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Carrington Youth Fellowship Initiative Form Is Out – US Consulate General

Kayode Adelowokan

The Carrington Youth Fellowship Initiative (CYFI), a dynamic, youth-based fellowship program launched in late 2011 by the U.S. Consulate General, Lagos, is now accepting applications for its 2014 program year.

Former United States Ambassador to Nigeria, Walter Carrington

Former United States Ambassador to Nigeria, Walter Carrington

CYFI is a year-long program in which outstanding young Nigerians are selected as fellows and grouped into teams to design and implement a project with a social impact. The U.S. Consulate General, Lagos provides selected fellows with financial support for their projects, networking opportunities, and a transportation stipend. In addition, fellows meet other like-minded youth and build a closer relationship with the Consulate.

This is contained in a press statement issued by the United States Consulate General, Public Affairs Section, made available toafricanexaminer.com noted that the CYFI Board of Directors, in conjunction with the Public Affairs Section at the U.S. Consulate General, Lagos, will select fellows who demonstrate exceptional vision, skills and experience.

The statement said, “Prospective fellows may apply as individuals or together, as a team of up to three. Application instructions are available at:www.cyfinigeria.org, and all applications can be completed online. Prospective fellows should note that there are several steps to the application process, and that incomplete applications will not be accepted. All projects must be held in Lagos. The application deadline is January 3, 2014. Interviews will be held at the Consulate in late January 2014, and the 2014 fellowship will commence in February 2014.”

Meanwhile, Former US Ambassador to Nigeria, Walter Carrington, was a champion of civil liberties, democracy and closer ties between the U.S. and Nigeria. CYFI is committed to putting the ideals of Walter Carrington into practice.



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