Community Environmental Sanitation Awareness Programme (CESAP)

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This aimed at creating awareness on issues of waste management and inculcating the mentality of maintaining a clean and safe environment in the youth and our nation at large.
For this programme, a street is adopted which is swept and cleared on the last day of our Youth Congress with the support of the Solid Waste Management Authority. Please join hands with us to raise a new generation of Leaders for our Nation.

Your contributions are morally, financially and in terms of suggestions, materials including prayers will be appreciated.

School Children Development Programme (SCDEP)

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SCDEP is an advocacy cum scholarship scheme for secondary school student. The Advocacy aspect of the scheme addresses issues that are peculiar to the locality of the schools involved in the scheme (teenage pregnancy, health and nutrition, career choices, moral decadence etc). The scheme is aimed at 'developing a total child'.

The Scholarship Scheme is to assist financially challenged students cover the school levies and exercise books while for those in final classes, like JS 3 and SS 3. It includes their final exam fees such as junior and senior WAEC and NECO. Meal subsidy is also included. The programme is currently being ran in six schools based in Isokan Local Government of Osun State.

School Principal/Teachers Forum

This is aimed at enhancing the advocacy programme with the school children. It is geared at developing a holistic approach to solving the decadence within the educational system. As we are working at improving the school children through advocacy cum scholarship programme, we do not want to leave teachers and principals out of the race to bring back sanity into the educational system. 

 

Adopt-a-Scholar Programme

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ASP is a scholarship/mentoring programme of Grace Leadership Foundation. The Programme was developed to help indigent, but gifted students to have access to sponsorship, career guidance and development. The programme is essentially for students in the tertiary institutions who are studying to go into professions.

Apart from providing scholarship, ASP will also provide leadership training/mentoring and development to beneficiaries so that they can become leaders in their various professions thereby providing an avenue for raising future leaders for our nation.

This scheme will afford Nigerians who are highly accomplished in their various fields of endeavour the opportunity to provide scholarships to indigent students through the tertiary institutions. It will also give them the opportunity to serve as mentors for the beneficiaries.

The Programme

The sponsors/mentors will be great achievers with exemplary character and conduct who have attained great success in life and as such are exemplary role models.

The scholars will be students with great potentials and abilities who will be selected by a selection board of eminent Nigerians and then attached to the sponsors, both for sponsorship and mentoring.

The sponsor/mentor will have periods of informal contact with the student through a programme to be designed by the foundation. Also during the period of sponsorship and mentoring, the Foundation will provide a forum for formal interaction between all those participating in the programme for the purpose of benchmarking and information sharing.

On its part the Foundation will also provide scholarships for students and appoint mentors who will assist in mentoring them.

Sponsorship is not in perpetuity. It will be renewable every year based on the scholars attainment of a specified grade at the end of each year of sponsorship.

The scheme will however not stop after the studies of the student but will be on throughout the life of the beneficiary, including his/her career development and professional life. The ultimate goal is to have beneficiaries of the scheme become members of the New Generation Vanguard and be able to participate either as sponsors, mentors or both.

This programme also has the dual purpose of providing grounds for the production of leaders who will take up leadership positions in the nation and thus change the face of leadership in our land.

The Selection Board

The Selection Board will comprise essentially of eminent and highly respected individuals who will be saddled with the responsibility of selecting and recommending scholars that are referred to them or have applied for the programme.

This board is unique in the sense that they will essentially be ladies.

Members of The Selection Board

1. Mrs. Yemi Ilesanmi - Osun State Ministry of Education and Member Board of Trustees
2. Mrs. Yemisi Okunmadewa - Oyo State Ministry of Health
3. Mrs. Folake Bademosi - University Press Limited
4. Mrs. Biola Macaulay - Intercontinental Capital Markets
5. Prof. Yemisi Bamgbose - Faculty of Law, University of Ibadan.

Adopt A Scholar Forum

Finally, the Foundation has set up a forum where contributors, adopters and sponsors will have the opportunity of making donations of a minimum of N10,000 annually towards the programme. Apart from the funds provided by the Foundation, these donations will be a pool from which funds will be drawn for running the programme. This is to ensure that we have a ready flow of funds for the programme.

youth leadership congress (YLF)

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On the 25th August 2007, the Foundation organized the 1st YLC in the city of Ibadan. The programme came up at NuStreams Conference Centre, Alalubosa GRA, Ibadan. The Youth Leadership Congress (YLC) is a bi-annual Leadership Development Programme of the Grace Leadership Foundation. This is the first in the series and it will be organized during the summer and Easter holidays.

Basis of the Congress

The Foundation in the course of investigations and study of the various Youth Clubs and Associations existing in the community discovered that the major preoccupation of most of these clubs is only to bring together youths of the same age group as a rallying point for social contact and partying.

In many cases, the aims and objectives of these clubs are not well defined. Where they are defined at all, it is mostly for the purpose of organising carnivals during the Christmas period and other festivities to entertain themselves and have fun. After this they most invariably disperse to their various homes, schools or places of engagement, only to regroup the following year.

The Foundation therefore realised the need to bring the leadership of these clubs together for the purpose of leadership training and development. It is time to engage these youth associations and indeed our youths in more positive and proactive roles within their various communities and prepare them to be good leaders of our nation. It is also important to provide a forum for them to discuss their activities so that they can be given a platform for carrying out their programmes and activities so they can achieve effectiveness and sustainability.

Objectives

1. To train, nurture and equip young leaders with the necessary leadership skills that will help them attain their full leadership potentials.

2. To inculcate in participants desirable leadership qualities, competencies and behaviours that will make them resilient and resourceful to be able to implement meaningful and relevant activities and programmes that will help develop their immediate communities and the nation at large.

3. To provide a credible platform for the coordination of the programmes and activities of the Youth Associations for effectiveness and sustainability