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  Nalafem, an organization striving for an improvement in the lives of women and girls in Africa, is collaborating with Mexoxo, a non-profit organization that empowers women, to train 20,000 young women in various skills. This program will be executed through the Nalafem eCornell University ‘Take the Lead’ program. The course is developed by faculty at the prestigious Cornell University.
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The Take the Lead program will walk participants through 20 hours of online courses, delivered through eCornell. These courses will cover leadership, entrepreneurship, career exploration, and time management. They will prepare the women who take part in post-secondary education, employment, and involvement in civic life.
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This program offers the following benefits to participants:
  • Get trained in entrepreneurship and learn the basics of building your ventures
  • Learn to be leaders in their spheres or domains
  • Acquire the knowledge and skills they need to participate in the civic space
  • Find out what skills they need to become gainfully employed

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The Nalafem eCornell University Take the Lead Course is open to persons who meet these criteria:
  • Must be from Nigeria
  • Aged under 40 years
  • Have reliable access to the internet to participate in the program
Applications will remain open until January 20, 2024. If you would like to apply for this opportunity, you can do so HERE.
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This article was first published on 27th December 2023 and updated on January 4th, 2024 at 5:49 pm


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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