CYFI is pleased to announce that YECA, the youth entrepreneurship training academy designed by CYFI’s Vocational Training team, is now in the final days of accepting applications. Motivated youth in the Ibadan area are encouraged to apply! The YECA program will be run and coordinated by CYFI’s Vocational Training fellows, and feature practical training and hands-on interaction in the areas of film making, photography, ICT, and shoemaking. Participants will learn useful skills, and have a chance to complete an apprenticeship and showcase their wares.
About Carrington Youth Fellowship Initiative:
The Carrington Youth Fellowship Initiative, CYFI, is a dynamic youth-based initiative launched in 2011 by the U.S. Consulate General, Lagos. CYFI brings together Nigerian youth of exceptional vision, skills and experience to design and implement projects that have a positive impact on Nigerian society. Former Ambassador to Nigeria, Walter Carrington, was a champion of civil liberties, democracy and closer ties between the U.S. and Nigeria. CYFI fellows are committed to putting the ideals of Walter Carrington into practice. The theme of the 2012 CYFIyear is “Youth Engagement.”