OMLA - One Million Leaders Africa - is a flagship project of NELIS (Next Leaders' Initiative for Sustainability).
Presently, we are running the first pilot of the program with 23 young leaders from 14 African countries - hopefully, they will spearhead this movement which continues until 2030.
These young leaders, also known as OMLA Fellows after undergoing a two-month hands-on training on building social entrepreneurship and leadership skills are currently in the stage of recruiting 50 young leaders that are passionate to make change happen in the world; starting from their immediate community.
Rosemary, one of the OMLA Fellow rescued a brilliant 14-year-old girl from child marriage with the skills she got from the fellowship training. The young girl (who likes to remain anonymous) has now continued with her secondary school education and is among the top-ten in her class.
While Africa is taking the lead, we also have teams in Latin America (OMLATAM), Asia (OMLAS), and MENA (OML-MENA) working on creating THEIR model for the One Million Leaders' Transformative Leadership Curriculum. The goal - highly ambitious for sure! - is to empower 1 million next-generation leaders in EACH of these regions in the next 8 years.
If you want to be involved, to support (also financially), or to take part in moving it forward, do be in touch any time via firstname.lastname@example.org
And, BTW, all teams are led by women!
Presently, Mary in Nigeria, Gloria in Colombia, Rashmi in Nepal (along with Boon from Singapore), and Abeer in the West Bank!
A virtual masterclass was organized by One Million Leaders Africa to have a go at ‘How to start and successfully run a social enterprise’. 20 young Africans were trained and awarded certificates. During this training, there was an evaluation exercise to develop a standard business plan.
The business plan to start a social enterprise named SHE Hub Africa was chosen as the best and a grant of 200 USD was awarded for the launching of the project. Right now, SHE Hub Africa is on the mission to empower vulnerable and marginalized persons (especially girls and women) with tools to work their way out of poverty, social Injustice, and Gender inequality.
The beneficiary who requests to be anonymous said "I have always wanted a career path that aligns with my dreams, goals, and who I am as an individual. The master class gave me an opportunity to take decisive action towards the change I want to create in the world. I learnt practical steps for setting up a social enterprise. Today, I'm seeing my dream of owning a social enterprise turning into reality".
With your kind donations to the One Million Leaders Africa Project, we are able to empower a social change project in Ankpa Local Government Area of Kogi State, Nigeria that addresses and achieves Gender Equality in Girl-Child education. You can expand the impact of your generosity and touch more lives before the year runs out by participating in our upcoming campaign on GlobalGiving by the 30th of November 2021.
The OMLA Team warmly appreciates your kindness and generosity. We promise not to fail you and always deliver.
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