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OVERVIEW OF IDEA
The Congo Leadership Initiative (CLI) develops the next generation of leaders to be catalysts for peace and prosperity in the Congo. To date, CLI has provided 32 high school scholars with an integrated curriculum to develop and practice their leadership skills in order to benefit their communities.
THE SPECIFICS: WHAT WILL THE $5,000 FUND?
The Leadership Development Institute engenders social change not by forcing external ideas, values, or even aid upon the Congolese, but by stewarding the development the Congo’s most valuable resource: its young population. This is accomplished through an intensive, empowering LDP, support for students’ academic advancement, and the ongoing transformation fostered by a community of leaders. By empowering Congo’s youth to think of themselves as leaders, training skills to enhance their abilities, teaching them that it is their responsibility as leaders to advance society first, and finally helping them achieve their goals, we are bringing about a Congo that is led by talented and socially-responsible men and women.