Nigeria: Future Leaders Empowerment Network (FLEN)

Future Leaders Empowerment Network.

There is no doubt that we need a new society where every child has access to education, and health becomes a right indeed for everyone; a world where disability, socio-economic background, gender or race is not a factor to becoming successful in life. Help us empower the change makers in order to be able to steward change effectively.

Project description

We foster sustainable community development by facilitating collaborative interventions, community action and advocacy for promoting health, education, livelihood and skills acquisition among vulnerable groups and underserved communities with the following objectives: 

  • Provide a platform for youth to work, collaborate, network, build capacity and have one united voice as they steward change in various sectors in communities in Africa.
  • Connect Youth organizations to global collaborative opportunities and partnership
  • Provide coaching and mentorship on career pathway development, networking, self-promotion, leadership and other educational opportunities to youth.
  • Provide psychosocial and financial assistance to underprivileged and vulnerable persons such as disabled, and mentally challenged youth so as to lead a happy, healthy, hopeful and fulfilled life.
  • Become a critical stakeholder in the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of community projects so as to achieve measurable outcome
  • Provide research and consultancy on community projects.

Project outcome

Organization needs

  • marketing and communication
  • program and curriculum
  • website development
  • mentoring and networking
  • open to other ideas


Ongoing projects

  • Student Teacher Empowerment Program (STEP)
  • Adolescent Health Promotion Outreach
  • Career Conference
  • Change Makers Training
  • Reborn Seminar Series

Project details

Timing, eligibility and other details
Length of commitment About a semester (3-5 months)
Start time Anytime
Level of collaboration Individual Student Project
Benefits Varied
Who is eligible All undergraduate students

Project mentor

Mara Huber

Associate Dean, Undergraduate Research and Experiential Learning; Director, Experiential Learning Network

24 Capen Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2834

Email: mbhuber@buffalo.edu

Students participated in the program.

Start the project

To apply for one of the limited spaces, send an interest email to ubeln@buffalo.edu with the following information and one of our staff will respond with more information via email :  

  • Share relevant background information about yourself and why you are interested in a global project.
  • Review the list of current global partnerships, list the three you are most interested in working with and explain why for each.
  • Explain what you hope to contribute to and gain from a global project.

Note that global partners rely on the contributions associated with ELN student projects and commit their limited time and resources to working with students. Accordingly, different projects will require varying amounts of time and strong commitment and follow through.  

Preparation activities

Once you begin the digital badge series, you will have access to all the necessary activities and instructions. Your mentor has indicated they would like you to also complete the specific preparation activities below. Please reference this when you get to Step 2 of the Preparation Phase. 

  1. Examine the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the history of the framework. Then select one SDG to focus on as you work through your project.
  2. Download and complete this PowerPoint template.