BeyGOOD Global Citizens Fellowship, an initiative by Beyoncé, American singer, has named Hamzat Lawal and Aisha Yesufu, Nigerian activists, among its 2021 advisory council.
The Global Citizen Fellowship Programme is an initiative aimed at unearthing the remarkable potential and talent within African youths.
The initiative is financially supported by Tyler Perry, award-winning American actor and filmmaker.
The advisory council board also includes four South African youth advocates namely Bonang Matheba, Charmaine Houvet, Nozipho Tshabalala and Tumi Sole.
In a statement, the Global Citizen announced that the newly-appointed advisory board will provide insights to break new ground and guide the execution team on meaningful pathways to develop the 2021-2022 fellows.
“We’re happy to announce an advisory council made up of incredible young leaders from both Nigeria and South Africa whose experience and creativity will help to take the Fellowship Program to the next level,” it read.
“The Advisory Council board will assist in providing insights to break new ground and guide the execution team on meaningful pathways to develop the 2021-2022 Fellows.”
In his reaction, Lawal said the opportunity would enable him to further actualise his dream of inspiring young Africans who would chart a new course forward for the continent.
“I am truly honoured to be a member of the advisory council. My experience working with young people across Africa will enable me to guide and inspire the selected fellows to achieve the fellowship’s mission of empowering young people with skills that will help them shape policies that will alleviate poverty while being active citizens,” he said.
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