LEAD Camp was conceptualized with one mission in mind – to inspire and empower young girls to become high-achieving women leaders in our society. As indicated in the name, the LEAD Camp consists of activities in Leadership, Empowerment, Achievement and Development. These activities are supported by leading women from the private and public sectors in Nigeria serving as mentors.
The mission of LEAD Camp is to nurture young girls to become high-achieving women leaders while addressing Social Development Goal (SDG) 5: Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women and Girls. In order to achieve this, the participants are taken through series of activities, which include leadership workshops, empowerment sessions with leading women from various sectors, industries and non-profit initiatives (including government), achievement of media projects designed to raise awareness about empowerment of the girl-child, and, finally, self-development sessions on important topics ranging from career planning and financial literacy to personal hygiene and sexual reproductive health.
To be eligible, participants must have participated in JAN’s flagship Company Program, been recommended by the teachers and volunteers who run the program and maintained a leadership role in the Company. JAN Company Program provides training in the different facets of setting up and running a business. Skills developed include market research, writing a business plan, creating an annual report, raising capital, managing all aspects of running the business while keeping adequate financial records, liquidating the company and returning profits to shareholders as dividends, while demonstrating corporate social responsibility
LEAD Camp is sponsored by JAN Partner-in-Development Union Bank.