, ENACTUS, trainings, your BSc /HND [degree] (in view), your activities that relate to the position, and a compelling career objective incorporating development or any of their focus areas. Remember to put in your phone number and email address and other personal data.

5. Once you’ve been confirmed for interview, scour the website ( ) and digest every piece of information on it.

(More career advice at

You can apply online here

Experienced professional? Look up the other posts here.

Deadline: Wednesday, July 24, 2013


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Abuja folks, check out!!!

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I ran into this thread on Nairaland.

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As part of our initiative to give back to our Country’s economy, Nigeria Diaspora Alumni Network (NiDAN) is organising a Youth Empowerment Program for 1000 Unemployed Nigerian Youths (Graduates).

We have assembled our group of Professionals from various areas of expertise to coach and mentor you on a more practical approach of career development.

Other sessions include:

1. How to find employment

2. How to write a winning resume

3. Interview: what to expect from employers

Date: 23rd July, 2012

Time: 8:00am prompt.

Venue of Event: Merit House, No. 22, Aguiyi Ironsi Street, Maitama, Abuja

This program is absolutely free and on a first come first serve basis. There are also lots of prizes to be won. For online registration visit … Please make sure you print a copy of the registration slip and come with it to the event.

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Volunteer at summer camp

Hello Lagos!

Summer Camp Nigeria 2013 is an amazing two-week residential camp to hold at Grange schools Ikeja, organized by Brainy Educare Services for teens and preteens (8-16years old) from within and outside Nigeria. The program is set to run from August 11th to 25th, 2013 and will feature programs like skill acquisition, character building among other fun activities that can inspire learning.

One of the major goals that Brainy Educare hopes to achieve with the camp is to teach the kids things that they ordinarily won’t learn in school. Hence, they need volunteers who are skilled in the following areas:

1) Fluent in oral and written Spanish to facilitate the language classes. People fluent in French are also welcome.
2) Vocational Skills such as:
  • (Ankara) Bag Making
  • Bead making/Wire works
  • Painting/drawing
  • Cooking
  • Computer Software Programming
  • Tailoring
  • Music
  • Drama
  • Graphic Designing

3) The Art of Self-Defense

4) Classes on Leadership and Social etiquette
5) Sports Director who would be in charge of morning aerobics and other sporting activities.

Overall, volunteers who are patient and work well with kids are needed. It’s important that interested volunteers be available within the 2-week period.

Apart from the Self Defense class which would require the facilitator to come for a maximum of two times, most of the activities mentioned above would require other major volunteer facilitators to come to the camp regularly.

Fill the form below to indicate interest. Be sure to sell yourself well in the brief profile.



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Volunteer for tech camp for girls

Hello Lagosians!

An NGO working to encourage Nigerian girls and women to use Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to empower themselves socially and economically is organising a two-week residential camp open to secondary school students (JSS 2 – SSS 2) featuring practical technology workshops on Introduction to Programming, Building Applications, Introduction To Telecoms, Video Filming and Production, Building Computer Games, Graphic Design, Web Design, Career Talks, Excursions to Technology Companies.

The camp will take place from the 11th to the 24th of August 2013


Volunteers with technology skills & interest in working with girls are needed (preferably women). Kindly take a look at the duration and make sure it works for you.


To apply, kindly fill our signup form here:

If you have already signed up with us, just input the email address you signed up with and leave a comment that says, “I am interested.”



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Don’t live in Lagos? What great stuff is happening in your state of residence this summer or thereafter? Kindly leave us a comment.


Always rooting for you!


In The News: The Future Awards 2013 nominees

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Hello guys!

You might want to do a little check on the Future Awards 2013 nominees-especially the ones in your field. There should be something special about them right? What did they do? What haven’t they done? How did they go about it? WHEN or at what point did they go about it?

Bilikiss Adebiyi Abiola stands out for me  🙂

You can do anything!



After a full year receiving nominations from across Africa, the Central Working Committee (CWC) of The Future Awards Africa has today released the Nominees List for 2013.

Profiles of nominees will be uploaded on from this afternoon, after which the one month judging process begins immediately with the Board of Judges and the Independent Audit Committee, including distinguished Nigerians like the Mnet chief executive Biola Alabi, the founder of LEAP Africa, Ndidi Nwuneli, and others.

The nominees will be hosted to an…

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Get-Invigorated Conference

The Get-Invigorated Conference is a 4-day bi-annual event made possible by Boulevard D ‘Invigoration International. This is geared towards the attainment of the consolidation and expansion of her “Pan African Anti-Obesity Syndrome Project” aimed at preserving lives and empowering people. Volunteers are needed to play the roles of Protocol Officers, Media Personnel, Front Desk Officers, Contact Officers, Helpdesk Administrators and Ushers during the 4 days of the conference from 25th to 28th of July. The venue for the Get Invigorated Conference is the University of Lagos Main Auditorium. The volunteers will also be the only authorized persons required to vend the “Special Concession Tickets” for this much anticipated event.

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Interested volunteers would be required to pay a REFUNDABLE sum of 1,000 Naira only (One Thousand Naira Only), for their MEMBERSHIP REGISTRATION KIT. This exempts them from paying the regular sum of Twenty Five Thousand Naira for the conference ticket and grants them the prerogative of enjoying all the benefits of the conference.

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1.   It shall be a 4-day course of twenty four (24) uptight and closed circuited sessions in all, with over twenty keynote facilitators who will be speaking and training from the wealth of their experiences. This indeed shall be a loaded value accentuation package for all volunteers.


2.   Arrangements have been made for all the lecture materials to be dispensed to every volunteer at no cost.


3.   A bundle of resource materials worth over $1000 USD for “Human Capital Development, Personal Effectiveness And Corporate Effectiveness Development” will be made available to all volunteers.


4.   There shall be some job openings for volunteers who would like to work on part time basis, full time basis or as recurrent volunteers for experience and career development.


5.   Transportation allowance will be given to volunteers for the four days of the program


6.   Feeding will be taken care of by the management, for the volunteers.


7.   All volunteers will be professionally equipped for the next business and job opportunities that come their way and volunteers who are currently working will be well equipped to be highly effective and stand out in their various companies and organizations.



8.    There shall be ample opportunities for the volunteers to network with very important people and improve the quality of their circle of influence.


9.  All volunteers will enjoy the benefits of having their Curriculum Vitae and their career profiles rebranded by our HR-plus Professionals.


10.  Furthermore, adequate preparations have been made for every volunteer to experience unforgettable moments during recess hours as the top 7 eateries in Nigeria will be present throughout the period of the program.


11.   DVDs, Audio CDs and MP3 formats of all the lectures will be available on demand, to volunteers.


We look forward to getting your response on or before July 12th because you will be called for a brief training before the conference.

Volunteers can signup at



Prove you can do this! (The sequel)

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So you have to prove that you are suitable for an offer but you find that you have neither experience nor track record, what can you do?

Tell a story

Don’t just mutter some grammatically correct sentences. Leave everyone listening with a remarkable experience-a story to remember you with. Chances are there is going to be a period of deliberation on whether to make you an offer and you need to etch the meeting with you in the distinctive side of his/her/their memory. You have no story to tell? Really? Tell a story about that time when somebody showed outright disbelief in your abilities but gave you the chance instinctively despite confusing hesitation. Then, explain how you came through like a knight. Whatever you do, design your plot around the hesitation and your coming through like the genius I am training you to be.


Talk like a pro


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Summary: Six year old Samuel Adedigba was attacked by human beasts one fateful day in February and needs help (prayers, donations, everything). We think it is genuine and have chosen to help spread the word.

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Help Samuel


I have saved you the ordeal of seeing the heart-wrenching pictures but you can read more here:

He needs 5 million Naira for plastic surgery in the United States of America. Make donations to: Adedigba, Adeyinka Modupe, Guaranty Trust Bank  Account number 0130159185




P.S: To all that helped OJB Jezreel  and Vincent, God sees you 🙂

To those that did not help, I see you!

Yours in His service,