Our leadership development Program at ICLDNG is aimed at teenagers between 14 to 18 years in various high schools across Nigeria. Our plan is to empower the next generation of young leaders who will consciously seek positive solutions to challenges around them and would be value based leaders in their various communities. This program includes: Life skills and Soft skills such as leadership fundamentals, communication skills, goal setting, time management, decision-making and conflict resolution management. Regular workshops are conducted throughout the school year. As school community projects are designed to their specific needs. Past projects have included fundraising, purchase of materials and development of a sports facility, installation of a flagpole, etc.
Our Readers Club Program is an aspect of the High School Leadership Program which books and educational resources for self-help and leadership, these books and resources are acquired with funds obtained through fundraising campaigns. The program is integrated with workbooks and peer interaction based on the books under consideration, with periodic visits by the Coordinator of ICLDNG to clarify ideas engendered and to direct those students with a potential for leadership toward local opportunities for volunteering, Our aim is to develop a joy of reading by trying new books apart from the usual classroom textbooks. We aim to promote reading for pleasure and seek your support by the donation of books.
Our Mentorship Program provides students with a more experienced individual on whom they can rely for guidance and the sharing of life experience, as well as providing the foundation for an on-going friendship. Mentors are graduates of our affiliate program and volunteers from various professions qualified to support students in career goals.
Presently, we have a good partnership with Lagos State Government Ministry of Education to train and develop effective leaders in various Public High schools in the state.
Our Youth Empowerment is designed for youth within the age of 18 to 35 years to develop leadership and entrepreneurial skills specifically to meet the needs of the Youth. The program is made possible through our partnership with experienced young business owners and socially intelligent facilitators. It is designed to motivate and educate the youth leaders in their task of helping to create good citizens for their communities and to be business leaders.
Safer Internet Day
SID is a global event coordinated by Insafe/INHOPE in February of each year to promote safer and more responsible use of online technology and mobile phones, especially among children and young people across the world.
ICLDNG participates annually with over 100 countries in celebration of “Safer Internet Day”, The day highlights positive uses of technology and explores the role we can all play in helping to create a better and safer online community. Children and young people are active and enthusiastic users of the internet and other online technologies such as mobile phones. The work of the Safer Internet activities will be based on knowledge of how children use these technologies. It calls upon young people, parents, teachers, social workers, law enforcement, companies and policymakers, to join in creating a safer internet which, finally, depends on each of us!
ICT Capacity Development
One of the most effective tools to develop the growing population of African youth is Information Communication Technology. In our drive to develop effective leaders and promote safer Internet, it has become essential for us to rightfully develop adequate ICT capacity among our young leaders. Also the increase in the number of youths getting involved in cybercrime across the country is also a big challenge, therefore by engaging these youth in ICT capacity development programs we are guiding them on the path to using technology the right way to not just solve real problems and challenges around them but also build sustainable Tech businesses in their various communities.