The leadership and community development (LCD) programme support students in public secondary schools in rural communities, with essential academic, leadership and life skills required to cope with life’s challenges and become agents of community development and also equips these students with the right qualities to become effective promoters of good leadership and community service.
In January 2022, upon resumption of schools, two key activities were kick-started;
1. Payment of school fees for scholarship beneficiaries from the 2021 LCD edition.
30 Students from rural public secondary schools were awarded scholarship to support their tuition and registration for external examinations after completing the LCD leadership training modules for 6 months.
Fee payment for 28 of these beneficiaries has been concluded with parents and principals as witnesses. The school principals commended the work of the Foundation and appealed that more students be considered for these life-changing opportunities.
2. Mapping of schools to implement 2022 edition across Obubra, Ikom, Etung, Boki 1 & 2 (western and eastern Boki) Local Government Areas.
15 public secondary schools cutting across Obubra, Ikom, Etung, Boki 1 & 2 LGAs, has been mapped, identified and selected to benefit from the LCD Programme in 2022. The next phase of the activity is the training of selected Youth Corps members and teachers to conduct the step-down training in the respective schools for the duration of the programme. As a kick-off plan, there will be a 1-day training workshop for students from public secondary schools across these LGAs to equip them with Leadership and life skills.