The mission of CLI is to develop the next generation of leaders to be catalysts for peace and prosperity in the Congo.
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Peace & Prosperity
*Peace & Prosperity Projects include social enterprises, volunteer initiatives, and small businesses created by CLI Young Leaders.
Helena says, “(CLI) was an answer to my aspirations… After I received my certificate the next year, my parents told me, ‘Helena, you have become the ideal woman! We are proud of you.’”
Emmanuel learned not only practical skills that he used to open a small bakery using his CLI grant, but also life lessons about saying no to fear and trying no matter what, which he says have been invaluable as he has worked at the University of Kinshasa and served in a leadership role working with youth at his church. “I am grateful to have had the opportunity to explore my talent as a Young Leader. I aspire to create change in my country and throughout the world through the education of youth,” he says.
The Congo Leadership Initiative is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. We empower young people in the Congo by preparing them to be leaders because
the ultimate solutions to Congo's problems will come from the Congolese people. The result of our program is a cohort of skilled leaders sparking
true development across the Congo.
Want to know more about Congo? Take a quick read here. If you're wondering what CLI's program is like, take a look at My Community, one of the lessons included in the Leadership Institute. For an idea of the incredible impact CLI has on young people's lives, watch this video about an amazing young leader named Joelle or this one about Esther, one of her classmates!
CLI is proud to partner with Educate! to bring a top-notch curriculum to our young leaders.