Our Leadership Development program is majorly focused on teenagers in Public Schools. The school authority selects group of students for the program. We take these students through a series of training on Effective Leadership, Goal Mapping, Career Development, Mentorship and Internet Safety/Usage for four weeks. After the four weeks training, participants are mandated to conduct a Pass-It-On (PIO) exercise by developing a mini-training using the training manual given to them to share what they have learnt with a minimum of 10 students/teenagers in their schools and/or communities. They may work in teams or individually to achieve this task. Participants completing the PIO will be issued certificates.
Some of our programs and projects include:
Grass root Leadership Development
Since the inception of our great organization in 2012, we have been in the art and practice of inspiring, empowering, connecting and developing the leadership capacity of teenagers, especially those from low income families and public school children in Nigeria.
Happily, we partner with several government agencies, individuals, several organizations both locally and internationally to make this happen. We create programs and project that impacts value-based leadership, massive youth development, self-awareness, and internet safety in our target audience.
Teenagers in public schools are the primary focus of our leadership development work. The school management selects groups of students who are suitable to undergo this transformative experience. We will expose these students to a series of quality training on Goal mapping, Effective leadership, internet safety/ usage, career development, mentorship for an unprecedented four weeks.
After the training, we inspire the participants to Pass-It-On (PIO) to others in their various schools and/ or communities using the practical training manuals we have already provided to them. To achieve these onerous tasks, they may work in pairs or on individual bases. Upon the successful completion of our programs, students will be issued certificates.
Value-Based Leadership Training
Our quality leadership program is aimed at inspiring teenagers within the age brackets of 12 to 18 years in various high schools in Nigeria. Our vision is to continually empower the next generation of leaders who will make towering impacts in their communities, by becoming change agents and making positive solutions to challenging scenarios around them.
During this all inclusive training, students will be equipped with soft skills such as conflict resolution management, decision-making, Goal mapping, communication skills and leadership fundamentals. We conduct regular workshops all through the school year, and all these training are exclusively designed to fit their specific school needs.
Our Readers Club program is aimed at inspiring and developing reading culture among the young generation. Through our various fundraising campaigns, we buy some leadership, inspirational and self-help books and share it among school children.
ICLDNG team pay unscheduled visits to these schools periodically to check what the students have learnt so far, and/ or the impact the book is having on the students. We are always there to assist them at every level to become better citizens.
With the report we are receiving from these children, we can confidently beat our chest by saying that there is hope for Nigeria, Africa and the world. The future is brighter by all standards of analysis.
Through our mentorship program, we connect our students with more experienced individuals on different fields of life on whose constant guidance and inspiration the students will be inspired to continue to grow from strength to strength.
Through this medium, we have been able to establish a quality mentor-mentee relationship. Mentors are graduates of our affiliate leadership program, and/ or highly motivated volunteers from relevant professions, who are capable of supporting our students towards their career development experience.
Presently, we are in partnership with Lagos State Government ministry of Education to train, inspire, connect, empower, and develop effective leadership capacity of public High school children in Lagos State.
Youth Leadership & Entrepreneurship Development
We have a well-crafted Youth Empowerment program exclusively designed for young people within the age brackets of 18 to 30 years. Our team use this model to successfully develop leadership and entrepreneurial skills that will make young people relevant in 21st century civilized society.
To make this possible, we are in mutual partnership with volunteer business men, socially intelligent facilitators and professionals united in ideals of service. The program is aimed at developing the leadership and entrepreneurial capacity of young people, thereby making them to become awesome gifts to their immediate communities, and the world around them.
Cyber Crime Prevention Awareness Campaign
Information Communication Technology is one of the vital tools that have the capacity to create transformative change both in our daily businesses and activities. Our internet savvy team are working round the clock to promote safer internet- we do this by developing right Information communication technology capacity among young people.
This action is inspired due to the volume of young people getting involved in cyber crime in this part of the world. Thus, through our ICT capacity programs, we strive to engage them meaningfully on the right way of using technology to solve real societal problems, and how they can use it to build and sustain their businesses.
Happily, we have been able to restore sanity and peace in the minds and hearts of those that have passed through our cyber-crime prevention awareness campaigns. For some years now, we have successfully hold cyber-crime prevention training in various schools in Nigeria. We have also worked with Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC), Lagos in this regard. EFCC is the regulatory agency of economic-related and cybercrimes in Nigeria.
Safer Internet Day (SID) is an annual global event coordinated by Insafe/ INHOPE to promote safer and responsible use of online technologies, especially among school children and youth around the world. This global event takes place in the month of February every year.
ICLDNG has successfully participated in Safer Internet day in solidarity with more than 100 countries in championing the mission and vision of ‘Safer Internet day’. This special day highlight the glories of digital technology and explains why and how each of us can join hands in creating a better and safer online community. Our strong focus on this is school children and young people because they are the most enthusiastic users of the internet, thanks to their mobile gadgets.
On this special event, we organize ‘one day free lecture’ on the proficient and innovative ways of using the internet, and the dangers of getting involved in cyber crime. This program has provided us the opportunity to reach out to tens of thousands of students both in private and public high schools.
We have also connected with various profits and non-profit organizations, policymakers, law enforcement agencies, social workers, teachers, parents and well-wishers to join in this transformative global initiative. Get involved and play your part in your area.
We have partnered with Facebook to launch Facebook safety centre in Nigeria. This partnership has been quite helpful. In 2016, through the support of Facebook, we were able to work with Lagos State Education district 3 and 4 to train, inspire, connect and empower more than 3,000 students from 18 public schools in 6 local Government areas in Lagos and Ogun States, South western part of Nigeria.
In 2017, we partnered with Lagos State Education district 1 to conduct safer internet day for 300 selected young girls in 5 public high schools in Lagos State.
In all these trainings, we printed more than 3,000 copies of Facebook internet safety modules and shared in all our workshops both in Lagos and Ogun States.
Goal mapping is a gateway to making your dreams a reality. Our team has a certified Goal mapping coach who is an expert in conducting this goal mapping training. Through this training, we equip children with relevant tools that will inspire them to truly consider what their hopes and dreams actually are.
Through this world class training, children will gain a skill that is entirely different from what they learn in school, but which will compliment and support their academic endeavours and career development experience. Goal mapping helps individuals to explore their special gifts and talents, while learning how to set and achieve goals for lasting happiness and success. This program is suitable for children from 12 ages and above.
This program is highly interactive, pragmatic, inspiring, and students finds it fun. It makes children’s brain millisecond timing to be much more efficient, effective, and helps them pay attention, think accurately, proactively, and innovatively make decisions faster.
Goal mapping training help school children to create a goal map of what they are going to achieve, understand ‘why’ they want it, ‘how’ they are going to achieve it, and ‘who’ they will require help from. We have been able to do this training in many schools with amazing results.
Our approach is simple, we target the most vulnerable group of young people – teenagers from low income families in various public schools in the country. The under-development around them fuels a host of challenges including but, not limited to high vulnerability to poverty, low value orientation, restiveness, increasing level of drug addiction and usage, general breakdown in moral values and norms. In the competitive culture today, more teenagers are confused about their future and what it holds for them as a result, they are pushed to engage in criminal activities such as cultism, stealing including internet crime, drop out of school, high level of sexual activities and other social vices.
Therefore, the school is the best place to reach them. We work with school authorities to hold workshops to break their traditional stereotypes, sense of poverty and make them see themselves as leaders and change makers in their communities. They are taught to take responsibilities and be accountable for themselves and their community.
Effective human empowerment starts with the mind. Therefore, a mental re-orientation is a critical start for youth empowerment. Taking these youth through a process of mental development, helping them understand the power and capacity they have and supporting them with mentorship goes a long way to help them discover themselves.
Vocational skill and Tech training’s are also important factors in youth empowerment. We provide the skill set the youth need to discover themselves, express themselves and eventually empower themselves thus lifting their families out of poverty.