Lead Us Today

Vision A generation of engaged and socially responsible citizens in Africa. Mission To inspire, mobilize and empower Zimbabwean young people to work together beyond socioeconomic barriers and lead community development efforts. Values Initiative. As an organization, we believe in taking the initiative to address pressing issues that young people face in their communities. Moreover, we are deeply invested in building the capacity of young people to take initiative in addressing their own challenges. We believe that taking initiative is critical in practicing leadership in communities and is integral in developing young people's capacity to be socially responsible and engaged citizens. I...
Aug 13, 2015

Empowering students to lead communities

One of our goals is to expand our program from 40 to 100 schools in Zimbabwe which will translate to empowering 4000 students with critical leadership and entrepreneurial skills. In preparation for this expansion, we have continued solidifying our impact through delivering our training program.

This year’s program cycle promises to yield some very exciting results. Our students have some big ideas for solutions to local challenges. Below are a few of the projects that will be implemented during this cycle:

 

Eveline LUT Club

Proper sanitation is an essential element of human existence. The Eveline LUT club members would like to ensure that proper sanitation is provided within the school. The students noted that their school does not have an incinerator and would like to build one.

In order to build an incinerator, the students have a number of fundraising activities lined up to meet the costs associated with building an incinerator.

 

Masotsha LUT Club

One of our new partner schools, Masotsha Lead Us Today club has been making steady progress. The students realised that a significant number of students at the school are unable to pay school fees. The students have decided to assist their fellow schoolmates through holding a fun day and talent show every school term with all proceeds going towards school fees assistance.

The fun day and talent show are set to attract large crowds of students, young people and well wishers from the City of Bulawayo.

 

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Jul 24, 2015

Progress update

Students compiling project proposal
Students compiling project proposal

Our facilitators and students have spent the past few months identifying various social challenges and brainstorming potential innovative solutions to these challenges.

Below are a couple of the projects students are looking forward to implementing:

Masotsha LUT Club

One of our new partner schools, Masotsha Lead Us Today club has been making steady progress. The students realised that a significant number of students at the school are unable to pay school fees. The students have decided to assist their fellow schoolmates through holding a fun day and talent show every school term with all proceeds going towards school fees assistance.

The fun day and talent show are set to attract large crowds of students, young people and well wishers from the City of Bulawayo.

 

Eveline LUT Club

Proper sanitation is an essential element of human existence. The Eveline LUT club members would like to ensure that proper sanitation is provided within the school. The students noted that their school does not have an incinerator and would like to build one.

In order to build an incinerator, the students have a number of fundraising activities lined up to meet the costs associated with building an incinerator. Fundraising activities include car washes, cake sells among other things.

Nkulumane LUT Club

The Nkulumane students have decided to focus on improving from last year’s project. The project enables individuals living with disabilities to earn an income through creating handmade crafts.

This year, the students aim to add more community members to the project as well as widen the project beneficiaries’ skills set. The students would like more individuals living with disabilities to participate and benefit from the project. Additionally, the students would like the community members to enhance their craftwork skills through taking them under a training program that will enable them to make varied items such as woven baskets, lampshades and so forth.

 

 

We look forward to the great work our students will do this year!

Jul 24, 2015

The build up to project implementation

Students compiling project proposal
Students compiling project proposal

Our facilitators and students have spent the past few months identifying various social challenges and brainstorming potential innovative solutions to these challenges. It has been an exciting process involving research and community engagement

Below are a few of the projects students are looking forward to implementing:

 

Masotsha LUT Club

One of our new partner schools, Masotsha Lead Us Today club has been making steady progress. The students realised that a significant number of students at the school are unable to pay school fees. The students have decided to assist their fellow schoolmates through holding a fun day and talent show every school term with all proceeds going towards school fees assistance.

The fun day and talent show are set to attract large crowds of students, young people and well wishers from the City of Bulawayo.

 

Eveline LUT Club

Proper sanitation is an essential element of human existence. The Eveline LUT club members would like to ensure that proper sanitation is provided within the school. The students noted that their school does not have an incinerator and would like to build one.

In order to build an incinerator, the students have a number of fundraising activities lined up to meet the costs associated with building an incinerator. Fundraising activities include car washes, cake sells among other things.

 

Nkulumane LUT Club

The Nkulumane students have decided to focus on improving from last year’s project. The project enables individuals living with disabilities to earn an income through creating handmade crafts.

This year, the students aim to add more community members to the project as well as widen the project beneficiaries’ skills set. The students would like more individuals living with disabilities to participate and benefit from the project. Additionally, the students would like the community members to enhance their craftwork skills through taking them under a training program that will enable them to make varied items such as woven baskets, lampshades and so forth.

 

We look forward to the great work our students will do this year!

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