The U.S. government says Ms. Ihejiamaizu has displayed incredible leadership skills.
The U.S. Department of State has honoured Nigeria’s Grace Ihejiamaizu with alumni membership, in recognition of her dedication to leadership development.
A statement issued by the U.S. Consulate-General in Lagos, on Wednesday, said that Ms. Ihejiamaizu has continued to promote after-school- youth –programmes since her study in the U.S. Institute for Student Leaders (SUSI) in 2010.
“Ihejiamaizu participated in the 2010 Study of the United States Institute for Student Leaders programme on social entrepreneurship. She has applied these entrepreneurial concepts in Nigeria by founding an after-school -youth programme,” it said.
The statement said that Mr. Ihejiamaizu used her SUSI’s experience to examine how business techniques and entrepreneurial skills can be used to address social issues. It noted that Ms. Ihejiamaizu set up a non-governmental organisation, Raising Young and Productive Entrepreneurs, in Nigeria on return from the study.
“This programme offers training, internship placements, volunteerism and peer mentoring club to educate, engage and empower Nigerian youths to become leaders and entrepreneurs,” the statement said.