Who We Are

Foundation for Leadership & Education Development (FLED) formerly Futures Foundation International is a knowledge-based Non-Governmental Organization established in April 1995.  It was incorporated in Nigeria with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) in 2006. We are committed to promoting good governance; facilitating access to universal quality education; and promoting enterprise and livelihood enhancement of women and youths in Nigeria. The Foundation was established principally to address the observed low participation of women and youths in governance and public life due to poor leadership competence and low economic power. The foundation therefore seeks to build the economic and leadership capacities of women and youths to enable them participate in development processes at the political, economic, educational and social levels.

The Foundation works to actualize its mandate through training, public education, advocacy and mass mobilization. We bring an entrepreneurial attitude to our social mission, while acting as capacity builder, educator and facilitator on development issues.

Our Board of Trustees

  1. Adun A. Akinyemiju - Chairperson
  2. Benson Ashiedu
  3. Maryann O. Ibekwe, JP, FCA
  4. Oliver Chidi Wilson
  5. Dr (Mrs.) Chika M. Nya-etok
  6. Joseph C. Ibekwe - Execitive Director/Founder

Our Partners & Networks                                      

The Foundation works in concert with government agencies, the private sector, and relevant institutions and individuals to deliver its programmes. FLED is a member of the World Association of Non-Governmental Organizations (WANGO) and Civil Society Coalition on Education for All (CSACEFA). It is officially associated with the United Nations Department of Public Information in New York. FLED is a member of World Bank/Civil Society Consultative Group;  Christian Rural and Urban Development Association of Nigeria (CRUDAN); National Council on Child Rights Advocates of Nigeria (NACCRAN).  In addition to CAC registration, FLED is also officially registered with the following Federal Government Ministries and Agencies:

  • Federal Ministry of Education
  • Federal Ministry of Youth Development
  • Federal Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development
  • Nigerian National Commission for UNESCO (NATCOM-UNESCO)