Sixty (60) students of UDS Tamale Campus have begun a one-week intensive and rigorous leadership training under the Leadership For Social Change Project spearheaded by Youth Empowerment Synergy. As part of the project, students will be guided by mentors to develop social change initiatives and grants will be awarded for implementation. The training started yesterday, the 7th of January, 2019 and will be climaxed on January 12, 2019.
“#YL4SC – Youth Leadership for Social Change is a project being implemented by Youth Empowerment Synergy (YES-Ghana)
Now in its second phase with funding from the Ford Foundation.
#YL4SC is a trailblazing initiative that prepares tertiary level students to become active citizens and leaders of social change in their communities. From an initial focus on two universities – UCC in Cape Coast and UDS in Tamale – the project has now expanded to include the University of Energy and Natural Resources in Sunyani.
Key components of the #YL4SC project over the next fifteen months include:
1. A campus-based Youth Academy designed to unlock problem solving leadership potentials based on globally certified curriculum
2. Learning trips outside campus to experience leadership in action • Start-up funding up to ¢20,000 GHS complete with technical assistance for small teams to develop and implement their social change innovations
3. Mentoring – an opportunity for reputable leaders in society to serve as models, guides, coaches and confidants for young leaders
4.Certificate of Achievement to all participants upon successful completion
5.Induction into a select group of Young Changemakers.
A call for application was circulated on campus and interested students applied to become participants of the project.”
Here are some pictures from the training.