CSAAE is a nonprofit dedicated to helping young people build great careers, cultivate a spirit of entrepreneurship, become effective leaders and embrace their roles as critical actors in building a better Africa. The Centre pursues its mission through three programs that share the common goal of creating positive social, economic and political change one person at a time.
- Career Building and Enterpreneurship Program (CBEP)
CBEP helps young people get the education they need, secure employment or initiate enterprises that contribute to the development of Africa. CBEP achieves these goals through the following initiatives:
- Young Mompreneurs Initiative (YOMI):
YOMI assists young women in rural areas to initiate enterprises in areas of market demand; facilitates technical and business management trainings for them; mainstreams them to the formal sector; onboards financial institutions and assists them to secure start-up or scale-up funds; links them to customers and market actors; gives them access to health and business insurance to secure their enterprises.
- Succeed With A Mentor Initiative (SWAMI):
SWAMI prepares young people for the job market, works with them to choose careers, assists them to prepare career dossiers, links them to job opportunities and prepares them for job interviews. SWAMI links students to their choice courses, universities, fellowships, internships and scholarships, home or abroad and assists them to secure study opportunities. SWAMI also assists young people to identify entrepreneurship opportunities in areas of market demand, trains them in business management, links them to funding and business opportunities. Learn more about CBEP at https://csaaeinc.org/cbep
- Youth Ethics and Anticorruption Program (YEAP)
YEAP raises the consciousness of young people to the importance of good governance, rule of law, human rights and anticorruption towards the development of Africa. YEAP achieves its goals through the following initiatives:
- Youth Ethics Club (YEC):
A community based ethics group dedicated to fighting corruption and promoting good governance, respect for human rights and rule of law in their immediate communities through awareness, advocacy and problem solving. YEC trains young people on how to monitor and hold local/state governments, corporations and citizens accountable on rule law, human rights, governance and corruption. YEC rewards youths resisting and fighting corruption with the Incorruptible Youth Award.
- Youth Ethics Debate (YED):
Annual debate for undergraduate and postgraduate students aimed at raising awareness and proffering solutions to national and continental good governance, rule of law, human rights and anticorruption issues. Learn more YEAP at https://csaaeinc.org/yeap
- Effective Leaders Program (ELP)
ELP nurtures effective leaders committed to the development of Africa. ELP achieves its goal through:
- Education of Future Leaders: Supports university education for future leaders through scholarships
- Character Formation: Forms consciences and provides trainings in civic and leadership virtues for future leaders.
- Social Entrepreneurship: Inspires future leaders to proffer solutions to social issues via social enterpreneurship.
- Leadership Buiding Experience: Connects future leaders with examplary leaders for experiential mentoring.
- Leadership Training: Trains future leaders in cutting edge leadership skills through conferences, workshops and seminars.
- Leadership Big Dream: Positions and recommends aspiring leaders for leadership positions critical to development.
- Leadership Support: Provides healthy space for networking, consensus building and constructive feedback.
- Leaders Welfare: Provides opportunities for the personal, financial and health security of effective leaders through leaders coperative society.
Learn more about ELP at https://csaaeinc.org/elp
CSAAE carries out its operations from its head office in Owerri, Nigeria, with technical support from its Abuja and U.S. offices. The Founder, Dr. Godswill Agbagwa (priest, ethicist, socialpreneur and youth animator) grew up in Nigeria. While studying abroad as a graduate student, he was struck by the contrasts he saw between the levels of underdevelopment in Africa compared to the Western countries he visited. Those experiences became the genesis of CSAAE, its programs, and the five core values at the foundation of his work namely: punctuality, integrity, solidarity, creativity and accountability.