How to Apply for African Youth For Environment Fellowship AY4E 2021

Do you have the zeal, Passion and willingness to affect your environment? Can you create a tangible community actions by means of tackling global issues locally? Great opportunity awaits you.

How to Apply for African Youth For Environment Fellowship

U-recycle Initiative is currently in search for 6 emerging change agents who are passionate, enthusiastic about environmental sustainability and ocean protection, those who through AY4E fellowship are ready to build their capacity and proffer grassroots solution to harken a lasting solution to plastic pollution.

African Youth for Environmental (AY4E) Fellowship” is powdered by U-recycle Initiative which is centered on comprehensive environmental education and awareness project and proudly funded by a National Geographic Society grant.

AY4E is focused on influencing and initiating positive behavioural changes towards tackling problems of plastic pollution and depolarization in Nigeria.

The scheme empowers youth and high school students across Nigeria with little knowledge, skills and tools to begin to develop actionable solutions at the rural level to tackle plastic pollution.

The ‘AYAE Fellowship’, has a plan to coach 6 young people who will then enlighten and engage over 6,000 high school students across the 6 geopolitical zones in Nigeria, creativity and environmental conscious education projects.

AYAE Fellowship LEARN highlights from experts, great and sustainable environmental advocate and climate activists through Masterclasses on issues and problems of plastic pollution and possible development and project implementations.

Five awareness projects to be IMPLEMENTED (school eco-talk, environmental club, movie screening, changemakers’ bootcamp and upcycling project) at a high school in different state.

Eligibility for the cohort of 2021

Selection and Requirement Criteria are as follows;

  1. Applicant must be between the ages of 16-25 years old, and must have completed secondary school.

  2. Must be a Nigeria who reside in Nigeria for the next one year.

  3. Must have been exposed to laptop and interest connection.

  4. Must be zealous with deep commitment to tackle environmental issues like plastic pollution.

  5. Should be ready to develop and become a young social impact leader that advances solution towards addressing environmental issues in Africa.

  6. Must have a good and vibrant communication skill and determined to succeed as a self starter.

  7. Should be willing and available to implement 5 environmental education projects (designed and fully-funded by us) at one higher school in your state.

  8. Be very creative, innovative and dynamic to influence, inspire, and educate others to take responsible action for the environment you are passionate about environmental protection, plastic pollution, ocean conservation.

  9. Ready and willing to commit about 3-7 hours for (training or project implementations) based on selected weeks.

  10. Possess good organizational skills with the ability to work independently and under time pressure.

  11. Little knowledge in engaging in environmental awareness, advocacy or community service or may have taken related courses to environmental pollution.

  12. Ability to organize community service activities is an added advantage.


  • You are opportune to gain lifelong leadership skills, access mentorship with global opportunities that will lead and set u apart.
  • From this program, knowledge gained would be valuable to those interested in environmental sustainability.
  • You can win free swag items, goodie hampers, gadgets, movie tickets, and more as the case maybe by completing tasks monthly relating to sub-projects.
  • Opportune to Earn resume-worthy experience and global recognition.
  •  Buildyour project management skills.
  • Finally by December, at the end of the fellowship, the best fellow wins an all-expense -paid 3days staycation trip to Egypt.

The fellowship is brought to you by U-recycle Initiated and sponsored/supported by a grant from the National Geographic Society.

How to Apply for African Youth Dor Environment Fellowship

Applicants are to click here on the Link below, to access the application page

For More details and information: Visit the official Webpage of the African Youth for Environment (AYAE) Fellowship.

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