AMAD2015 Diaries 1

The Leadership Development Programme (LDP) addressed to students of tertiary institutions has the philosophy of leadership through self-leadership and social responsibility. As part of the requirements for graduation, the participants are to carry out community development projects. That earmarked for this year is AMAD! – Afara Makes A Difference, to cater for the needs ofContinue reading “AMAD2015 Diaries 1”

LDP2015 Graduation

Another set of young female undergraduates have completed a year-long training on leadership and entrepreneurship skills organized by Afara Leadership Centre, a project of Women’s Board- Educational Co-operation Society (ECS), a not for profit, non-governmental organization (NGO).The fourth graduation ceremony of the Leadership Development Programme, (LDP) was held on the 21st of November 2015 atContinue reading “LDP2015 Graduation”

Leadership Development Programme (LDP) 2016

The Leadership Development Programme a.k.a. LDP seeks to meet the challenge of the dearth of female leadership. The programme’s philosophy is leadership through self-leadership and social responsibility. Its theoretical part aims at energizing participants to be change agents, instilling leadership qualities and professionalism at work and providing entrepreneurship skills. The practical part – leadership inContinue reading “Leadership Development Programme (LDP) 2016”


International Youth Day will be taking place on 12 August 2015, bringing youth issues to the attention of the international community and celebrating the potential of youth as partners in today’s society. Thematic discussions and information campaigns will take place on 12 August 2015 across the world, to engage both Member States and the generalContinue reading “WE ARE THE YOUTH, WE ARE THE FUTURE!”

Another Confession…

My year 2014 can definitely be said to have been a fulfilling year with much achievements and exposure to more of life’s opportunities. Major highlights of this great year include my just concluded Afara leadership development program (LDP) and the Afara Makes A Difference (AMAD) project, amongst others. Early this year in March, I boughtContinue reading “Another Confession…”

Leadership for Teens

In both Wesley and Queens’ College Clubs, whenever we take in new members, there is a tendency for the girls in different classes to keep to themselves and not want to mingle with a junior class. We decided to tackle this by introducing several activities in which the girls work in a team. In aContinue reading “Leadership for Teens”

Entrepreneurship and Skills Acquisition

From the 23rd to the 29th of August 2013, a team of over 30 people from Afara worked simultaneously in three neighbouring communities in Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State. A medical outreach was also carried out on Saturday 24th August inOkenla – Itamabo by a team of medical doctors, dentists, medical and dental students as well asContinue reading “Entrepreneurship and Skills Acquisition”

Confessions of an LDP/AMAD Participant

I have to say that going on this AMAD trip was one of the highlights of my year. I feel like I appreciate it so much more because I almost missed out on going. A few days to the trip, my parents withdrew their permission and it took a lot of persuading to get themContinue reading “Confessions of an LDP/AMAD Participant”

LDP Orientation

LDP 2015 officially started yesterday with an orientation programme. The girls were welcomed by the Director of the Centre, Dolapo, and two members of the LDP Coordinating team, Ezinne and Ugochi. Thereafter, they saw a short documentary titled, “Inspired to Love”. The participants were given a rundown on the LDP/EDP package and two members ofContinue reading “LDP Orientation”