We educate and equip Africa’s brightest young leaders, empowering them to cultivate thriving communities.

our core values

Living Ubumuntu*

We live out our work together affirming our shared humanity, knowing we are most fully human when we are connected to each other through deep, holistic, and meaningful relationships.

Practicing Integrity

We hold each other mutually accountable for consistent and intentional performance in our work together, through reciprocal respect, honesty, and transparency.

Striving for Excellence

Each day we give our best, grounded in fairness and equity, always reaching for greater achievement as we create together a sustainable organization with exemplary leadership programs dedicated to whole person development.

Embodying Selflessness

We serve the needs of others. Our shared purpose is to give back to our communities, making them a better place.

Fostering Hope

We provide opportunity, cultivate confidence, and expand the horizons of possibility for a better tomorrow.

*Note: Ubumuntu is a Kinyarwandan word meaning “I am because you are and you are because I am,” emphasizing our shared humanity and interconnectedness.

our name

Every day we hear terrible statistics that document the harsh reality of our world. We chart war, calculate disease, analyze famine, and graph slavery. Africa is often at the heart of these calculations as we’ve all seen the numbers about Africa that paint a negative picture of the continent.


Our name expresses a world changing idea. We don’t see Africa as hopeless, we see it full of life and color, light and opportunity. While figures and data are important tools to measuring complex social issues, we believe that there are people behind the statistics. A number is difficult to connect with, but when we see those numbers as real people, we find a purpose that compels us to action.