It was a long journey of 5 months that started on the 6th of July, 2019 with 157 Undergraduates and Fresh Graduates from Ghana, Kenya, Burundi, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Malawi, and Nigeria that got admitted into ISERH Undergraduate Studies Class 3, out of 493 applicants from 8 countries. They all came in with the high hope, courage and determination to be trained by our various world-class facilitators on Leadership, Socio-corporate, Relationship, and Entrepreneurial Skills. The free course was held on Whatsapp every Saturday while the scholars were expected to record a 75% attendance rate, 50% facebook engagement rate, and implement a capstone project, either as a group or individuals, in order to graduate and get inducted as ISERH Associate Ambassadors.
It was indeed a battle for survival and can simply be seen as the quest for the best. Only 56 scholars of the course met all the requirements expected of them to graduate and get inducted as ISERH Associate Ambassadors. They are the courageous, highly determined, refined, outstanding, and industrious, who defiled all odds to see to the end of the course. They handled the course as if it’s certificate is equal to degree's. They formed groups in some cases, for the purpose of implementing the capstone project. Many made themselves 'a lone ranger', in the quest to implementing their capstone project. Coming in contact with them on the field would make you take their capstone project for their undergraduate's project.
Scholar Yusuf Sesay, a graduate of Social Works from Fourah Bay College University – Sierra Leone, made a history as he implemented 2 capstone projects against 1 mandatory project, and reached 715 beneficiaries in Sierra Leone against the stipulated minimum of 8 beneficiaries. Consequently, he was announced as the winner of the $100 maiden edition of ISERH Facilitators Prize as an honour for his outstanding performance during the course of studies.
We have never seen such courageous and determined young men/women as these our ISERH Associate Ambassadors. A new family has been born for them/us all, as they now have unrestricted access to the pool of undergraduates and graduates from African countries that made up this network. Aside this, they can now access various resources: human, opportunities, fellowships, internships, trainings/seminars, books, motivational/lecture audios and videos, jobs opportunities, mentorship, counseling, etc via our newly launched Associate Ambassadors Portal as they possess their unique login details to the site: http://ius.iserh.org and can as well blog for the world to read.
Our inducted Associate Ambassadors are undergraduates/graduates of the following institutions:
1.Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta (9)
2. Lagos State University (8)
3. University of Ilorin (4)
4. National Open University of Nigeria (4)
5. Fourah Bay College University of Sierra Leone (3)
6. Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti (2)
7. University of Benin (2)
8. Adeyemi College of Education Ondo (2)
9. Federal Polytechnic Ede (2)
10. Adekunle Ajasin University Akungba Akoko (2)
11. University of Lagos (2)
12. Institute of Public Administration and Management (IPAM), Sierra Leone (1)
13. Gombe State University (1)
14. Federal College of Education (Special) Oyo (1)
15. Kwara State University (1)
16. Crescent University, Abeokuta (1)
17. University of Burundi (1)
18. Osun State College of Technology, Esa Oke (1)
19. Yaba College of Technology (1)
20. Kpembe Nursing and Midwifery Training College, Ghana (1)
21. Osun State Polytechnic, Iree (1)
22. Milton Margai College of Education and Technology, Sierra Leone (1)
23. Federal University of Technology Akure (1)
24. University of Ibadan (1)
From all of us at the Initiative for Sound Education, Relationship & Health (ISERH), we appreciate all the facilitators who freely trained these youngstars for the period of 5 months, and we enthusiastically commend the Associate Ambassadors for their doggedness, determination, ruggedness, focus, and courage in pursuit of the course to the logical conclusion. Congratulations dearest!
With these amazing Ambassadors, we have a high hope for the future of our continent and the world at large, as they have pledged to disseminate the knowledge garnered via the course to other young people around them. There is no doubt in us that they shall keep striving to becoming ethical leaders we trained them for.
God Bless You All.
You are our LOVE and FUTURE.
Director of Studies,
ISERH Undergraduate Studies