Train 1,000 Zimbabwean Students On Leadership

 
$18,857
$6,143
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Dec 2, 2013

LUT embracing diversity and creating opportunity

KG VI Memorial LUT students brainstorming project
KG VI Memorial LUT students brainstorming project

Dear Lead Us Today supporter,

 

Building on your generous donations, Lead Us Today has grown in tremendous ways. Today, we work with close to 1,000 high school students in 20 schools across three of Zimbabwe’s 10 provinces, providing them with one of the country’s most innovative and practical leadership and entrepreneurship training. Before sharing more specifics about our progress, we’d like to let you know of a unique opportunity to stretch your donation. Today, December 3, we are part of a matching campaign starting at noon, EST. Microsoft will match your donation to Lead Us Today, 100%! Please donate from as little as $10 on our active project page: http://goto.gg/12608.

 

Thank you for your generous, continued support!

 

An update: since our last report to you in October, our team of facilitators has worked diligently to deliver our training program, every week in our partner schools. This year, we are especially excited about expanding our programs so that they impact underserved youth with disabilities and those living in rural Zimbabwe. Here are two key highlights from some of our work:

 

  • At King George VI Memorial School, we are working with a lively group of 30 students. Every week, they meet with their facilitator, Michaela Farquhar and go through their workbooks learning about leadership, social innovation and simple strategy tools such as SWOT analysis. Our work with the 30 students with disabilities is very unlike many programs in Zimbabwe, many of which focus on donating clothes and food to special needs schools. By fully embracing the diversity we value, we are empowering both able bodied and disabled young people with the tangible skills that they need to excel as leaders and entrepreneurs.

 

  • Last year, two of our students, Jonathan Davies and Tatenda Madzorera, attended the Global Young Leaders Conference in Washington DC. Coming back from their trip, they organized a version of the conference for our students to experience what engaging with young people from all over the world was like. Since then, we have developed a commitment to creating more opportunities for our students to gain international exposure. One of our students, who has been involved in our programs since Lead Us Today’s founding in 2010, Privilege Nyathi, has been selected to attend the first GoForth Leadership Forum on Drug Prevention in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates in February 2014. One of our facilitators, Phillip Ndebele will accompany her. We are excited for the exposure she’ll get and how her experience will inspire others.

 

For us to be able to continue our work and scale our impact, we need to effectively deliver our programs this year. Please support us today and stretch your donation, which will be matched 100% if you donate a few moments after noon, EST. Donate here: http://goto.gg/12608.

 

As always, thank you for your continued, significant support. It is changing so many lives in Zimbabwe!

 

With deep gratitude,

Dalumuzi H. Mhlanga

Founder and CEO

Maranatha LUT club discussing social innovation
Maranatha LUT club discussing social innovation
Colorful LUT 2013/4 student training workbooks
Colorful LUT 2013/4 student training workbooks
Privilege Nyathi headed to Abu Dhabi, Feb 2014
Privilege Nyathi headed to Abu Dhabi, Feb 2014
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Dalumuzi Mhlanga

Bulawayo, Bulawayo Zimbabwe

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