2011 AFRICAN GIRLS CONGRESS
Call for Applications: 2011 African Girls Congress
Application Deadline: 13 May, 2011
Moremi Initiative for Women’s Leadership in Africa (Moremi Initiative) is pleased to announce its call for applications for the 2011 African Girls Congress (GIRLS CONGRESS) - Nigerian Program.
The GIRLS CONGRESS is an annual interactive initiative designed to prepare girls to take charge of their own lives and act as agents of positive change in their communities. The GIRLS CONGRESS engages and challenges girls of exceptional promise to reach their fullest potential—intellectually, emotionally, and socially. The 2011 Congress will offer year-round experiential education that promotes teamwork, role modeling, problem solving and leadership through annual summits, social networking technologies and practical community initiatives. Girls not only gain life-long memories and friendships, but also a lasting framework for learning to build on long after they return home.
The program has the following objectives:
GIRLS CONGRESS fellowship awards will be made to 25 outstanding girls with exceptional qualities who have exhibited leadership potential in their community and schools. To be eligible for the 2011 program, an applicant must be Nigerian, living in Nigeria; agree to participate in all required activities related to the Congress - including a two-week residential Summer Institute in Nigeria (July 28 – August 11); and commit to a community/school leadership service project. Applicants must be between 13 - 18 years of age. Specific requirements of the program and related dates are outlined in the application package.
We invite you to forward the enclosed African Girls Congress application information to the most amazing girls you know- who have the potential to help transform their communities and schools.
For application package or additional information go to: www.moremiinitiative.org or contact:
AFRICAN GIRLS CONGRESS Program Coordinator
26 Mediterranean Street, Imani Estate.
Maitama, Abuja, Nigeria
3340 Peachtree Road NE ,
Atlanta, GA 30331
Tel: +1 (404) 812 8250
Fax: +1 404 812 825
Please note that this is not a full-time fellowship. Selected candidates may remain full time students in their various schools, except during the 2–week summer institute. The 2-week summer institute is an intensive and full-time residential program and all fellows will be required to attend. The rest of the program involves community-based, online and other distance activities.