YOUNG ASPIRANTS LEADERSHIP FELLOWSHIP (YALF) 2018 – Semester 2 Workshop Application

Youngstars Foundation is accepting applications for the Young Aspirants Leadership Fellowship (YALF) 2018, Semester 2 Training Workshop.

YALF is a dynamic youth preparatory program designed to increase the capacity, participation and space for youth emergence in elective positions in the 2019 general elections in Nigeria. YALF is an initiative of Youngstars Foundation with support from Ford Foundation, West Africa.

About YALF Semester 2 Workshop

YALF Semester 2 training workshop targets youth candidates that have won party primaries or emerged as party flag bearers from the northern region of Nigeria. 200 youth candidates shall be selected to participate in two (2) separate zonal trainings.

The Semester 2 workshop shall be held in November, 2018 for 3 days using a structured training curriculum. Facilitators shall include experienced persons who have previously ran for office and understand the dynamics of accessing political office especially in Northern Nigeria.
At YALF Semester 2, Participants will learn:
  • Setting up a Successful Campaign For General Elections
  • Effective Constituency Mobilization And Strategic Planning
  • How to Strengthen Popularity Among the Youth
  • How to Fund Your Political Campaign
  • Effective Communication And Messaging to Voters
  • How to Counter Rigging And Vote Buying On Election Day
  • Legal Issues and Electoral Petition Cases
  • Post Elections And Immediate Actions, Among Others


  • Open to youth candidates that have won party primaries or emerged as party flag bearers from the Northern region of Nigeria.
  • Youth between ages 25 – 40 years.
  • Young females and persons with disability (PWD) are seriously encourage to apply for YALF Semester 2.


Registration and participation in YALF Semester 2 is completely FREE of charge. However, application is required and only those who meet the requirements shall be selected.

Only selected applicants shall be contacted. Application entry closes 2nd November, 2018

To Apply Online, kindly click here or Click here to download the Semester 2 application form , fill it out and send back to