GELA is an international organization headquartered in Nigeria. GELA envisions a world where every youth has equal and unhindered access to employability skills and high-profile career mentorship in order to evade the fears of an unforeseen future.
GELA identifies, trains, certifies, and deploys unjustly discriminated and socioeconomically disadvantaged youths aged between 18 and 35 years, who reside in urban communities, are Internet and despite their challenges, are deeply passionate about becoming next-generation leaders in their respective sectors and countries, but are currently at risk of being unemployed or underemployed. GELA offers a safe place with a gratifying feature where these undergraduates, graduates, and young professionals happily compete with their peers to upgrade their employability skills without a feeling of an inferiority complex and get rewarded for doing so.
The GELA project has already impacted close to 5,000 young people in West Africa within the pilot stage. And so, a digital hub (www.gelaofficial.org) was created where young people globally can remotely access both basic and advanced high-quality live sessions, audio records, video records, and text documents on soft skills, technological skills, and leadership from foreign mentors across the globe.
GELA is lead by a team of 10 leaders headed by the CEO and has an international council of mentors made up of highly respected elites from over 20 countries. The organization also has an international advisory council which consist of professors, business, medical as well as legal consultants and headed by a highly distinguished General in the military, professor emeritus, ambassador, royal head, University chancellor and owner.
The Young Changemakers’ Conference is a life changing experience youths in West Africa look forward to every year, as it addresses the pressing issues of the youths and bring this issues before necessary authorities.
The conference also features the graduation ceremony of participants of the online Prestigious Global Mentorship Program (PGMP) who were trained and mentors by foreigners on areas such as softskills, work ethics, global citizenship, youth advocacy and lots more. At YCC, they have the meeting to physically after a 3-month long training. They go for an excursion and get recognized upon graduation.