Training and education is a critical component of development, but CLI has always believed that the practical component of our program is even more critical. In other words, the youth who participate in the Leadership Institute are not simply beneficiaries, but development actors in their own right. One of the ways that CLI “walks the talk” as it pertains to this belief is our practice of providing micro grants to young leaders with innovative ideas for community projects and small businesses. This year, nearly 100 projects have been launched!
Curious to learn more about what the youth are doing? One great place to look is our Facebook page, which includes frequent updates about youth projects in the Congo!