YOUNGSTARS FOUNDATION TO PROMOTE YOUTH INCLUSION IN NIGERIA POLITICAL SPACE THROUGH YALF PROJECT

Nigeria with its huge youth population bulge does not have a consistent, structured and nonpartisan preparatory program for youth who desire to run for political office, therefore, there is a huge knowledge and capacity gap among youth on how to run for political office, raise funds, address campaign related issues and eventually win elections in Nigeria.  

To address this gap in the Nigeria political space and increase the chances of genuine youth candidates participation in elections, Youngstars Development Initiative (Youngstars Foundation) with support from Ford Foundation will be training over 200 young aspirants between the ages of 18-35years from Northern states in Nigeria in the semester 1 workshop of the Young Aspirant Leadership Fellowship (YALF) program in April, 2018.

Young Aspirants Leadership Fellowship (YALF), is a preparatory program designed to increase the capacity, participation and space for youth emergence in elective positions come 2019 general elections in Nigeria.