HIDS initiates fellowship programme for secondary school students

 Press statement:

25th August, 2020.

HIDS initiates fellowship programme for secondary school students

The Hannis Institute for Development Studies (HIDS), a Non-Governmental Organisation has concluded arrangements to host secondary school students in Kwara State, who are mostly from rural communities, on a camping fellowship.

The programme, tagged Countryside Emerging Leadership Fellowship (CELF) would be a two-week long camping fellowship of outstanding secondary school students who are randomly selected across all the sixteen local government areas of Kwara State for mentorship, self-development, community development and entrepreneurship trainings.

The initiative, among other objectives, will open the Fellows’ minds to possibilities and prospects in the State and beyond, and will instill in them the culture of giving back to their communities; thereby bridging the opportunity gaps among the youths in rural areas and their counterparts in the urban centres. 

Through the CELF, further educational pursuit among secondary school students in the rural areas will be encouraged as adaptable knowledge will be provided to all the Fellows irrespective of their socioeconomic backgrounds and religion.

We hereby call on individuals, corporate bodies as well as government to support the initiative in order to make it more sustainable, as each fellow will be empowered to empower others in their various communities across the State. 

The fellowship camping which will be an annual event, comes up between October 28 and November 11 this year.

Members of the public are hereby enjoined to visit www.celf.com.org for partnership and sponsorship details.


Lawal Olohungbebe


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