Global Citizen, an international advocacy organization based in the United States, has partnered with BeyGOOD to announce a paid fellowship programme for Nigerians, Kenyans and South Africans.
The Global Citizen Fellowship programme, powered by Beyonce's BeyGOOD philanthropic initiative and US actor and filmmaker, Tyler Perry, targets young Africans to empower them to become agents of change.
The programme, which is now in its fourth year, will provide successful applicants with the tools they need to thrive during the programme and in their professional environment.
According to a statement by Global Citizen, the application for the 2022/23 Global Citizen Fellowship Programme is open until April 29, 2022, and 15 young Africans: five from Nigeria, five from Kenya and five from South Africa, aged between 21 and 25, would be selected to join the fellowship programme commencing in July 2022.
Through the programme, successful applicants will each engage in a paid, year-long, full-time placement aligned to one of Global Citizen's four pillars of activity: creative, campaigns, rewards, and marketing.
"With young people (under 25 years) making up for 60 per cent of the population, Africa is reported to be the youngest continent in the world. By investing in the development and empowerment of our youth, we are securing a bright future for our continent. These are the leaders of the 21st century and beyond," the statement quoted Global Citizen member, Yvonne Chaka Chaka, as saying.
Also, BeyGOOD's executive director, Ivy McGregor, said the fellowship programme is timely as it will empower young Africans to be proactive in driving positive change.
"With all that is happening in our world right now, educating, empowering and employing our youth to use their voice and vocation to make a positive impact are essential to creating a lasting change," McGregor said. "This year's cohorts from South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya will be entering at such a critical time. Their impact will be pivotal to dynamic outcomes."
Check here to get details on how to apply.