SERVING LEADERS PROGRAM

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SERVICE IS, NOT WAITING UNTIL YOU HAVE MORE MONEY, TIME, OR TIME OFF TO HELP. IT IS GIVING OUT OF WHAT YOU HAVE NOW.
Future of Africa’s Serving Leaders Program (FOASLP) teaches leadership through self-sacrifice – giving up personal benefit and/or comfort to achieve a noble community impact. We equip emerging leaders with service-experiences, skills training, and mentorship to lead social change in their communities.

The FOASLP is open to young people between the ages of 16-25 passionate about social change. Emerging Leaders take part in service activities, workshops and guided reflections to expose them to social problems that impact the most vulnerable in their communities. Through experiential learning emerging leaders find solutions, build character, identify their personal values and beliefs, and their roles as active agents of social change in their communities. Emerging leaders graduate to become FOA leaders who are equipped to start new initiatives or improve existing initiatives to lead social change in their communities.

OUR APPROACH

All across Africa, too many lives are ignored by the decisions made by people entrusted with power. This is especially true about the poor, sick, children and youth, women, elderly and persons with disability; the most vulnerable in our communities. 

In addressing this problem, the next generation of young leaders must be immersed into active service to understand our shared humanity, develop strong moral values and practice how to put them into action. We equip young leaders to have a change in attitude and behavior to serve in their communities. 

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VOLUNTEER

The FOASLP starts by volunteering at organizations leading social change or addressing issues of injustice. FOA Leaders could also choose to volunteer at Future of Africa's Good Neighbor Program. This is to introduce Leaders to the basics of service and overcome the barriers of doing something unconventional.

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DIVE DEEP

Young Leaders identify issues or causes they are passionate about and take a bold step to start initiatives and/or improve existing initiatives. Young Leaders learn about the importance of sacrifice and putting the needs of others ahead of your own.

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GUIDED REFLECTION

FOA Leaders participate in guided reflections to explore the importance of service, who they are and what they stand for. Leaders are introduced to core values unpack the root causes of many injustices in our community.

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MENTORSHIP

We pair FOA Leaders with Senior Leaders to go on a personal and professional development journey. Through mentorship Leaders share experiences, offer advice, constructive criticism and invest in the development of each other. Mentors put the needs of their mentees first. We hold FOA Leaders accountable to their commitment to serve in their communities.

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GROUP DISCUSSIONS

FOA Leaders share their experiences of service with their peers to learn from each other, challenge each others perspectives in a safe and constructive environment. Young leaders use creative and critical thinking to respond to their observations and actions.

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COMMUNITY

At the end of the program, FOA Leaders join a community of change makers serving to improve the wellbeing of people in their communities and beyond. Through conferences, newsletters and events Leaders share their experiences and continue to learn from each other. Leaders are recognized for their contributions in making Africa better.

DISCOVER YOUR PASSIONS & PURPOSE
Over 7 years we have hosted teams of young leaders to participate in annual service-learning experiences. We design programs and adventures to take young leaders on a journey of self-reflection, intercultural learning and social change.

These experiences equip young leaders to be informed allies and agents of social change in their communities.

The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in service to others.
-MAHATMA GANDHI