KNOSK 25Cents A Day Charity Secondary School to Host Mountaintop Fellow
Kuje, Nigeria, August 15, 2023 – KNOSK School, an education charity dedicated to providing quality secondary school education to underserved children in Abuja, is delighted to announce that it will be hosting a Fellow in partnership with Mountaintop, a US-based nonprofit. As a host organization, KNOSK School was selected from a highly competitive candidate pool due to its demonstrated impact, innovative model, and trusted leadership.
The Mountaintop fellowship program provides Fellows with a paid, one-year, full-time service experience, enabling them to contribute to their home communities' development by working on critical challenges alongside high-impact locally-led NGOs, government agencies, and social ventures. Mountaintop amplifies Fellows’ potential for impact by providing a world class experience including mentorship, grants, a lifelong community of inspiring peers, and a two week leadership institute hosted in Cambridge, USA at Harvard University’s Edmond & Lily Safra Center for Ethics.
Kingsley Bangwell, Co-Founder of KNOSK School, expressed his excitement about the partnership and shared more about his work: “Out of school children are not out of capacity to learn and increase productivity. Providing education to children from poorest households is a human right, you can bring hope by becoming an education ambassador today.”
Mountaintop Founder and CEO Reed Shafer-Ray emphasized Mountaintop’s mission, stating, "In the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., whose "Mountaintop" speech called for people everywhere to rise up as leaders to create a better world, Mountaintop cultivates locally rooted moral leadership, supports community self-reliance, and strengthens local institutions in places worldwide where success too often means leaving and not coming back. In line with that mission, we could not be more proud to partner with KNOSK School as a Mountaintop Fellowship host.
KNOSK School operates the KNOSK 25Cents A Day Charity Secondary School in Kuje, Nigeria. The school was established to ensure that children from the poorest households and out-of-school children, especially girls, have access to quality secondary education. By providing an inclusive learning environment, KNOSK School equips students with the necessary skills and knowledge to pursue tertiary education and create sustainable livelihoods.
The fellowship application is now open to support exceptional emerging leaders with a commitment to serve Kuje, Federal Capital Territory, and Nigeria as a whole over the course of their lives and careers. The deadline for submitting applications is September 30th, with fellowships beginning July 13, 2024. Interested individuals can apply through Mountaintop's website at https://www.mountaintopfellows.org/fellowship.
About KNOSK School: KNOSK 25Cents A Day Charity Secondary School in Kuje is an education charity established to provide quality and skills based education to children from the poorest households and out-of-school children, especially girls. We are providing an education that can enable them to further their tertiary education, create sustainable livelihood and break the cycle of generational poverty in a nation where about 72% of rural dwellers live in multidimensional poverty.
About Mountaintop: Mountaintop is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that works toward a future where every community can solve its own problems in order to build a just, loving, and peaceful world for all. In the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., whose "Mountaintop" speech called for a locally led movement to stir our global consciousness, Mountaintop cultivates transformational local leadership and strengthens communities in places worldwide where success too often means leaving and not coming back.
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