In tribute to Miss Jemila Abubakar, the Asido Foundation’s esteemed program manager who passed away in July 2020, the Jemila Abubakar Memorial Essay Competition 2024 is now accepting entries. This competition stands as a testament to her enduring legacy, focusing on a cause close to her heart—mental health awareness.
Who Can Enter?
If you’re an undergraduate in any of Nigeria’s tertiary institutions—be it a university, polytechnic, college of education, monotechnic, or school of nursing—this is your call to action. The competition is seeking your insights on a pertinent issue: “Digital Mental Health Tools for Students.”
Are You Eligible?
To be part of this inspiring competition:
- You must be enrolled as an undergraduate at a Nigerian tertiary institution.
- Be ready to present evidence of your current enrolment.
- Sign the Asido Foundation’s “Unashamed pledge,” affirming your commitment to mental health advocacy.
What’s in It for You?
Prizes are on the line for the brightest essays:
- 1st Place: Walk away with ₦200,000
- 2nd Place: Secure ₦150,000
- 3rd Place: Earn ₦100,000
Plus, the top 15 entrants will embark on a journey of growth through an exclusive mentorship program.
Essay Submission: How to Make Your Voice Heard
Ready to share your thoughts? Here’s how you can submit your essay:
- Essays should be between 750 to 1500 words—thoughtful, engaging, and on-topic.
- Visit the submission link here for detailed information and to upload your essay.
- Attach a scanned recent passport photograph and evidence of your studentship.
- Include your signed “Unashamed pledge.”
The Clock is Ticking!
Don’t delay! The deadline for submissions is December 3, 2023. Make sure your voice is heard and your contribution to mental health awareness is recognised.
Originality is Key
The top 15 winners will not only win prizes but also receive certificates and a place in the JAME 2024 Fellowship program—a true acknowledgement of talent and effort. Remember, your essay must be original and authentic. Plagiarism or the use of AI-generated content will not be tolerated and will lead to immediate disqualification.
This is more than a competition; it’s a platform to influence the conversation on mental health among students and to continue the impactful work that Miss Jemila Abubakar was so passionate about. So, take this opportunity to make a difference, to be heard, and to potentially be rewarded for your insights.
Raise your voice. Share your ideas. Be a champion for mental health. Enter the Jemila Abubakar Memorial Essay Competition 2024 today!
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