Civic Leaders and social entrepreneurs trained through the Sozo Leadership Institute
teenagers reached across 50 communities in 4 Nigerian states
Dollars and more has been raised by our programs alumni
Marginalised teenagers have been mentored and provided with educational supports.
Civic leaders and entrepreneurs has graduated from our Volunteer Program so far.
Plus young people reached in 4 years
A world led by competent young leaders
To nurture formidable leagues of competent young leaders who are actively transforming their societies through innovative entrepreneurship, civic engagements, and public leadership.
Inadequate youth participation in leadership, worsening youth unemployment crisis and poor access to quality education.
To create a sustainable world where peace and justice thrives, all individuals must be equipped with values, relevant skill-set and a heightened awareness (UNESCO 2014). The Sozo Networks was founded in response to the anticipated youth bulge in Africa, to empower youth to combat the critical challenges facing them and pursue the aim of the global action program (GAP) on education for sustainable development – which is to generate and scale up action at all levels and areas of education and learning to accelerate progress towards sustainable development.
Sozo Networks promotes the participation of youth in leadership and sustainable development in 4 states in Nigeria by providing safe spaces, opportunities for leadership development, mentorship and non-formal education that helps youth acquire critical knowledge, values, skills and competences that empowers them to contribute to the development of their societies. We work on developing youth and teenage leaders through grassroots mentorship, educational supports, career guidance, vocational trainings, practical leadership development experiences and other innovative and inclusive programs. The Sozo Leadership Institute offers leadership capacity development programs which are world class, experiential and practical. We have trained and graduated nonprofit leaders all across Nigeria and in some African countries who currently leads diverse development projects that are capable of transforming Africa’s socio-economic landscape. The institute offers intensive master classes for emerging civic leaders, certificate courses in civic leadership and grant writing as well as a wide range of consultancy and support services to emerging nonprofits across the continent of Africa.
Our leadership development approach is hinged on creating vibrant youth networks, providing non-formal experiential education, volunteering opportunities and strengthening youth-led initiatives.
Below are some of the organizations that has funded or partnered with us: