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The U.S. African Development Foundation (USADF) is an independent U.S. government agency established by Congress to invest in African grassroots organizations, entrepreneurs and small and medium-sized enterprises. USADF’s investments promote local economic development by increasing incomes, revenues and jobs, and creating pathways to prosperity for marginalized populations and underserved communities.

 

Over the last five years, throughout Africa, with an emphasis on the Horn, Sahel and Great Lakes regions, USADF has invested more than $115 million dollars directly into over 1,000 African-owned and African-led small- and medium-sized enterprises, entrepreneurs, and community organizations, and impacted over 4 million lives.

 

USADF focuses on fragile states and frontier markets, with an emphasis on the Sahel, the Horn, and the Great Lakes regions of Africa. We currently operate in 21 African countries, but have made investments in nearly 40 African countries to date.

 

At the core of USADF’s programming is our direct connection to African ingenuity and African solutions. Africans lead our country teams and implement our African-led development model through 100% African local implementing partners. USADF Headquarters in Washington, D.C. coordinates with each of the country teams led by Country Program Coordinators.

 

The Design School Lagos Program aims to equip Lagos residents with graphic design, product design, and workplace skills while also creating the necessary exposure that is needed for them to launch their careers and earn income in the technology sector and beyond.

 

Implemented as part of the Lagos State Employability Support Project, the program is funded by the Lagos State Employment Trust Fund (LSETF) and the United States Africa Development Foundation (USADF) and it is implemented by NerdzFactory Company.

 

The goal of the program is to equip young people with design skills, soft skills and entrepreneurship and also connect them with economic opportunities while also helping businesses have access to skilled talent.

 

The goal of the program is to equip young people with design skills, soft skills and entrepreneurship and also connect them with economic opportunities while also helping businesses have access to skilled talent.

 

  • Instructor-Led Graphics Design Training

 

  • Instructor-Led Product Design Training

 

  • Soft Skills

 

Benefits of USADF/LSETF Design School Lagos Program

  • 100% tuition scholarship

 

  • Training in graphics design

 

  • Training in product design

 

  • Soft skills training

 

  • Training allowance

 

  • Internship placement for top-performing trainees

 

  • Mentorship

 

Requirements & Qualification

In order to be eligible to apply for the scholarship, applicants must:

  • Residing in Lagos

 

  • Between 18 and 35 years

 

  • Availability for the entire training duration

 

  • Post secondary education

 

COURSE MODULES

Graphic module:
  • Design Elements, Design Principles & Design Thinking

 

  • Typography

 

  • Design Inspiration And Research

 

  • Designing Logos, Business Cards, Book Covers, Event Fliers, Movie Posters, E.T.C.

 

  • Pictures, Gradients & Professional Colour Schemes

 

  • Canva Masterclass

 

Production design:
  • Introduction To UI/UX Design

 

  • Product (UI/UX) Design Using Figma

 

  • Research In Product Design

 

  • Iconography

 

  • Visual Hierarchy

 

  • Prototyping

 

  • Handoff

 

Soft skills:
  • Emotional Intelligence

 

  • Effective Communication

 

  • Problem Solving And Critical Thinking

 

  • Building Your Project Portfolio

 

  • Monetizing Your Skill

 

  • Freelancing

 

  • Getting Your First Design Job

 

  • Starting Your Business

How To Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should,

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

 

Application Deadline: 25th October, 2021

https://t.me/ygist

 


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