2019 Young Leaders Mentoring Programme

Off to a great start … S.M.I.L.E adopts 14 public high schools in Lagos, Nigeria for the 2019 batch of our Young Leaders Mentoring Programme.

2019 promises to be another transformational year raising young leaders, role models and change agents in the society through our leadership reorientation and peer mentoring programme and our youth-led SDG-focused social impact drive.

Special thanks to our amazing partners !

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S.M.I.L.E…Building a better world, raising a new generation of leaders


Summer Skills Acquisition Program

This summer was great as S.M.I.L.E created a platform for 39 teenagers & youth to acquire skills of interest as part of our drive to address youth unemployment in Nigeria. We will continue to encourage more youth to embrace entrepreneurship to help reduce their future dependence on white collar jobs after graduation from university.
Our profound gratitude goes to our partners, JMA Solutions LLC for sponsoring this program & Timba Entrepreneur Foundation for the training.

Empowering Teens & Youth to be Micro Business Owners

We celebrate the 39 teenagers &

Youth: Today’s Leaders

Youth: Today’s Leaders, that was theme for 67th UN DPI/NGO Conference held in New York. We are delighted for the privilege given to S.M.I.L.E, as Associates of the United Nations DPI/ NGO to host her first workshop at this year’s conference.

We also want to thank the passionate attendees who came to our workshop at the 67th UN DPI/NGO Conference in New York, on Thursday. We encourage you to be intentional about developing youth leaders.

We are delighted 44% of participants at the conference were youth under the age of 32 &

The 67th UN DPI/NGO Conference

We congratulate the entire United Nations DPI/NGO Family for the success of the 67th UN DPI/NGO Conference in New York. We are delighted for the privilege given to S.M.I.L.E, as Associates of the United Nations DPI/ NGO to host her first workshop at this year’s conference.

Thank you Mr Jeffrey Brez, Chief of NGO Relations & Advocacy at UN DPI & Ms. Winnie Byanyima Chair, 67th UN DPI/NGO Conference & Executive Director,  Oxfam International, for your warmth & hospitality. #UNNGO2018 #DPINGOYouthLead
Mrs Bimpe Bamgbose-Martins and Mr Jeffrey Brez (Chief of NGO Relations &

World Youth Skills Day 2018

Promoting Youth Entrepreneurship

The audience both young and old, were fascinated and greatly inspired by 5 students between the ages 17 – 23, who are members of S.M.I.LE’s Young Business Network as they shared their journey as young entrepreneurs from a tender age, during the panel session tagged ‘Youth in Business (Skills, Passion and Strategies.)’
The young participants were urged to take a cue from the panelists and look at options beyond white-collar jobs, by acquiring entrepreneurial and vocational skills essential for self-employment and self reliance in today’s global economy. The inspiring session was moderated by our partner,

It’s World Youth Skills Day (WYSD)!

15th of July is the day set aside by the United Nations to focus on issues relating to skills and jobs for youth and to emphasize the need for a substantial increase in the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills (SDG target 4.4).
The theme for this year is Improving the Image of Technical and Vocational Education and Training. #WYSD

Thank you JMA Solutions

From all of us at S.M.I.L.E we want to say a big thank you to JMA Solutions for their support towards our 2018 Young Leaders Mentoring Programme which started Saturday 10th of February, 2018.


S.M.I.L.E’s Young Business Leaders Network

Preparing our Young Leaders for the alarming youth unemployment reality. Thank you Citi Bank & Growing Businesses Foundation for empowering S.M.I.L.E teenagers & youth with entrepreneurship skills through the Citi – Business Development Incubation Program. Special thanks also to our partner, Mr Idy Enang, CEO Corporate Shepherds Ltd, for his very insightful session on Business Ethics & Branding.