SOS Ambassadors

initiative to give past SOSF beneficiaries a launch pad for greater impact

Track 1 > Entrepreneurship > SOS Headstart

Focus on beneficiaries interested in entrepreneurship

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Application

Submit an application to [email protected] skillsoutsideschool.com.
Applications are taken on a rolling basis.

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Selection

Once students apply, applications are pre-screened by the SOS Headstart program lead

Workshops

Workshops

Training on skills, knowledge and tools for successful and sustainable businesses

Funding

Funding

Innovate and pitch business ideas for funding ; access capital through Empowerlocals & SOSF

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Certificate of Completion

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Business Mentorship

6-month early stage business support

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Networking

Access Entrepreneurs hubs; Entrepreneurs Network; Apprenticeships

Evaluation and Business Support Services

Evaluation and Business Support Services

Continued monitoring and evaluation through check-ins and surveys; Access to shared business support services

TRACK 2 > HIGHER EDUCATION > SOS CAREERS

Focus on beneficiaries interested in pursuing employment after higher education (undergraduate, post-graduate or professional qualification)

Application

Application

Submit an application to [email protected]

Selection

Selection

Applications are pre-screened by independent panel of assessors

Skills Training

Skills Training

Technical, work readiness (CV, cover letter, interview) and soft skills training

Career Resources

Career Resources

Access to resources, knowledge and tools on various careers through the sos website

Career Advisory

Career Advisory

Continuous access to database of careers advisors to contact for career guidance and support; peer mentors; career planning and wealth of career resources

Work Experience

Work Experience

Explore internships, apprenticeships and other job placements (IT and SIWES)

Networking

Networking

Invitation to various events, internships, apprenticeships and other opportunities for various careers via email and through the WhatsApp group

Evaluation and Membership

Evaluation and Membership

Continued monitoring and evaluation through check-ins and surveys; Access to updated content on careers, labour market information and new industry trends

TRACK 3 > SOCIAL CHANGE > SOS CHANGEMAKERS

Application

Application

Submit an application to [email protected] cc [email protected] Applications are taken on a rolling basis

Selection & Induction

Selection & Induction

Once applications are received, a panel of independent judges select qualified social changemakers

Virtual Skills

Virtual Skills

Ambassadors are provided with key skills, knowledge and tools online to run successful and sustainable social change projects. Limited slots for in person discussions are available

Mentorship

Mentorship

Ambassadors are provided professional support & guidance through the team, and where required external advisors

Funding

Funding

Access to pool of capital (maximum of N50,000 per initiative)

Awards

Awards

Recognize and celebrate ambassadors impact

Success Stories

SOS Ambassadors

Friday Lord Joseph

School:  Government Secondary School Garki
Initiative: Weekly science, geography, math and English lessons for year 9-11 on Friday & Saturday evenings

SOS Ambassadors

Glory Chinedu Uwaoma

School: Government Secondary School Garki
Initiative: Primary school teacher for 14 subjects to primary 2 & 3 students

SOS Ambassadors

Daniel Olatunji

School:  Government Secondary School Jabi
Initiative: Online platform with Q&A for senior secondary students to support each other on difficult subjects

SOS Ambassadors

Innocent Aniekan

School:   Government Secondary School Jabi
Initiatives: SOS Headstart Participant; Silent Stars Founder supporting youth with hearing disabilities; Free sign language training to 20 students

SOS Ambassadors

Joseph Otache

School: Government Secondary School Wuse Zone 3
Initiative: Founder & CEO, Abuja Entertainment Hub, an FCT events planning platform

SOS Ambassadors

Isiting Edet

School: Government Secondary school Wuse zone 3
Initiative: Public speaking and confidence skills training for youth church members