Tag Archives: youth

Listen to our Latest Podcast

Our Program Manager in South Kivu, Washikala, recently recorded this podcast. He does an amazing job of discussing issues plaguing the Congo and highlighting nicely how together we can change the trajectory of this country. It takes a village, but … Continue reading

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Thank you Syracuse University!

This is a guest post by Emily Ballard, CEO of Congo Leadership Initiative This past weekend, I and Nathaniel Houghton, President and Founder of CLI, competed in the Raymond von Dran Funding Competition at Syracuse University.  We are proud to … Continue reading

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Aid and the Congo

This post is by Deputy Director Emily Ballard Imagine being Congolese in the year 1960. The year that for the first time since the 1800s, the Congo is free from Belgian rule and newly named the Democratic Republic of the … Continue reading

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CLI’s Empowerment Model

In the past few years there had been a lot more awareness about nonprofits and the work they are doing. But with this awareness have come criticisms; is aid really helping anyone? The old way of running nonprofits doesn’t work … Continue reading

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A Year in Review, CLI Edition

This is a guest post from Deputy Director, Emily Ballard A little over a year ago if someone had mentioned the Democratic Republic of the Congo to me, it stirred up very little information in my mind. I knew about … Continue reading

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CLI Leader Stories: Esther

“Okanisi yonde okobongisa mboka oyo?” Translation: “You think it is you who will change this country?” Not everyone in her neighborhood believes it yet, but in Esther’s case, the answer is yes! Before even beginning CLI’s Leadership Accelerator last month, … Continue reading

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CLI Leader Stories: Andy

“CLI has helped me discover what it means to be a leader. Before, I had no examples I could look to.” Andy Kalubi is a member of CLI’s most recent class of young leaders, but it is clear that the … Continue reading

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CLI Leader Stories: Rachel

“I am no longer the same as before the training. I banished fear, lack of control of choice, and I knew it was possible to create change when before all I saw was the negative.” These words come from one … Continue reading

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Check out the awesome work of the Congo Education Team!

The youth make up 50% of the population, and are the nation’s greatest resource and hope for the future. We like to highlight the work of other organizations who have that same view! The First Presbyterian Church of Evanston, Illinois … Continue reading

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Bring Congo Week to your community!

Congo week, the third week of October, is a week of Breaking the Silence about the millions of lives lost in the Congo while celebrating the enormous potential within the country. While there are still a few months until the … Continue reading

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