John Joel Bauna is a native of Tula in Kaltungo LGA of Gombe state, Nigeria. In 2014, he got admission to study Biochemistry at the prestigious Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He graduated in 2017 and upon completion of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Joel returned to school to further his education. He is currently a post-graduate student at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, studying Nutrition at the Masters Level in the department of Biochemistry, in line with interest. His big dream is to become a prominent and global consultant in Public Health and Nutrition and looks forward to working with organizations such as W.H.O, UNICEF or government establishments that will enable him to build his career in public health and nutrition. He is also passionate about young people’s involvement in good governance and policymaking.

As an undergraduate, Joel joined the Emerging Leaders Program, ELP of the Centre for Social Awareness, Advocacy and Ethics (CSAAE) in 2014, a three-year mentoring program, designed to channel young people into activities that build leaders of character, cultivate spirit of entrepreneurship, promote good governance, transparency and accountability in government, and promote mentorship among African youth. As an emerging leader, he initiated a community project called ‘Career Guide for Students’ through which he creates awareness on the unpopular courses of study in tertiary institutions, the career prospects and salary ranges of these courses to enable students to make informed career choices as they progress from high school into college. He completed the intensive ELP training in 2017 and joined the Centre’s Network of Effective African Leaders (NEAL); a close-knit of like-minds working together with the sole aim of taking over the leadership of Africa for good.

Joel is currently a post-graduate fellow at CSAAE, a status he rose to after emerging best applicant. As a fellow, he has a full scholarship covering his tuition for his two-year master’s program in Nutrition as well as monthly stipends.  As the Centre’s fellow, he coordinates the Emerging Leaders Program of CSAAE, the same training he passed through as an emerging leader when he joined in 2014. He manages and coordinates the ELP activities of the Centre by working closely with other staff members to ensure the smooth running of the activities. The fellowship is an opportunity that exposes him to gain experience in working with young people in a reputable organization like CSAAE. He is determined to work and help a lot of the young people in the ELP training to complete their training successfully as he did.

You can reach Joel through the following contact details; phone; +2348068223458, +2348137576147

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