WE ARE LAUNCHING THE NEXT GENERATION OF AFRICAN LEADERS
We believe educated, empowered, and community-driven young people are the best vehicles for social change. To solve many of the problems Africa faces, the continent needs talented young people with leadership skills and a deep passion for their communities. Our program operates out of our Rwandan headquarters serving students from Rwanda, Burundi, and DR Congo.
UNIVERSITY LEADERSHIP PROGRAM
Our University Leadership Program focuses on three aspects: educate, equip, and empower. We provide access to a university education, monthly Leadership Development Workshops, and empowerment through our students’ Community Impact Projects.
In Sub-Saharan Africa, only 5% of qualified high school graduates have the opportunity to attend university. We hope to change this.
Through our University Leadership Program we identify bright students from poor, rural, and post-conflict communities who would otherwise not have opportunity to attend university. We then provide the support necessary to achieve their dream of a university education, covering the cost of tuition, registration fees, room & board, and books, to top universities in Rwanda.
Through our monthly Leadership Development Workshops, our students develop into strategic, ethical, compassionate, and selfless leaders committed to making a transformational difference in their communities.
We have built our monthly Leadership Development Workshops on East African research identifying the most critical vocational and professional skill sets often lacking in university graduates: analytical skills, teamwork and interpersonal skills, self-development and leadership, self-management, and communication.
Our students further develop their leadership and project management skills by planning and implementing their Community Impact Projects each year. They take what they’re learning in classrooms, together with what they’re learning in our workshops, and create a project to address a community need. Our students devote at least 50 hours each academic year to these projects. Projects include health education, literacy, computer skills, teaching English, and much more.
These projects develop a sense of empathy and community responsibility in our students, empowering them to become transformational leaders in their communities. In the last five years, even with a two-year pause because of COVID, our students, through their Community Impact Projects, have impacted the lives of almost 30,000 people!