Saturday, June 09, 2012

Young People in Cross Rivers State! Don’t Miss The Bridge Leadership Foundation’s Career Day Event!!

 If you are based in Cross Rivers State and its environ, you don’t want to miss this!!!  :)

Here is a news release on what the Career day is about:

The Bridge Leadership Foundation (TBLF) has announced its 2nd Edition of Career & Founder’s Day event scheduled to take place on Wednesday, July 11th, 2012 at the Cultural Centre, Calabar, Cross Rivers State, Nigeria.

The theme for this year is Talent, Leadership &  Entrepreneurship.

The Career Day seeks to inspire and empower young people in choosing the right career paths and making informed decisions. The aim of the event is to provide a platform for young Nigerians and graduates who are; seeking to enter the job market, at the start of their career or aspiring to be entrepreneurs, to learn from accomplished entrepreneurs and professionals (home and abroad) that have made major achievements in different sectors in the society.

Adopting the TED-talks format the event will be a charged exchange of ideas and knowledge that will focus on leadership in Career and business, the essence of innovation and sustainability. 

The welcome address is to be delivered by The Ag. Director of TBLF/Lead Consultant, of ThistlePraxis Consulting, Mrs. Ini Onuk.  She will be joined by young Africans who have made tremendous achievements in the fields Information Communication Technology (ICTs), Media, Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security as well as Gender advocacy.

The full line up of speakers include:

Idris Bello - Program Director at Wennovation Hub,Nigeria and President Oxford University African Society, United Kingdom

Grace Nanyonga - Founder, Grana Fish Supplies Ltd, Uganda

Tobias & Titus Igwe - Founders, Speedmeals Mobile Kitchen, Nigeria

Esther Agbarakwe- Environmental Sustainability Advocate, Population Action International, USA

Nnaemeka Ikegwonu – Executive Director,The Smallholders Foundation, Nigeria

Steve Harris – CEO, EdgeEcution, Nigeria

Emmanuel Etim – Directorate of Science and Human Resources, Science and Technology, Africa Union Commission, Ethiopia

“We are excited about all the young people we are bringing for the Career Day event, we are gathering some of the best and brightest young minds in Africa to share their personal and professional experiences with their peers. We are adopting a peer –to- peer approach because we know when young people communicate with each other, they listen more, assimilate more and become more ignited to challenge the status quo. Hence, we intend to assist young people connect the dots between Talent, Leadership and Entrepreneurship through this year’s event” Says  Esther Eshiet – Programmes Officer at TBLF

For more information, please contact Esther on 08105738992 or Antigha on 08185582531. Email:, Download the Mentoring Programme’s Report at:

About The Bridge Leadership Foundation
The Bridge Leadership Foundation (TBLF) is a non-profit leadership and capacity development Foundation committed to building generations of young people educated to become compassionate, entrepreneurial and engaged citizens who are empowered to take responsibility for their own lives and for making a difference in the world.

The Foundation seeks to address gaps in the provision of practical leadership models for young people and thus provides a platform designed to inspire, motivate, train, mentor and empower young people to achieve their best.

In eight months, TBLF has concluded a hugely successful Career Day- attended by over 3000 young persons, Graduate Employability Training (GET) for 80 graduates and started an Opportunity Facilitation its GET Alumni, as well as organized a FIFA Franchised Football project for Youth leaders in Cross River State where 3 of finalists will be representing Nigeria at the Homeless World Cup in Mexico, 2012.

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