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Who We Seek To Participate
The Y.I.L Fellowship aims to draw participation from excellent persons in their early career stage. The purpose is to give them the springboard to launch a successful career and have an impactful professional life. With a focus in “innovation in leadership” and “leadership in innovation”, we aim to raise cohorts of competent leaders who will be adept in identifying needs, designing solutions geared towards sustainable change, and scaling up the changes. Human capital development is our focus. We believe that the drawback to our development as a people depends on our capabilities and capacities. The right place to start is in the minds of our young talents who have demonstrated some level of excellence in their endeavours.
We train our participants through experts and industry leaders. Beyond the three months training, participants, who are now fellows, have the privilege of receiving an optional continuous annual mentorship. Experts who belong on our platform also offer the annual mentorship. We are recruiting resource persons from across the globe to groom our participants. Therefore, we demand that referrals be made to us of persons that could serve as advisors, mentors and facilitators in The Y.I.L Fellowship.
Corporate organisations must see this effort as a win for them. Obviously, no institution can grow beyond the human capital it is endowed with. Building organisations that last is a focus in The Y.I.L Fellowship. In it we buttress the central role of nurturing and keeping talents in the sustainable growth of any organisation. Participating organisations are exposed to some of the brightest young minds across the country. Thus, we seek forward-looking organisations to build partnerships with The Y.I.L Fellowship. There are different kinds of partnership we have structured in The Y.I.L Fellowship. An interesting aspect is for companies to host participants during their capstone projects. In this, technological solutions developed can bequeathed to the organisation.
The Y.I.L Fellowship is run as a nonprofit venture. The entire goal is to improve lives and enhance the economy in the long run. This cannot be achieved without the support of individuals and organisations through donations. We seek active participation of donors both in cash or substance. It is important to note that currently, the funding of the programme is through donations. Donation is a short-term approach; the platform has a structure to make money for its sustenance.