Dear readers welcome to the second volume of LFNs Newsletter. We are certain to bring you lots of exciting news about our activities this year. Please enjoy this Issue
Leventis Foundation Nigeria and other stakeholders in the agricultural sector participated in the Agricultural Technical & Vocational Education (ATVET) Conference organized by the Delegation of German Industry and Commerce in collaboration with the GIZ VET Toolbox project. The two-day conference was held at the NAF conference centre on February 1st and 2nd, 2022.
On day one of the conference, Leventis Foundation Nigeria moderated the panel session on Agriculture and Vocational Training aimed at improving food systems. LFN executive Director led the discussion on the role of TVET, temporary training for smallholders, youth employment and job creation and a review of ATVET in Nigeria, alongside the CEO of PRWA (Thomas Hirsch), CEO of Farmore Academy (Owuno Ogbeh) and Ubong Iyang from Baban Gona. The Panelists gave various insights on how agricultural training and interventions can improve the food systems in Nigeria and support job creation.
LFN also had an expert desk at the sidelines of the conference, tended to by Dr. Adebayo Awotodunbo, head of our Kaduna State training institute.
The Deputy Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Nigeria, Ina Hommers, Country Director, GIZ Nigeria, Katharina Felgenhauer, Delegate, Delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Nigeria were in attendance, amongst others.
The Leventis Foundation Nigeria recognized its long-serving staff members during the recent graduation ceremonies across its training centres. Fourteen (14) staff members were among the recipients of long service awards, ranging from 10 years to 30 years.
One of the Foundation’s core values is ensuring the welfare of staff is embedded in creating a thriving work environment; as this enables staff to maximize their potential, while also enhancing staff retainment over time.
Staff members recognized and appreciated were Hassan Shehu – 30 years, Dr. Felix Obinyan 25 years, Sayo Olawumi – 25 years, Fatai Bello 20 years, Adebayo Awotodunbo 20 years, Yinka Popoola 20 years, Ighekpeh Clement 20 years, Abdullahi Shehu 15 years, Lawal Idris 15 years, Husaini Hassan 10 years, Bello Adamu 10 years, Jibrin Gambo 10 years, Aderemi Fayemi 10 years, Steye Awodiji 10 years.
LFN congratulates and endears the awardees to continue to render efficient, devoted, and honest services towards the progress of the Foundation.
In line with enhancing the quality of our services and products, even as it relates to students’/trainees’ learning experience, LFN faculties recently received training on pedagogy skills to effectively deliver agricultural education training. The four-day training/workshop which focused on student-centred teaching approach was facilitated by Prof Scott Haskell, from the Institute for Food Laws and Regulations, Michigan State University and Dr. Odutuyi Musili Olubu, Chief Lecturer, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, School of Education, Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo State. The training/workshop was attended by all LFN trainers in various departments.
The recent training is a sequel to previous training (namely Agribusiness Management and Development and Management of Resilient Value Chains) concepted in partnership with WINROCK/USAID to enhance the quality and content of LFNs practical agriculture and entrepreneurial training program for youths and farmers (both female and male).
Winrock International is a United States-based non-profit organization implementing the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded John Ogonowski and Doug Bereuter Farmer-to-Farmer (F2F) Program in Nigeria, Senegal, Ghana, Guinea (Conakry) and Mali.
Every year, the A.G. Leventis Foundation and ALBA Graduate Business School, the American College of Greece offer scholarship opportunities in MSc in Finance and MBA to Nigerian Nationals.
Applications for the academic year 2022-2023 is currently open for:
- Two (2) full scholarships covering full tuition fees (100%), accommodation (100%), and living expenses (250 Euro per month for 12 months) for the Alba MBA Program in Athens, Greece
- One (1) partial scholarship covering only tuition fees (60%) for the MSc in Finance Program. Accommodation and living expenses will be covered by students’ own funds.
ALBA Graduate Business School is an accredited, research-driven academic institution with international distinctions.
Basic entry criteria:
- Nigerian Citizenship
- 1st Class or Upper 2nd Class bachelor’s degree completed (GPA 3.9 or higher)
- Excellent command of English Language
- At least three years of work experience for MBA applicants
Applicants should apply online by registering at:http://www.campusweb.acg.edu/ICS/Admissions_ALBA/and then send their completed application hard copy package (include all official supplementary documents) by April 4th, 2022to:
LeventisFoundation Nigeria ( No 2, Leventis Close, Central Business District, P. O Box 20351, Garki, FCT, Abuja)
Contact person 1: Mrs Janet Egbe-Owoicho, Secretary to ED, Leventis Foundation Nigeria
Contact person 2:Ms Anna Vithoulka, Manager International Office, ALBA (email@example.com)
We are delighted to announce the certification of LFNs Smoked Fish by the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC). After a series of inspections, our smoked fish and production lab has been certified to have passed all quality assurance test. This new development means the LFN FoodLife smoked fish can be conveniently bought from supermarkets around you soon. Proceeds from sales of this product are used to train more farmers.
Leventis Foundation is delighted to announce the launch of its new products ZOBO TEA and LEMON GRASS TEA.
Savor the fantastic health benefits of Leventis Lemon Grass tea made from a blend of carefully selected herbs packed to boost your health. Leventis lemon grass tea will keep you refreshed.
The Leventis Zobo tea made from a blend of nature’s finest ingredients, hygienically packed, and naturally caffeine-free free is believed to enhance metabolism.
For more enquiries on these products, please visit the LFN FoodLife outlet shop at No. 2 Leventis Close, Central Business District and the LFN FoodLife shop, Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA) Secretariat, Area 11, Garki, Abuja. You can also call Maimuna on +234 9018942282.