At SprinNG, we believe that you “Be one to teach one and teach one to be one.”
While we have several projects, the SprinNG team is always excited about the SprinNG Writing Fellowship. This year, we received our largest applicant pool of 568 writers interested in the fellowship. The enthusiasm of these applicants and passion for their creative interests is undeniable and one we continue to create opportunities for.
We are proud to announce that we are hosting our 5th cohort of 43 writers and 41 mentors, also expanding the opportunity to Ghana. By the end of this year, we would have mentored a total of 143 writers (Nigerian and Ghanaian) in the SprinNG Writing fellowship.
For those who weren’t selected for the fellowship, don’t worry; we have plans for you that will be announced later this year. In the upcoming months, we will re-introduce the SprinNG Advancement Fellowship, a recurring, online, self-paced mentorship programme that teaches you content creation for application to academic and professional opportunities. We are not only looking at how you can grow within SprinNG but prioritizing your success outside of SprinNG for several opportunities that you qualify for locally, nationally, and internationally.
In the past, we limited the SprinNG Advancement Fellowship to the Writing Fellowship alumni, but we realized that its programming would be beneficial to many, whether you are a writer or not. Particularly, we are putting plans to support those that don’t fall in the eligibility range of the SprinNG Writing Fellowship but are always seeking opportunity to be a part of SprinNG’s engagements.
Most importantly, we know that writing is a fundamental requirement to secure opportunities like admissions, jobs, fellowships, and more. Some of our past mentees have used these recourses to excel in such aspects, and we want to be a resource to you!
We appreciate all the literary platforms that supported our vision and the mentors volunteering their time to ensure the success of the developing Nigerian and Ghanaian writers in this year’s cohort of the SprinNG Writing Fellowship.
Cheers to the SprinNG class of 2021!