Partnership to empower Nigeria youth through awards
The partnership has culminated in the Ford Foundation Prize for Youth Employment.
The award seeks nominees who have positively demonstrated drive and action in actively tackling youth unemployment with positive impact in their communities.
The nominees will be selected from each of the six geopolitical zones in Nigeria of which successful applicants will be interviewed in selected cities. The cities are Port Harcourt, Abuja, Enugu, Ibadan, Kano and Lagos.
Mfon Ekpo, Executive Director of The Future Project, expressed delight about the partnership with The Ford Foundation.
“The goal of the Ford Foundation in West Africa is to improve governance systems and livelihood opportunities. This dovetails with the goal of The Future Africa Awards, which is to inspire the entire continent of Africa through the works of her citizenry,” said Ekpo.
This award is designed to recognize and support young Nigerians between the ages of 18 and 33 involved in a social programme or projects that contribute to fight youth unemployment in Nigeria,” she concluded.
The competition will select six finalists, one from each Nigerian geopolitical zone, from which the final winner will be picked at the awards.
A documentary on the winner will also be produced, while the final winner
gets a $5 000 prize.
– CAJ News
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