The Career Building and Entrepreneurship Program (CBEP) is one of the three programs being undertaken at the Centre for Social Awareness, Advocacy and Ethics (CSAAE).
CBEP is a program that helps young people get the education they need, secure employment and initiate enterprises that contribute to Africa’s development.
Succeed with a Mentor Initiative (SWAMI) is an initiative of CBEP that helps young people achieve career goals through one-on-one mentorship.
The initiative prepares young people for the job market, assists them in identifying entrepreneurship opportunities as well as training them in business management.
It also links students with their choice courses in the right university as well as prepares them to secure fellowships and internships at home or abroad.
In line with the mandate, SWAMI launched her 2020 Chevening scholarship mentorship on 3rd September 2020, which was tagged “Securing Chevening scholarship 2”.
A total of ten (10) mentees were accepted for the mentorship program with four (4) Chevening scholars as mentors.
It started with a virtual pre-mentorship training on the 19th of September 2020, where Mr. JohnPaul Chibuike Onwuaso who is a distinguished Chevening’s scholar unraveled essential tips on securing a Chevening scholarship.
Thereafter, the mentees were assigned to specific mentors who are all Chevening scholars for a one-on-one guidance through the application process.
In addition, interview tips as well as free preparatory materials were given to all the mentees and their application essays were duly reviewed by the mentors.
The mentorship program ended on 3rd November 2020 which was the closing date for the Chevening scholarship application.
In the same vein, the Commonwealth scholarship mentorship program began on 3rd December 2020 and a total of nine (9) mentees were accepted for the SWAMI Commonwealth Scholarship Mentorship Program with six (6) Commonwealth scholars as mentors.
The program began with a virtual pre-mentorship training facilitated by Mr. Eberechukwu Ihemezie who is a commonwealth scholar.
Thereafter, mentees were duly assigned to mentors who will provide one-on-one guidance throughout the application process. The mentorship is currently ongoing and the mentors are preparing their respective mentees for the scholarship application pending the opening of the 2021 Commonwealth Scholarship application.
The mentees have ever since then been enjoying access to free preparatory materials, essay review, interview tips and a one-on-one guidance from their respective mentors.
The SWAMI team are very dedicated to monitoring the progress of the mentees and will ensure they achieve their academic dreams.
Together we can make Africa a better place.