About Us

We raise leaders and we transform communities.
Inspiration, Motivation & Mentorship

 Through our Young and Excellent Club, we motivate, inspire and mentor individuals from primary schools to secondary schools. For undergraduates and professionals, we leverage YEC’s Chart the Future as well as YEC’s Membership, Volunteering and Leadership Development. In addition to this, we hold a Young and Excellence Conference where we impart useful knowledge to the people. 


We run competitions in Spelling Bee and Games for Primary school pupils and speech competition as well as Games with secondary schools. 

Support & Empowerment

We support through scholarships for primary and secondary school students. We empower undergraduates and professionals through YEC scholarship, career mentorship, job search support, coaching as well as networking. 

Who We Are

Young and Excellent Club (YEC) is a not-for-profit organisation created to inspire young people from less-privileged backgrounds to overcome their challenges, embrace excellence, develop leadership skills and become successful citizens, role models and leaders in their communities. Our members are students and young professionals passionate and committed to all-round excellence, leadership and community impact.


YEC was formed in 2003 by young people who were concerned with the plight of children and young people in their community in Awe, Oyo State in Nigeria. They came together to create a platform to provide inspiration, motivation and financial assistance to lift young people out of hopelessness and vices towards purpose, hope and excellence. Having emerged with a measure of success despite numerous challenges faced in local communities (extreme poverty, negative peer pressure, lack of role models, poor educational facilities, general state of hopelessness etc), YEC members are passionate about helping other young people succeed through role modelling, mentorship and various other initiatives.


Although YEC started in Oyo State, Nigeria, her impact has been extended to young people across Nigeria. YEC motivates, inspires and provides financial/material aids/Scholarships when required to ease educational challenges and encourage children and young people to take personal responsibilities to become the best they can be.


Young and Excellent Club is registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC), Nigeria as Incorporated Trustees.

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Our Team

Damola Giwa
MD JumiaPay + Young & Excellent Club President.
Toyin Ogunmola
Chief Data Officer, StanbicIBTC Bank & YEC Vice President
DR. Agbolade Giwa
Director, Best Legacy Group of Schools, YEC Board of Trustees 
Eunice Tolu Olatunji
Mediator, Notary Public & Managing Partner at Hephzibah LP
Aanuoluwapo Giwa
Relationship Manager, Zenith Bank Plc & YEC Executive
Oluwayinka Ajasa
Customer Success Professional & YEC Financial Secretary
Oluyemi Adeosun
Head Employee Relations, Ikeja Electric & YEC Board Member
Oluwatosin Animasahun
Young & Excellent Club Program Officer
Ogunkunle Ayodele
Marketing Lead, Bumpa + YEC Executive Member
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