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GAICAM International Emerging Young Leaders Fellowship

About the Fellowship Program

GIEYOLEF is a flagship program of GAICAM International which annually brings together young student leaders from university community from across Africa to orientate and train them on today’s best leadership practices. It is designed to awaken and promote good governance and leadership practices among young student leaders in different universities across Africa, building their capacities and promoting their talents and skills so they can become better future leaders to contribute to the growth and development of their communities and the continent of Africa.

We are very concern with the fact that the youths of this generation have lost their way following dangerous trends which has resulted in distracting and deviating them from positive and more productive activities that would have promoted sustainable leadership and development in the African continent in the nearest future. Young student leaders across Africa seem not to realize that they are future leaders of Africa, and that it is at the level of the university that they need to start building capacity to lead and contribute to community development tomorrow. Most of these student leaders are totally ignorant of the great opportunities that are available to them as student leaders at both nation and international levels.

We believe that students leaders needs to be orientated, trained and equipped with the competences needed to enable them positively influence their peers to engage in positive activities which should help them become resourceful to their families, communities, countries and the continent of Africa. We believe that African youths are a crucial segment of the continent’s development and so have a significant role to play in promoting the growth of the continent, the reason why we founded the Emerging Young Leaders Fellowship for university student leaders to start development the next generation of African Leaders.

GIEYOLEF is serving as a bridge through which young student leaders develop better leadership capacity to enable them become resourceful to their communities, while becoming better future leaders. This project promotes social coexistence and national integration, and only eligible for university student leaders (course delegate, school delegate and student’s president and executives) of your institution between the ages of 18 to 30, who seek to improve their leadership skills.

  1. To awaken and promote good governance and leadership practices among student leaders from different universities across Africa, building their capacities and promoting their talents and skills so they can become better future leaders.
  2. To orientate, train and equip student leaders with the competences needed to enable them positively influence their peers to engage in positive activities which should help them become resourceful to their families, communities, countries and the continent of Africa.
  3. To expose and engage student leaders to participate in the attaining the United Nation Sustainable Development Goals; encouraging them to see themselves as protagonists of the implementation of the 2030 agenda.
  4. To partner with academic higher institutions in building the capacity of student leaders so they can positively influence their peers, while becoming better future leaders.
  5. To identify, encourage and promote the talents and skills of young student leaders as a way of engaging them to contribute to national and continental growth.

Only the following are eligible to participate in the program;

  • Class delegates
  • Student presidents
  • Clubs leaders
  • Presidents and executives of different associations within the university milieu
  • Presidents and leaders of different faculties.

Any student wishing to participate;

  • Should be an African of aged 18-30
  • Must be a current student of a higher institution (university). 
  • Should be resident in Cameroon, or willing to travel to Cameroon for the time being of the fellowship.
  • Should be ready to work collectively and cooperatively with others from diverse backgrounds.
  • Should provide prove of being a class delegates, student presidents or in any position of leadership in a higher institution (university). 
  • Must be of good character, ready to respect regulations and the management authorities.
  • Should be willing to learn and experience new things.
  • The Fellowship is managed in both English and French.
  • Participants will go through 3 days online (from home) and 3 days onsite training in Yaounde.
  • All participants would be lodged and fed while on their stay in Yaounde – Cameroon.
  • Distinguished participants will receive awards for their active participation and more.
  • All participants will be certified as emerging young leaders by GAICAM International.
  • All participants shall go through a one year free mentorship and follow up after fellowship.
  • Participants should be ready to write and implement a returnee project on their campus upon their return.
  • All interested student leaders shall register with the sum of 30,000 FRS ($60) which is just 10% of real cost of the fellowship program.
  • Participants are responsible for the transportation to and from their regions of origin.

  Participants are required to submit the following required:

  • A motivation letter, address to the Programme Coordinator;
  • A school certificate for the current academic year or prove of studentship;
  • A scanned copy of the student and national identity card or passport for foreigners.

All documents should be submitted via the email; gieyolef@gaicam.org.

If selected, the student leader will receive an admission letter within 48hours, before the registration fee is paid into the stipulated accounts in the admission letter.

Some of the Fellowship activities includes; 

  1. Debates and presentations.
  2. Entrepreneurship training sessions.
  3. Leadership development activities.
  4. Governance and peace building activities
  5. Business administration training.
  6. Sport and Cultural activities.
  7. Corporate communication and public speaking
  8. Administrative drafting and Reporting
  9. Drafting of the project and business proposals.
  10. Health related activities.
  11. Volunteering and Community development activities.

Interested persons are required to submit the following:

  • A motivation letter, address to the Program Coordinator;
  • A school certificate for the current academic year or internship placement letter.
  • A scanned copy of the student and national identity card or passport for foreigners.

All documents should be submitted via the email; gieyolef@gaicam.org. If selected, the student will receive an admission letter within 48 hours.

Other Benefits to participants

  • Fellowship certification.
  • GIEYOLEF official T-shirt and participation badge.
  • GIEYOLEF onsite training kids and more.
  • One year FREE mentorship and coaching.
  • Become a GIEYOLEF ambassador in respective schools.
  • Free lodging and feeding in Yaounde;
  • Awards to distinguished fellows;
  • Opportunity to benefit a scholarship with GAICAM International partners.
  • An opportunity to be recommended in any international institution;
  • Introduction into GAICAM International network of professionals
  • Use GEYOLEF certificate anywhere in the world.
  • An opportunity to receive funding for your project, etc.