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The Bridge Leadership Foundation presents its 2nd Career/Founder’s Day in Calabar

 The Bridge Leadership Foundation Announces 2nd Edition of her Career Day Event


The Bridge Leadership Foundation (TBLF)  is pleased to announce the 2nd Edition of its Career & Founder’s Day scheduled to hold Wednesday, July 11th, 2012 at the Cultural Centre, Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria.

The theme for this year is ‘Talent, Leadership &  Entrepreneurship.

The Career Day seeks to inspire and empower young people in choosing the right career paths and making informed decisions. The aim of the event is to provide a platform for young Nigerians and graduates who are; seeking to enter the job market, at the start of their career or aspiring to be entrepreneurs, to learn from accomplished entrepreneurs and professionals (home and abroad) that have made major achievements in different sectors in the society.

Adopting the TED-talks format the event will be a charged exchange of ideas and knowledge that will focus on leadership in Career and business, the essence of innovation and sustainability. This year’s Career Day event is a unique; as it aims at bringing to young people firsthand experience of interaction with Africa’s Greatest Young Minds; who were able to transform their talents and skills to successful ideas and businesses.

The welcome address is to be delivered by The Ag. Director of TBLF/Lead Consultant,  of  ThistlePraxis Consulting, Mrs. Ini Onuk.  She will be joined by young Africans who have made tremendous achievements in the fields Information Communication Technology (ICTs), Media, Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security as well as Gender advocacy.

The line up of speakers include:

Idris Bello – Program Director at Wennovation Hub,Nigeria and President Oxford University African Society, United Kingdom

Grace Nanyonga – Founder, Grana Fish Supplies Ltd, Uganda

Tobias & Titus Igwe – Founders, Speedmeals Mobile Kitchen, Nigeria

Esther Agbarakwe– Environmental Sustainability Advocate, Population Action International, USA

Nnaemeka Ikegwonu – Executive Director,The Smallholders Foundation, Nigeria

Steve Harris – CEO, EdgeEcution, Nigeria

Emmanuel  Etim – Directorate of Science and Human Resources, Science and Technology, Africa Union Commission, Ethiopia

We are excited about all the young people we are bringing for the Career Day event, we are gathering some of the best and brightest young minds in Africa to share their personal and professional experiences with their peers. We are adopting a peer –to- peer approach because we know when young people communicate with each other, they listen more, assimilate more and become more ignited to challenge the status quo. Hence, we intend to assist young people connect the dots between Talent, Leadership and Entrepreneurship through this year’s event” Says  Esther Eshiet – Programmes Officer at TBLF

The last edition of the event with the theme: ‘Leading the Change”  held in July 2011 featured Fela Durotoye, C.E.O, Visible Impact, Kunle Soriyan, President,  T.O.S Company,  Peter Bamkole,  Director, Enterprise Development Centre- Pan African University, Thelma Ekiyor, ED, TY Danjuma Foundation  and Cobhams Asuquo, Award winning Producer/Musician .

The Bridge Leadership Foundation (TBLF) a non-profit leadership and capacity development Foundation committed to building a generation of transformational leaders. TBLF is partnering with Northwest Petroleum and Gas Limited, Diamond Bank and UNICEM to host the 2012 Career Day.

Participation in the Career day is strictly by registration; registration outlets are as follows:

  1. FotoStudio Building, M.M. Highway
  2. Lush Signatures, 13 Adak Uko Street, Off  Mbukpa Road
  3. KuteCraft, Ndidem Usang Iso Road Off Favourite Supermarket
  4. MACBITE, Calabar Road
  5. Planned Parenthood Federation of Nigeria, 89 Uwanse Street
  6. Alaba Communications, UNICAL
  7. Kenny’s Fried Chicken, Ekpo Abasi, Street
  8. Softnet Technologies, Mary Slessor Avenue
  9. American Corner, Women Development Centre
  10. 10. Cultural Centre Complex,Calabar

For more information; please contact Esther on 08105738992 or Antigha on 08185582531. Email:,  or visit:


Executive Director Vacancy at TBLF

A non-profit leadership and mentoring Foundation based in Calabar, Cross River State requires the services of a motivated, experienced and result-driven professional for the position highlighted below:

Job Title: Executive Director

Job Description:

To direct and coordinate all the activities in other to ensure that the Foundation achieves its objectives and goals, both in the short and long term; and to ensure that the Foundation remains true to its vision and mission.

Educational and Work Requirements:

i. A Degree in ANY field or discipline and preferably with a Social Science or Non-profit background

ii. Preference will be given to those who hold a Master’s Degree in any Developmental studies

iii. At least 5years’ professional work experience in a non-profit, consultancy or as a Programmes Manager, Senior Programmes Officer or Executive Director

iv. Past experience in project management especially in the non-profit sector would be an advantage and applicant should have at least executed/managed one major non-profit initiative from the inception through execution and completion

v. Strong analytical skills and a proven track record of leadership and coordinating teams

Core Competencies:

i. Critical thinking & problem solving
ii. Planning and Organizing
iii. Performance Focus
iv. Managing Change
v. Teamwork
vi. Communication Skills
vii. Leadership
viii. Delegation
ix. Negotiation
x. Conflict & Risk Management

Application should include:

1. An application letter and Curriculum Vitae (CV)

2. A 1,200-word statement of purpose

Interested individuals are to submit applications to: with email subject line clearly marked ‘EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’ on or before December 27, 2011.

Foundation Empowers young people through football

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Community Connects for Youth Leadership Project: Apply!


The Bridge Leadership Foundation (TBLF) is a non-profit leadership and capacity development Foundation committed to building generations of young people educated to become compassionate, entrepreneurial and engaged citizens who are empowered to take responsibility for their own lives and for making a difference in the world.

TBLF, in partnership with Search & Groom Youth Development Centre and ThistlePraxis Consulting, is pleased to announce its Community Connect Football for Youth Leadership Programme. By leveraging on the wide acceptance of sports as a means of social campaign, harmony and community regeneration, the programme will use the game of FOOTBALL to teach Leadership and Fair Play skills for personal and community development.


To serve as a means of reaching young people and tackling social exclusion

– Encourage female participation in leadership through sports

– Support and increase level of economic literacy amongst youths within the state

 – For unemployed youths (men and women) to be identified and supported as an integral part of the community and change misperception.

– To offer a grooming platform for young people with career aspirations in football

Who can Participate?

* Young Person (male of female) aged 16-13

* Passionate about sports, especially football

*Ready to participate in a football tournament

*Can commit to a 3 week training exercise

How to Participate?

Register at designated venues:

– MONTY SUITES, Behind Zone 6 Headquaters, Calabar

– Afterschool Peer Mentoring Project (PPFN COMPLEX), 89 Uwanse Street, Calabar

-Softnet Techonlogies, Mary Slessor Avenue, Calabar

– Livinco Electricals LTD, Murtala Mohammed Highway, Calabar

– FotoStudio, First Floor, 10 M. Mohammed Highway Way, Calabar

– Cross River State Football Association office, UJ Esuene Stadium,Calabar

-Kenny’s fried Kitchen, Ekpo Abasi Street, Calabar

– American Corner, Women Development Centre, Parliamentary Road, Calabar

– Lizzy’s Beauty Touch, 12 Mount Zion Road Caabar.

Outstanding participants will be selected to participate at the 2012 Homeless World Cup Finals in Mexico!


For partnership and sponsorship enquiries please contact: Emilia on 08136611906 or e-mail:

For more information on registration and participation contact Ade on 08028299568 or Esther on 08055089694




Call for Screening:TBLF Graduate Employability Training

The Bridge Leadership Foundation (TBLF) – a non-profit leadership and capacity development foundation, is committed to building generations of young people educated to become compassionate, entrepreneurial and engaged citizens who are empowered to take responsibility for their own lives and for making a difference in the world.

 As part of our efforts to raise a generation of transformational leaders, the Bridge Leadership Foundation (TBLF), in partnership with ThistlePraxis Consulting (TPC) and Afterschool Graduate Development Centre (AGDC), will train seventy (70) graduates on :

* Employability,

*Workplace intelligence and

*Personal productivity.

This project is aimed at educating graduates in Cross River state on the realities of the Nigerian and global labour markets through reorientation and corporate skill acquisition programs, with a view to creating high value personnel; equipped to transit seamlessly from school to the workplace. The training is scheduled to take place from October 24th – 28th, 2011.


  Must be a graduate (from any discipline) between the ages of 20-35 years

  Self-driven

 Willingness to learn & readiness to work

 How to participate:

 a. To pre-register, send an SMS  to 08087022650 (SMS ONLY) stating your name, phone number and email address (e.g YES, John Bull, 08011111111,

b.Sucessful candidates will be invited  to the screening session scheduled to hold on Wednesday, October 5th, 2011 at 9.00am.

Candidates are advised to attend with the following documents:

 Educational Credentials

  Birth Certificate

 Proof of State and Local Government origin and /or residence in Cross River State

Attendance is STRICTLY by Pre-registration. b.

Deadline for pre-registration is Tuesday, October 4, 2011 at 12 noon. Screening venue will only be communicated to selected pre-registered candidates Venue will be communicated to pre-registered candidates.

For more details, contact The Bridge Leadership Foundation on: or email