The Ford Foundation in partnership with The Future Project’s The Future Award Africa (TFAA), will be empowering young Nigerians on the platform of the Ford Foundation prize for Youth Employment.
The awards program which is being backed by the US consulate in Nigeria, The Tony Elumelu Foundation and Microsoft will be on the lookout for individuals from each of the six geopolitical zones in the country, who are actively involved in tackling youth unemployment and making social positive impacts in their various communities.
The Executive Director of the Future Project, Mfon Ekpo says, “We are delighted about this partnership with The Ford Foundation Project. The goal of the Ford Foundation in West Africa is to improve governance systems and livelihood opportunities. This dovetails with the goal of The Future Africa Awards, which is to inspire the entire continent of Africa through the works of her citizenry.”
Nominations are currently ongoing all over the country and will run till the end of September, 2015. Selected applicants will be interviewed in Port Harcourt, Abuja, Enugu, Ibadan, Kano and Lagos. Each zone will see one nominee emerge as a finalist to ultimately compete for the grand prize of $5,000. Interested persons should be between the ages of 18 and 33 to qualify for the award.
For more information and to nominate a candidate for The Ford Foundation Prize for Youth Employment, click on the link provided here.