Husayn Zaguru, Sabistation’s Dream Team client, the only Nigerian from the 50 Grassroots Global Leaders, joins the GivingTuesday Global Movement’s learning Fellowship: Announces 2022/2023 Cohort of the Starling Collective

Husayn Zaguru

Husayn Zaguru (officially Hussain Zaguru AbdulQadir), Sabistation’s Dream Team Client, is a Public Speaker/Mindset Coach, Creative Artist, Digital Creator, and Comm4Dev Consultant who is passionate about Social entrepreneurship and Serial entrepreneurship. He is the Founder/Curator of SoundArt On the Spot, a global creative platform, as well as the Boundary Stitcher Workshops. In addition, he is the CEO of Zaguruville Empire Concepts Limited. At Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, he majored in Geology B Sc (2007) and Development Communications PGD (2015).

It is a great feat to become a global citizen in the field of your endeavour. For Husayn Zaguru, he has been the recipient of several honours and awards, amongst which are ProjectActNollywood, African Youth Awards, and iconic Youth Enterprise with Innovation in Nigeria (YouWiN!) Award in 2012 to the tune of $60,000.  In his quest for social entrepreneurship, he hosted a Global Workshop, “Boundary Stitcher” in August 2022 that paved way for him to apply for the fellowship.

The Starling Collective is a global fellowship that welcomes grassroots leaders into a learning community focused on movement building, peer support, and connection to GivingTuesday’s growing global network of movement leaders. Participants also receive microgrants to support leadership development or accelerate their on-the-ground work. The initiative was launched in 2020 to identify and support individuals pursuing innovative approaches to catalyzing generosity, empathy, equity, and justice. 

GivingTuesday has grown into a year-round global generosity movement with a distributed network of entrepreneurial leaders who spearhead national movements in more than 85 countries and hundreds of community leaders who create initiatives to increase generosity at a local level.

These leaders form a collaborative community that co-leads the movement, shaping new ideas, and driving change worldwide. GivingTuesday’s Starling Collective is a global fellowship and experimental learning lab for grassroots leaders and movement builders who are catalyzing generosity, empathy, equity, and justice.

By October 11, 2022, the groundbreaking global generosity movement announced the Starling Collective’s fourth and newest cohort– 50 grassroots activists, artists, organizers, and changemakers from around the world, which Husayn Zaguru happens to be the only Nigerian selected, who are transforming their communities through innovative approaches that spread generosity and tackle the most pressing issues.

The cohort was selected from 1,400 applications submitted from 89 countries, and more than half of the applicants came from the Global South. Applications were reviewed by an international team of GivingTuesday regional directors, who evaluated the submissions on how their work addressed generosity, leadership, vision, ingenuity, scalability, diversity, and belonging. The Starling Collective’s global regional directors also serve as mentors to participants and aid in facilitating the program’s learning community.

“Each fellow in this year’s stellar Starling cohort brings a clear vision for creative, scalable strategies to meet needs in their communities and cause areas to head on, and the ambition and dedication to make that vision a reality. We are thrilled that they’re joining the ever-expanding global generosity movement and the collaborative network of leaders powering it.” said Asha Curran, CEO of GivingTuesday

Husayn Zaguru Starts GIVINGTUESDAY School Clubs in Nigeria

The GIVINGTUESDAY School Clubs is an initiative created by Zaguru to help students in Nigeria become more aware of the importance of giving back to their community. The club will host events and activities throughout the year to encourage students to get involved in GIVINGTUESDAY and other charitable causes.

“I think it’s important for students across the nation to recognize the importance of giving back to their community. Giving School Clubs is a great way to do that, and I hope that by starting these clubs, we can inspire more students and the youth to get involved in giving back and nurture purposeful leadership in the society, inspired by GivingTuesday.” said Husayn Zaguru

Husayn  Zaguru, a GivingTuesday Starling Collective Fellow, has started a new school club dedicated to GIVING TUESDAY, a global charity organization. The Giving School Clubs was launched on November 29, 2022, during the Global Giving Day for GivingTuesday globally. The Giving School Clubs (GSC), inspired by the global GivingTuesday, is a cause created by Husayn Zaguru to help students and the youth in Nigeria and abroad to become more aware of the importance of giving back to their community. The clubs will host events and activities throughout the year to encourage students to get involved in GIVINGTUESDAY and other charitable causes. The Clubs are sited mostly in Higher Institutions and Universities.

The Giving School Clubs (GSC) is open to all students, youth, and institutions across Nigeria and abroad.  Zaguru hopes to expand the club in the future to include students from other universities in Nigeria.

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