The NGO which is dedicated to educating and equipping teenagers and youths to lead with empathy, take on real-life opportunities and challenges in the classroom, in their careers, and in the community, reeled out its achievement recorded in the past 3 years of existence.
The NGO which has focused its work in Ibadan, Nigeria and invested millions to help improve leadership education and provide access to skills for youths in secondary schools in various local communities in Ibadan, Nigeria, said its programs have impacted the lives of more than 10,000 young people and it is committed to fostering leadership education and the future of work skills training for students in secondary schools in Africa.
FAME, an acronym for Fashioned and Made for Excellence, also revealed that its programs would continuously be accessible to students in public senior secondary schools at no cost. Raphael Stephen, Executive Director, FAME, made the pledge during a press briefing to mark the organization’s 3rd anniversary. According to him, the organization is dedicated to providing high quality, values-based leadership development education to leaders in secondary schools and equipping them with the future of work skills, and we are doing it one school and community at a time. Since its launch in 2017, FAME has reached over 10,000 youths across Ibadan.
He said “After three years, our core aim of imprinting an authentic picture of what leadership is in young people remains as important as ever. We are thrilled that for the past 3 years, our programs have supported our youths in Ibadan by empowering them with the skills required for success in the 21st century. Skills that are so important in helping them succeed in school and in life.
While expressing confidence that the non-profit organization would achieve its objective of reaching 1.000,000 youths by 2030, he called on key players in the private and public sectors to partner with FAME to improve the delivery of practical education, and particularly leadership education, in order to address Nigeria’s poor leadership problems.
In three years, FAME’s work has been endorsed by Fela Durotoye, and recognized by Ideation Hub Africa, Ashoka and recently by the Mandela Washington Fellowship Alumni Association Nigeria.
FAME Board Chair, Dr Sina Adegunle in his remarks, appreciated all partners and donors of the organization for their relentless support to the organization, he also charged the beneficiaries to continuously live out the values instilled in them, look for opportunities to pay it forward and continuously influence their peers positively.
FAME believes that through deliberate investments in students in secondary schools, they greatly inspire the next generation of leaders to participate actively in sustainable nation-building.
We are grateful to all our selfless Fame Volunteers, for their unwavering commitment, our exceptional Board Members, donors, partners and the Oyo State Ministry of Education for working with us to educate and grow more value-driven and authentic leaders for Africa.