Calabar, November 24th 2015

Afterschool Centre for Career Development (formerly known as Afterschool Peer Mentoring Project) is pleased to announce the winners of the Inaugural Edition of the #ShowYourSkillsCampaign Photo Contest.

Launched as part of the inaugural United Nations World Youth Skills Day held on July 15th 2015, the #ShowYourSkillsCampaign sought to generate greater awareness on the relevance of skills development comprising coreskills, technical and vocational skills as well as highlight the place of skills acquisition in driving youth employability and entrepreneurship in Africa.

The Campaign is hinged on the fact that skills continually drive the labour market and the future of work for both local and global economies and the need for young people in Africa to position themselves accordingly.

Lead by an Independent Audit Committee, the selection process of the Contest witnessed screening of entries from 17 African countries including Mozambique, Senegal, Zimbabwe, South Sudan, Rwanda, Botswana, Kenya Nigeria and Madagascar.

 

The Winners of the contest include:

  1.     Olalekan Sipasi, Agricultural Entrepreneur, Nigeria

 

  1.     Rosoamiaramanana Fanny, Pouffe Designer, Madagascar

 

  1.     Grace Iso, Baker/Sugar Craft Artist, Nigeria

 

  1.     Hilda Shangotola, Fruit Artist , Nigeria

 

  1.      Oyindamola Johnson, Musician/Sound Engineer, Nigeria/South Africa

 

The winners of the campaign will win an all- expense paid trip to Cape Town, South Africa in March 2016, Scholarships to attend entrepreneurship courses, Feature Interview in international/national newspapers, Feature interview on a Continent Wide TV Show and other prizes.

About Afterschool Centre for Career Development:

Afterschool Centre for Career Development (formerly known as Afterschool Peer Mentoring Project) is a non-governmental, capacity development organization committed to inspiring, investing and engaging young people as well as facilitating growth opportunities for young persons in transitional stages of their lives. We ignite young people to set career goals and walk them through the achievement of such goals enabling them transit seamlessly from school to work.

At Afterschool Centre for Career Development we employ various strategic interventions to counsel, train and provide growth opportunities for young people to prepare for the world of work through a peer mentoring model. Our programmes and projects include a Pathfinder programme for Adolescents, A Pre-Tertiary Training Programme for Post-Secondary school graduates, Workplace Training for Undergraduates as well as career advancement trainings for young professionals.

Beyond providing direct services Afterschool Centre for Career Development provides a springboard for Stakeholder collaboration and thought leadership on issues regarding holistic education including career counselling, employment and youth transitions programming. Some initiatives under our thought leadership portfolio include; The Career Counsellors Coalition and the School to Work Transitions in Africa Initiative.

For Partnerships and inquiries, Please contact our Programmes and Partnerships Officer, BasseyAbang via bassey.abang@afterschoolcentre.org or call 08187508000