New Century Initiative wins grant to empower youth in Enugu 

The New Century Initiative (NCI) is a youth led, community-based development organisation. It was founded to intervene in the social, economic and political development of young people in Enugu state. NCI’s aim is to strengthen youth representation on issues that affect their wellbeing and to foster relations between young people, government and the society at large, through effective collaboration and engagement. 

NCI is a beneficiary of ACT-supported coaching, mentoring and training. The organisation applied its learnings to develop a grant application from the Voice Global Fund to implement the “Speak Up, Stand Out (SUSO)” programme. NCI was successfully awarded the grant to deliver the programme in the Nkanu East LGA. SUSO works to empower young people to participate meaningfully in the socio-political development of communities. The programme strives to maximise digital platforms for social mobilisation to amplify the voices of youth and develop campaigns on issues that affect them.  

“The ACT coaching and mentoring sessions on finance were instrumental to our successful application.” 

Obinna Colins Nebo, Executive Director, New Century Initiative 
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