Healingsprings fellowship’s Workforce Recovery Initiative

Due to the economic impact of the present pandemic, academics and policy makers agree that we are currently faced with two major problems: high level of unemployment, and a deskilled workforce as a result of economic inactivity.

At Healingsprings fellowship we believe we can help reduce these figures through our Workforce Recovery Initiative by opening up volunteering opportunities coupled with high quality skills training.

To this end we have developed 6month projects from our backlog for web developers, project managers, product developers, user experience testers, events managers, sponsorship managers, digital marketers, cyber security analysts, IT Administrators, bloggers, community organisers, graphic designers etc.

This will provide opportunities for skilled unemployed people to work on real life exciting projects in return for social connections, coaching, mentoring, and high quality training courses via Coursera and other providers. 

This three-way relationship (volunteer, course provider/ or sponsor, and Healingsprings fellowship) will go a long way in improving our existing products, and developing new ones for our subscribers.

In return:

  • Volunteers will develop their skills and confidence in an ever changing job market. Making them job ready and attractive.
  • Corporate sponsors will be addressing their corporate social responsibility by investing in volunteers by offering scholarships, funding courses, or providing access to courses in their catalogue through a voucher scheme.
  • We all know the importance of working collectively on our self esteem, wellbeing, and sense of meaning; furthermore, this is truly a worthy cause.

    So please of get in touch if you would like to partner with us as we invest in the future of humanity at

    Thank you!

    Healingsprings fellowship: harnessing the power of ideas through social connections


    Origins and Beyond: August 2020 | The Digital Divide

    Our next event is focussing on the Digital Divide.15th June 2020, 7pm – 8:45 (UK TIME)

    By way of context, the Digital Divide is defined as the gulf between those who have ready access to computer and the internet, and those who do not. To this end I will be exploring community IT provisions in slums in Lagos State in our next event.

    Among other challenges with the current pandemic, perhaps the biggest concern in the developing world has been the gap in technology. While the West is now focused on cloud solutions and cyber security, the developing world is only scratching the surface in Information and Communications Technology.

    For instance, schools and universities have really struggled to make the transition to digital teaching and learning in Nigeria for a plethora of reasons. Those that are geared up for delivery are often faced with learners who: do not own a device; lack a safe space to study; are experiencing poor internet connectivity, lack electricity or alternatives to power their devices.


    1. Talk: Origins and Beyond: the Digital Divide by Clement Akran, BA Theology, Media & Communications, MBA Ethics & Sustainability (30minutes)
      An overview of the digital divide
      Explore some of the reasons why it exists
    1. Vlog from 3 community ICT settings in Lagos (15mins)
    2. Panel Discussion and questions from the audience (30minutes)

    • Where do we go from here: Alignment, disruption or what?
    1. Synopsis, closing remarks and update on future events (5minutes)


    • Welcome and Talk
  • Q & A with Panel of Experts

  • Vlog from 3 community IT settings in slums in Lagos (TBC)

  • Closing remarks, and future events

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    It also gives me great pleasure to announce that Sierra Leone has become the first country in Africa to launch Coursera’s Workforce Recovery Initiative. A program to help 50,000 citizens acquire in-demand industry skills to give them a competitive edge in the workforce.

    This is a praiseworthy initiative from the Sierra Leonean government — a country once known as the Athens of Africa, but in recent times has suffered a lot of setbacks, including a brutal civil war and Ebola epidemic.

    Arise Sierra Leone, arise Africa!!!

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    Human Capital Development

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    Reform and Progress

    Thought Leaders Series: 2019

    As a student of history, I have come to realise that achieving policy and institutional reforms, although extremely difficult, is still relatively easier than mobilising potential beneficiaries to see, engage and flourish from such changes.

    If one can draw from ancient antiquity, It is one thing to bring the people out of captivity, a completely different and more complex task to get them to enter and flourish in the promised land.

    Reachout | Revive | Recover

    Healingsprings fellowship: Human Capital Development