Application closes: 28th February, 2018

YALF 2018 is a Nigeria dynamic youth preparatory program designed to increase the capacity, participation and space for youth emergence in elective positions in the 2019 general elections. YALF is an initiative of Youngstars Foundation with support from Ford Foundation.

YALF is aimed at advancing an inclusive political environment in Nigeria by increasing the capacity, participation and space for youth (between ages 18 – 35) emergence in elective positions in 2019 general elections in Nigeria.

YALF Program 

Participants selected for the program shall benefit from three (3) tailored YALF workshops targeting young aspirants and candidates interested in running for different elective positions in the 2019 general elections in Nigeria.

The first workshop shall hold in February/March 2018 for 4 days using a structured training curriculum.

Facilitators shall include experienced persons who have run for office before and understand the dynamics of accessing political office, especially in northern Nigeria.

The second and third workshops, as well as other aspects of the program, shall be unveiled in due course as the program progresses.

How to Apply

Participation in YALF is completely free of charge. However, application is required and only those who meet the requirements shall be selected.

To apply, please submit the following information below as well as complete the online application form.

  • Passport photograph
  • Valid Photo ID
  • An essay with the title: “Why I Want to Run for Office”
  • Curricular Vitae
  • Any supporting document of previous political engagement
  • Copy of Voters Card/Political Party Membership card (optional)

 

To learn more about YALF, visit the Youngstars Foundation website for details.

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