About Linking the Youth of Nigeria through Exchange (LYNX-NIGERIA)
Linking the Youth of Nigeria through Exchange (LYNX-NIGERIA), founded in 2004, is a child and youth development organization with a mission to develop socially responsible citizenship among Nigerian children and youth through:civic and human rights education, financial education and economic empowerment community service learning.
LYNX-NIGERIA aims to reverse the trend of youth disengagement from society by increasing their self-esteem through critical reflections on history, building a sense of democratic consciousness and practicing the art of servant leadership. Participants in our programs learn the values of tolerance and respect and the importance of individual and collective contributions to the development of strong communities and a more developed nation.
The first LYNX Youth Leadership Camp took place in August 2001 at the NYSC Camp in Nyanya, Abuja. Leadership Camps have been held in 2001, 2002, 2004, 2007, 2011 and 2012.YECAP, as a ten month programme was developed in 2004 and supported by the Open Society Initiative West Africa (OSIWA) from 2004-2008. Empower Foundation came on as a supporter in 2011 and is supporting the programme in Kaduna state till date