Out and about: March 2, 2014


Late last month, we received an invitation to the Consul General’s residence at Ikoyi, Lagos, on the occasion of the closing ceremony of the 2013 Carrington Youth Fellowship programme. Carrington Youth Fellowship Initiative (CYFI) is a dynamic youth-based initiative launched in 2011 by the U.S. Consulate General, Lagos. CYFI brings together Nigerian youth of exceptional vision, skills and experience to design and implement projects that have a positive impact on Nigerian society. But that is not the juice.

Last year, we managed volunteer recruitment for the Promenade Youth Initiative, one of the CYFI projects. Their ambitious goal was to empower 1000 youth in 5 public secondary schools in Lagos with the capacity to start up their own businesses and function effectively as leaders within their communities between May and December 2013. We are delighted to disclose that Promenade Youth Initiative won the Best Team Award for the year.

Promenade Youth training

Some of the Promenade volunteers and their tutors after their training


Co-founders Hezekiah and Akin receiving the award from US Counsellor Ambassador Tom Shannon and the Consul-General Jeffrey Hawkins


A big congratulations to everyone who gave his/her time to this great work!


Volunteers needed at Women’s Technology Empowerment Centre(W.TEC)

The Women’s Technology Empowerment Centre (W.TEC) is a Nigerian non-governmental organization working to encourage Nigerian girls and women to use information and communication technology (ICT) to empower themselves socially and economically. This is done through technology literacy training, technology-based projects, mentoring, work placement and research. W.TEC works in partnership with local and international NGOs, educational and research organizations.They are happy to explore flexible volunteering conditions – such as working hours, duration of volunteering and deadlines – for all our supporters.

W.TEC particularly requires expertise in areas that include, but are not limited to:

  • Technology Skills
  • Gender Advocacy
  • Research
  • Fund Raising
  • Programme Planning and Management
  • Facilitating Trainings



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Our Twitter discussion series kicks off tomorrow



Our Twitter discussion series (#ShareYourVolunteeringMiracle) kicks off tomorrow by 6pm. Our first guest is Damilola Oyedele, a management consultant and contributing editor with Y! Magazine.


#ShareYourVolunteeringMiracle was initiated to encourage mentors to share volunteering experiences that have been pivotal to their career advancement. It is an effort to employ story telling in the movement to encourage volunteering amongst our young people.



Did you catch us on Eko 89.7FM?

We were invited to Eko 89.7 FM yesterday, Saturday, 11th May 2013. Accompanied by the Head of Human Resources of the Lagos World Record Challenge, Afolarin Anifowoshe, we featured on Familiar Stranger where we spoke a little on volunteering and the project.

ekoFM logo

We would also be back on the radio station on 18thMay2013 by 6:00pm for ‘Youth Mag.’