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  Kapture Centre for Development is now accepting applications for the Youth Leadership, Entrepreneurship, and Development (YLEAD) Fellowship 2021.
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The Youth Leadership, Entrepreneurship, and Development (YLEAD) Fellowship is a flagship program of iKapture Centre for Development which has impacted young people globally over the last 11 years. The Virtual program provides a platform for young people to learn from experienced thought leaders, share knowledge with changemakers, and also create meaningful networks and changes in their lives and in their communities. YLEAD is an innovative solution to the dearth of skills among young people. It seeks to enhance learning and engage students in the most productive method while preparing them for career and higher education. The program offers well-developed modules and content on areas such as Self Awareness, Purpose Discovery, Emotional Intelligence, Goal Setting, Time Management, Etiquette, Ethics and Values amongst others. This year, participants will get access to digital skills and remote job placements. Since its inception, YLEAD has reached over 500 young people with support from Michelle Obama’s Young African Women Leaders’ Forum Small Grants, British Council’s Global Changemakers, U.S. Department of State Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund (AEIF), Ashoka’s Youth Venture and the American Corner Calabar. The aim of YLEAD Program is to educate, engage and equip young people in their transitional years with the necessary leadership, personal development and entrepreneurial skills needed to prepare for the world of work.

About The Program

The Youth Leadership, Entrepreneurship, and Development (YLEAD) Fellowship is an immersive capacity building program designed to educate, engage, and equip young people with skills to prepare them for the world of work and transition from school to career. This four-week leadership, digital, entrepreneurship, and personal development program is designed for students and secondary school graduates as well as out-of-school youths. The YLEAD program is open to aspiring young leaders globally who may be students, graduates or out-of-school youth between 15 and 30 years.
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The program is divided into three components:
  • Learn: 1 week of intensive training on leadership and personal development.
  • Engage: 1 week of intensive training on digital skills and entrepreneurship
  • Take action: 2 weeks of internship, business simulation and remote job placement.

Program Benefits

  • Learn new skills, network, volunteer and achieve your goals for a successful personal and career life
  • Connect and network with peers and young professionals
  • Access to remote work/internships as well as global opportunities Mentoring
  • Join a global network of Alumni
  • Certificate of participation
  • Invitation to attend the iKapture YLEAD Graduation Celebration Event and Awards


  • Be between the ages of 15 – 30 years
  • Have attempted High School
  • Show interest in learning new skills and participates in group activities
  • Attain 75% attendance in the training program
  • Be of good behaviour and willing to interact with people of different backgrounds, tribes, and religion
  • Should be interested in volunteering and acquiring digital skills.
Visit the link: to apply! Applications close on Friday, September 20, 2021, at 11:59 pm WAT. Featured Image Source: Opportunity Desk
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This article was first published on 15th September 2021 and updated on October 2nd, 2021 at 11:58 pm


Chidiogo Shalom Akaelu holds a degree in English and Literary Studies, from the University of Nigeria. She is a freelance writer, editor and founder of Loana Press, a budding online publishing outlet.

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