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  Applications are currently open for the LEAP Africa Youth Leadership Development Program. LEAP Africa invites undergraduates under the age of 30 to apply for a place in its youth leadership program. Through this initiative, they will gain the knowledge and capacity they need to be effective change leaders in their communities.
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The LEAP Youth Leadership Development Program consists of 22 modules which will cover the three pillars of the program: Leadership, Active Citizenship, and Sustainable Development. Participants will learn skills that will make them advocates for better communities and a better Nigeria, and enable them to influence policy-making in the country for improved outcomes for its citizens.


Participants will benefit from the program in the following ways:
  • Gain access to an online community of change agents
  • Get resources that will enable them to improve their change leadership skills
  • Join teams which will pitch proposals for community projects and potentially receive funding for those projects
  • Sharpen their persuasive communication skills through leadership debates
  • Attend a Youth Leadership Conference in which participants will be rewarded for their work

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This program is open to persons who meet these criteria:
  • Should be between 18 and 30 years old
  • Must be a student of a tertiary or vocational institution in Nigeria
  • Must be passionate about effecting change in communities through activism and community development projects
  • Should be willing to attend online training and debates

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Applications will remain open until February 10, 2023. Participants are expected to complete the learning modules within 5 weeks. The program will run for five months and will end with a Youth Leadership Conference featuring a National Debate Finale and Awards Ceremony. If you would like to apply for the LEAP Africa Youth Leadership Development Program, you can do so HERE. Featured Image Source: Opportunities For Africans
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This article was first published on 26th January 2023


Ikenna Nwachukwu holds a bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He loves to look at the world through multiple lenses- economic, political, religious and philosophical- and to write about what he observes in a witty, yet reflective style.

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