Asido foundation has commenced the annual Jemila Abubakar Memorial Essay (JAME) competition for undergraduates in tertiary institutions in the memory of Late Miss Jemila Abubakar.
The essay topic for this year’s JAME competition is: Mainstreaming Mental Health in Nigeria: Barriers and Opportunities.
The Asido Foundation’s JAME competition will feature top 15 participants of the competition and they will be grouped into cohorts for the implementation of a 3-month JAME Project intervention across communities. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top 3 winners of the competition and they will also head the cohorts groups created by the top 15.
Geeky Nigeria reports that Asido Foundation is a Not-for-Profit Mental Health Advocacy Charity with the aim of providing evidence-based information, specially tailored advocacy efforts as well as interventions; with the long-term view of contributing towards filling the huge mental health needs of the Nigerian populace.
According to Asido Foundation, The outcomes of the JAME Competition is for participants to: Have improved knowledge on mental health, Be encouraged to become mental health advocates, and Gain more knowledge in essay writing.
The Asido Foundation’s Jemila Abubakar Memorial Essay (JAME) competition is open to all undergraduates of any tertiary institution in Nigeria.
To be eligible, interested participants must be able to provide proof of studentship and also sign the Asido Foundation’s unashamed pledge.
To learn more about the competition and how to apply, visit their official page – Jemila Abubakar Memorial Essay (JAME) Competition.