Monthly Archives: December 2010

New Year’s Message from Efrem Bycer

Here’s a message from Efrem Bycer, Chairman of the CLI Board of Directors. Happy New Year, everyone! ——————- Dear friends of CLI, On behalf of CLI’s volunteer staff, advsiors, and Board of Directors, I want to wish you all a … Continue reading

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Interesting video and why Congo needs our help

Check out the video below for an interesting look at global development over the past 200 years. The video is certainly interesting on its own merit, but the end highlights how little the Congo has developed compared to the rest … Continue reading

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A look inside the LDP: Facilities

One aspect of the LDP that is frequently overlooked is the great fortune we had to have quality facilities. The Methodist Presbyterian Hostel (MPH) in Kinshasa not only offered a great classroom space (which you have probably seen in previous … Continue reading

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Business in the Congo

In the news today, one of Congo’s largest cell phone service providers is considering selling its business in the DRC. Congo, of course, is one of the most difficult places in the world to do business for very obvious reasons … Continue reading

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Georges Malaika Foundation

One of the most impressive organizations working in the Congo is the Georges Malaika Foundation, founded by international model Noella Coursaris Musunka. GMF is active in Lubumbashi – Congo’s second-largest city – in the field of education. They provide scholarships … Continue reading

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From a CLI supporter just returned from Africa

Kind words about CLI: “I just wanted to share with you how impressed I am with CLI. To be honest, I was a bit skeptical when you first described the program. I thought, ‘What do Westerners know about leadership in … Continue reading

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A look inside the LDP: Pre and Post tests

Admittedly, monitoring and evaluation is far from the most exciting aspect of the Leadership Development Program. Nevertheless, it is one of the most important. CLI constantly makes an effort to ensure quality in every aspect of programming, and one way … Continue reading

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Giving Back to Africa

Giving Back to Africa is one of CLI’s closest partner organizations. They have successfully created a program to develop leaders among Kinshasa’s most promising university students and have offered sound guidance as CLI has grown in its own niche. Indeed, … Continue reading

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A look inside the LDP: Blind Team Builders

This activity is one of our scholars’ favorites! Basically, there are four people on a team. In one room, something has been constructed (in this case, out of newspaper, cardboard, and pens). Only one person on the team gets to … Continue reading

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Fundraiser Success!

Just a quick post to highlight a hugely successful fundraiser that CLI held in conjunction with Level B bar in Ithaca the Tuesday before Thanksgiving. Together, CLI and Level B were able to raise $500 to support the second Leadership … Continue reading

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