Purpose

In a bid to increase the number of leaders who consider leadership to be about the next generation and not just the next election, Girls Lead Africa was founded. GLA’s mission is to nurture student leaders who are generational thinkers. We believe that a change in the view of the role of leadership right from school where leadership training begins, will be the first step in solving the leadership crisis the world faces. We groom Leaders who make the school better for the next cohort of students to thrive.  Research has proven that most of the students who participate in student politics (student councils.) end up becoming politicians (Parliamentarians, Senators, Governors, Mayors, presidents) when they grow up.  Africa in General is currently facing a huge leadership crisis. Despite so many leadership Development programs that have been implemented on the continent, the problem continues to expand. This is because most programs start rather late, at a stage when the leaders are already too corrupted to transform. –Very few remember to engage schools and yet school is the level where leadership begins and it should thus be the level where leadership training begins. This is what girls to lead Africa does – instilling a sense of responsibility and innovation into young minds that will grow it as a character. Girls to Lead Africa, is nurturing a breed of women leaders who can innovate lasting solutions to Disease, poverty, hunger, Environmental degradation, war, and injustice. Starting at the level where leadership training begins- school. We Incubate and mentor student leaders to become solution oriented leaders by reorganizing their thinking and challenging them to attach purpose to their leadership positions and planning to leave a legacy in their schools.  We want to nurture a critical mass of women leaders who do care about their communities.