As part of efforts to commemorate the International Youth Day, Access Bank Plc. has partnered with the Carrington Youth Fellowship Initiative (CYFI), a programme of the U.S. Mission in Nigeria, to build the capacity of young Nigerians.
The initiative named after former American Ambassador to Nigeria, Walter Carrington, is investing in the leadership capacity of young people in Nigeria to drive proactive civic engagement that promotes good governance, economic development, accessible healthcare, inclusive education and civil liberties.
The one-year long training programme, which empowered 47 youths in Lagos, Oyo, and Ogun states, ended with a one-day workshop and graduation ceremony on August 8, 2023, at the residence of the U.S. Consul General in Lagos.
The Carrington Fellowship Mission will empower young Nigerians with proactive engagement, training, collaboration and networking opportunities that promote careers development, and build organisations, and drive active citizenry.
The fellowship, known for its commitment to nurturing emerging leaders, showcased its unwavering dedication to empowering talent within the region.
CYFI President, Olusola Owonikoko, said Access Bank Plc’s involvement in social impact development exemplifies its role as a responsible corporate citizen with multifaceted approach, encompassing education, empowerment, and sustainability that reflects a genuine commitment to making a positive difference in communities and driving holistic progress.
He pointed out that the success of the 2022 CYFI Fellowship is a testament to Access Bank’s profound impact from inception to execution of this cohort, which has consistently demonstrated exceptional dedication in sponsoring the fellows in Oyo State and the health team in Lagos State.