Raising New Generation Leaders
LEAP is passionate about developing a new generation of young global leaders who will drive change in Nigeria and Africa. At LEAP we equip youth with appropriate set of tools and skills for leadership development.
We aim to encourage youth participation at all governmental levels and enhance leadership capacities. Over 21,790 youth have benefitted from our youth programmes in Nigeria. Subsequently, many of LEAP's beneficiaries have initiated high-impact community development projects.
Our influence and impact extends to six African countries including Burundi, Ghana and Rwanda. These new generations of leaders are well equipped to reposition Nigeria as a country with dynamic and responsible human resource and ensure that Africa realizes its full potential.
Youth Leadership Programme: Launched in 2004, this programme equips young Nigerians between the ages of 18 and 30 with life and leadership skills. It also provides them with small grants to commence leadership projects to improve the lives of others in their communities.
Leadership, Ethics and Civics Programme: LEAP has successfully introduced its LEC curriculum into select secondary schools across Nigeria. The programme is geared towards training secondary school teachers who in turn deliver the curriculum to Senior Secondary 1 (SS1) students over a one-year period.
Employability Programme: This Programme is geared towards improving the employability skills of disadvantaged people between ages 18 to 30 years. It equips beneficiaries with employability, personal development and basic ICT skills.
Integrity Institute: This programme is focused on empowering Nigerian youth to take a stand on the issue of corruption by examining their contributions to corruption through their actions or inactions. It is funded by the UK Government’s Global Opportunities Fund.
Values and Leadership Skills Programme: This programme is designed to inspire, empower and equip Nigerian youth with value-based leadership skills required to serve as exemplary change agents in their local communities. The training challenges youth to act as responsible citizens that model ethical behaviour and contribute to community development.
Social Innovators Programme: Established in 2004, the Annual Nigerian Youth Leadership Awards recognizes and celebrates the contributions of young people to Nigeria's development.
Training of Trainers (ToTs): LEAP provides Training of Trainers (ToT) workshops to teachers in public and private secondary schools to deliver the leadership curriculum.