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Millions of students in secondary schools across Nigeria do not have access to leadership education and skills training.

For the past five years, the non-profit Fashioned and Made for Excellence Foundation, led by founder Raphael Stephen, has been working hard to improve those numbers. So far, they’ve been able to provide access to quality leadership education to over 25 thousand students.

It is amazing how a vision that started as a random idea in the heart of a passionate youth corp member, has evolved into a source of massive transformation for the next generation of leaders.

The leading non-profit organization based in Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria provides leadership, transferable skills, and basic digital skills to students in secondary schools.

They have an enviable team of competent volunteers who come to classrooms, facilitate and teach about the importance of leadership values and empower students from low-income families with soft skills.

“We’ve gone from reaching 21 students here in Ibadan, Nigeria when we started and we’ve reached over 25,000 by the end of the 2nd quarter this year,” Daniel Akinyemi, Programmes Manager.

Raphael Stephen, Executive Director, Fashioned and Made for Excellence Foundation, reaffirmed during a press briefing to mark the organization’s 5th anniversary that “its programs would continuously be accessible to students in public secondary schools at no cost.”He pledged during a press briefing to inform the public about the program lineup for the 2022 year.

While expressing confidence that the leading 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, to address Nigeria’s leadership crisis.

In a similar development, the Fashioned and Made for Excellence Foundation have a lineup of programmes to effectively develop our students, in 2022. Some of these programs include Fame Global Leadership Program which would impact 12,000 Students selected from 200 public secondary schools in Oyo, Osun, Ekiti and Jigawa State. The Fame Lead Day program for Public Secondary School Prefects will impact 3,000 prefects in 100 public secondary schools in Oyo State.

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 currently works in over 160 schools in Oyo, Osun, and Jigawa States with another 200 lined up in the near future. Its vision for 2030 is to measurably impact 1 million students, and reach thousands of students more broadly, across Nigeria each year.

FAME believes that through deliberate investments in students in secondary schools, we can improve the public secondary education system and contribute to the end of our leadership crisis in our lifetime.

We are grateful to all our selfless Humans of Fame, for their unwavering commitment. Our exceptional Board Members, donors, partners and the Ministry of Education in Oyo, Osun and Jigawa State for working with us to educate and grow more value-driven and effective leaders for Nigeria.

FAME has built a record of accomplishment over the past five years by delivering high-quality leadership programmes to secondary school students across Nigeria and recently hit a major milestone of 25,000 students reach at the end of the 2nd quarter of 2022.

About Fashioned and Made for Excellence Foundation
Fashioned and Made for Excellence Foundation is a leading non-profit leadership education organization operating in Ibadan, Nigeria. FAME is dedicated to providing access to quality leadership education for students in secondary schools. FAME started operations in Nigeria in the 2nd quarter of 2017, and since then has reached over 25,000 students in over 160 schools in Oyo, Osun and Jigawa State through over 2,500 volunteers. FAME offers FREE leadership education and skills training programmes tailored to add value to young people between the ages of 13 – 19 in Nigeria. FAME is seeking to reach 1,000,000 young people in Nigeria by the end of the year 2030.

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