Our vision is to see a world led by competent young leaders.

Our mission is to nurture formidable leagues of competent young leaders that are actively transforming communities through innovative entrepreneurship, civic engagements, and public leadership.

WHAT WE DO

 To create a sustainable world where peace and justice thrive, all individuals must acquire values, relevant skill-set, and heightened awareness (UNESCO 2014). This is why the Sozo Networks was founded in 2015 in response to the anticipated youth bulge in Africa to empower youths with the skills and knowledge required to combat critical challenges facing their communities. Sozo networks is a youth-led non-profit organization that promotes the participation of young people in leadership and development in Nigeria. We help them to develop competence for active citizenship and leadership. Our theory of change includes providing support to young leaders and strengthening youth-led initiatives through 3 thematic areas – Education, Leadership, and Entrepreneurship. 

  1.  Youth Education: We bridge a significant loophole in the nation’s education system by offering mentorship and alternative educational opportunities that allow young people below the age of 20 to develop essential skills for active citizenship, leadership, and career in the 21st-century society and workspace. 
  2. Youth Leadership: We raise young social change leaders through a 5 phase approach (DCDES) that helps them to discover their vision and needs, develop self, create solutions, engage with communities to test the solutions, and finally pass on impacts to others. 
  3.  Youth Entrepreneurship: We promote entrepreneurship by teaching on social entrepreneurship and design thinking. 

We implement the above by providing educational support, experiential training, volunteering opportunities, mentorship, hands-on experiences, and idea incubation programs. Our alumni network has evolved into a strong ecosystem of young social change leaders, collectively and individually providing solutions to some of Nigeria’s most critical problems through civic leadership and entrepreneurship. 

OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM

Segun Fatudimu

Founder & Director

Olusegun Abimbola

Chairman Board of Trustees / Former Marketing Director, Unilever Nigeria PLC.

Gbeminiyi Eboda

Secretary Board of Trustees / Life Coach, Author and President Ecclesia Consulting

KELLY D. KING

Advisory Board Member / Executive Director, Future Leaders Foundation, New York, U.S.A

Aderonke Adedimeji

Advisory Board Member / Health Practitioner in Bridgeport, Connecticut, U.S.A

Yomi Babalola

Advisory Board Member

Lauretta Malaka

Director of Operations

Ayanfe Akinbami

Financial Officer

Oluwaseyi Ale

Administrative Officer

Olayinka Fatudimu

Head of Communications

Grace Anyiam

Impact Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

Semiloore Atere

Fundraising and Community Engagement Officer

OUR REACH SO FAR (2015 TO 2019)

11000

YOUTHS

1000

Social Change Leaders

20

New Social Ventures

6

STATES

YOUTHS IN DEVELOPMENT FELLOWSHIP

Our Leadership and Organizational Performance Improvement programs help emerging and evolving social sector leaders to develop strategies for sustainability, increased income, visibility and impact.

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SOCIAL IMPACT STRATEGY BOOT CAMP

Managing nonprofit organizations or a social enterprise in Nigeria requires more commitment and excellent skills to carry out an agenda of change more than ever before. This accelerator program is an intensive personalized program designed to equip participants with the key skills, insights, and tools needed to understand and navigate the nonprofit sector as well as develop key strategies needed to maximize impact.

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SOZO GRANT WRITING COURSE

We offer a both onsite and online certificate course in grant writing. Learn how to access funds for more impact and take advantage of this opportunity to acquire practical grant making and fundraising skills.

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SAFE LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE

The biggest leadership and career conference for teenagers in Nigeria, preparing teenagers for the future life, career and leadership.

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