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Application Deadline: February 21st 2018
British Council in collaboration with the
African Storybook Initiative invites writers and illustrators to participate in a
residential workshop for the production of mother-tongue based multilingual storybooks. The workshop is a component of the broader Story Making West Africa project which aims to promote the arts, education and mother-tongue based multilingual education in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Story Making West Africa workshop pilots an initiative to create stories in indigenous languages and is an opportunity for individual West African writers and illustrators to contribute to the production of these storybooks at any African Storybook reading level, in indigenous languages and English.
Workshop Output 1: Up to 20 draft story manuscripts with ten manuscripts selected for publishing. Each manuscript will consist of 12-page stories in at least two languages (an indigenous African language and English).
Workshop Output 2: Illustrators draw and colour five sets of illustrations (that is, five story manuscripts).
The 5-day workshop will bring together participants in Abuja, Nigeria from 12 to 16 March 2018 from Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Ghana and will be facilitated by trainers from the African Storybook initiative. The workshop will be fully funded by the British Council inclusive of travel, accommodation and a small stipend as per diems.
Applications will be evaluated against the following criteria:
HOW TO APPLY
Interested writers and illustrators must be a resident of any West Africa country living and working in Nigeria, Ghana, Senegal or Sierra Leone; and are required to complete the online application meeting the criteria above using this link https://goo.gl/T8eFfa by midnight 21 February 2018
Only successful applicants will be contacted by 1st March 2018
Selected participants must be available to travel for the workshop from 11th to 17th March 2018 and must be able to get a short term insurance to cover their stay in Nigeria
Illustrators will be expected to attend the workshop with a laptop installed with their preferred illustration software.
The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) Entrepreneurship Programme was launched on 1st January 2015 to identify 10,000 African entrepreneurs over 10 years, with ideas that have the potential to succeed.
Mentoring is one of the core pillars of the TEF Entrepreneurship Programme. The Programme assembles world-class volunteer mentors, from across Africa and globally, who will guide
the selected mentee entrepreneurs towards business success.
Commencement Date: May 1st 2018
Mentors are selected for their demonstrated expertise, passion and alignment to the programme’s vision and mission. The engagement between each mentor and mentee
(entrepreneur) is developed and sustained within a closed mentorship and online learning portal; where mentors will provide dedicated support to encourage the development and application of entrepreneurial skills in their assigned mentee.
The outcome of this comprehensive framework is to develop the identified mentees
to become successful businesses that will grow and create up to 1 million jobs and contribute
$10 billion in revenue to the African economy.
The following are required of Mentors:
Complete the mentor registration form that will be part of the mentor’s profile on the mentoring and learning portal, hereby granting the Foundation, unrestricted access to the information provided.
Consent to being matched with up to four mentees by the portal administrator based on information provided in the registration form.
Commit to a one-year term and a minimum of 4 hours per mentee per month for the first three months from May to July and 2 hours per month for the next five months from August to December.
Commit to delivering mentoring sessions through the programme’s mentoring and learning hub for which access will be given upon acceptance. Consent to contributing articles and learning content for the online resource library. Consent to having a social media profile on LinkedIn, Facebook or Twitter.
Must not be an applicant on the entrepreneurship programme or currently receiving funding from the Foundation.
Mentors are required to have the following characteristics to be considered for the mentoring role:
Substantial experience in business and supporting new entrepreneurs i.e. a successful business owner or middle to high-ranking career executive
Ideally have a track record of helping others grow and develop
Possess a passion for entrepreneurship and/or business operations
Strong listening skills and self-awareness
Ability to share successes and failures in order to help others learn
Must be at least aged 30 and/or have at least eight years business or Managerial experience.
March to April : Mentor Selection & Matching
May – July : 12-week online business training for selected entrepreneurs (with mentor support), Portal access to Mentoring & Learning Platform
October : TEF Entrepreneurship Forum (for Entrepreneurs, Mentors and Key Entrepreneurship Ecosystem stakeholders)
August – November : Entrepreneurs complete their business plans (with mentor support )
December : End of Year Announcements
Christina Aguilera may have been feeling a little “dirrty” because she hopped into the tub for a very public soak.
The Grammy winner stripped down for an unexpected photo shoot in a bathroom and shared the racy photos with fans on social media Thursday.
In the series of black and white pictures, the songstress poses in a rectangular tub with wet blond hair and a bare, dimly lit background. In one shot, the star is covered in suds while in another, Aguilera uses her arms to keep things PG-13 rated. For the final image, she’s in a rounder tub surrounded by bath goodies and sporting a dark smokey eye.
The photos popped up out of the blue and, unfortunately, Aguilera didn’t offer much of an explanation in the caption beyond an emoji of a water droplet.
Could the stripped down shots be at all related to the new album she’s been teasing for what feels like forever? Late last month, the songstress assured her devoted fans her next album is “coming b–tches” after one very curious fan left a clever message for her on her Hollywood Walk of Fame star.
“Dear Christina Aguilera,” the fan wrote using pieces of paper strategically placed on the star. “Where the f–k is the new album?”
If new music was not the inspiration for the latest images, maybe she was in a sultry mood given Valentine’s Day on Wednesday.
Whatever the case, her fans are loving the update.
As one follower commented, “STRIPPED 2.0.”
Kanye West has settled the $10 million lawsuit over his canceled Saint Pablo Tour, according to reports.
The Grammy winner canceled the remaining dates of his Saint Pablo Tour back in November 2016. “The remaining dates on the Saint Pablo Tour have been canceled,” a rep for West told E! News in a statement at the time. “Tickets will be fully refunded at point of purchase.”
E! News later learned that exhaustion was to blame and according to an insider, West was working around the clock on various projects including fashion designs while also trying to make sure to spend time with family.
Months later in summer of 2017, West and his touring company, Very Good Touring, filed a $10 million lawsuit against Saint Pablo Tour insurers Lloyd’s of London.
In court documents obtained by E! News in August, West’s team alleged breach of contract and breach of good faith and fair dealing.
“More than eight months later, the insurers have neither paid on the multi-million dollar claim nor denied the claim,” Kanye’s team stated in court documents. “Nor have they provided anything approaching a coherent explanation about why they have not paid, or any indication if they will ever pay or even make a coverage decision.”
The attorney representing West’s touring company in the lawsuit, Howard King, told Rolling Stone in a statement Wednesday that “the dispute has been amicably resolved.”
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While many outfits on New York Fashion Week runways may be hard to pull off in real life, the hair trends were surprisingly relatable.
Designers like Alexander Wang and Michael Kors traded in time-consuming looks for simple yet sleek hair that just about anyone can do and afford—hellz yes.
Even better: You may own many of the accessories that designers are using. They’re throwbacks, and while you don’t style your hair with them anymore, they’re go-tos when you’re lounging around the house. Banana clips, thick headbands and stretch hair combs—these drugstore accessories have transformed from something you use to keep hair out of your face to the season’s hottest hair trends.
For Prabal Gurung FW 2018 runway show, hairstylist Anthony Turner gave models a shiny, sleek bun, using a stretch comb headband, Hot Tools Digital Salon Flat Iron and Wella Light Luminous Reflective Oil.
At the Alexander Wang show, models brought claw clips, a huge trend in the late ’90s and 2000s, to the runway.
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For Tom Ford’s bold runway, the designer chose thick back headbands and messy buns for models like Joan.
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Wearing multiple rhinestone hair pins made it from the red carpet to runway, thanks to Zadig & Voltaire.
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Whether you use a comb or barrette, the accessory used in the Michael Kors show is a sweet trend to add to your to do list.
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Stone Bow Barrette, $18
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