Youth Leadership Congress

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YLC is a leadership training development programme as well as the flagship programme of the Foundation. It is organized bi-annually in two editions; namely: YLC City Edition and YLC Campus Edition.

YLC City Edition comes up within the city of Ibadan and takes place at the Auditorium of the National Commission for Museums and Monuments, Alesinloye, Ibadan, mostly in the month of August each year.

To date, we have had about 6 versions of this programme and about three hundred scholars have participated in the programme thus far. In addition to the leadership training and instruction, coupled with practical sessions, the Foundation also added the Environmental Sanitation and Awareness Programme tagged: Adopt-A-Street Programme in 2009. Under this programme, the Foundation with the consent of the Oyo State Waste Management Authority (OYOWMA) adopted the Oke Ado Junction to Liberty Stadium Road. After the training sessions, the Foundation takes participants at the YLC City Edition out to sweep and keep clean roads as a way of inculcating in the participants a virtue of good leadership. It is also geared at stimulating the awareness among the people in the community the need for environmental cleanliness and sanitation. Many thanks to OYOWMA who have consistently provided us with support through cleaning implements and waste trucks to cart away the wastes gathered from the street and drains.

List of YLC City Edition to date




No. of Participants

No of Guests


27th August 2007

Raising up the Foundations of Many Generations




11th & 12th April 2008

Leadership with Diligence




4th April 2009

Purpose for Effective Leadership




13th - 14th August 2010

Leadership Challenge – Imperatives for the Youth




12th - 13th August 2011

Empowerment towards Self-Sufficiency




31st August – 1st Sept., 2012

Leadership and Economic Empowerment



YLC Campus Edition as part of the Foundation outreach to student leaders in our campuses, this programme comes up once a year. For now, it is operating at the University of Ibadan, where the bulk of our scholars come from. To date, we have organized two Campus Editions at the University of Ibadan in 2010 and 2011. The 2012 edition could not hold as a result of the strike embarked upon by ASSU. Same reason (as mentioned above) applies to the 2013 edition. This year, we hope to combine the City and Campus Editions to come up 0n 18th & 19th October, 2013 at the National Commission for Museums and Monuments. The theme for the 1st Campus Edition will be on 'Leadership Challenge' while the 2nd will be on 'The Leader You were Born to be'.