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About Us

ELF is an African non-profit organization that provides practical, values-based leadership development and mentorship to…

ELF Staff

The team consists of knowledgeable and experienced professionals

Our Programs

We use various active learning activities to create awareness on diverse issues

Message From The Founder

Greetings to you. Thank you for taking your time to interact with us at Emerging Leaders Foundation. If you are looking for a platform that nurtures, grows, and equips leaders to lead sustainable change in their communities, then you are at the right place. That is all we do, we equip young people with knowledge and skills to not just prepare them for the future but to also support them to create the future they want to see.

What Makes Us Different

What is different about us

Community service

We emphasize on service to community by all fellows in the program because we believe that when you teach you learn, and when you learn you must teach.

Personal touch

We are personally in touch with all our current fellows and alumni and this helps us to continuously support them and monitor their progress.

Linkage

We link our fellows and alumni to high-impact events and forums nationally in Kenya and at the continental level through the African Union Youth Division.

All-rounded training

We train our fellows/ participants to be all-rounded individuals

Gender Equality

We focus heavily on women but we also work with men to redefine masculinity and help them to change their thinking and embrace partnership with women in leadership

Mentorship

We pair up mentees/fellows with mentors according to their areas of interest or need. The mentorship relationship is along gender lines but there are moments when we do group mentorship with both men and women.

The making of Leaders

Our Model

ELF is in the business of identifying polishing and supporting Africa’s Young leaders. We prepare them to shape the future of the continent through our three-step model:

 

01. Discover

We guide participants in reflecting and articulating narratives from their personal life journeys.

02. Connect

Establishing a connecton with people is the first step to having influence in many communites.

03. Impact

Leadership is about results. It’s about making a real tangible difference in the lives of communities.

What our beneficiaries say

Testimonials

Sharon describes herself as productive, impressive and charismatic. She is a debate and public speaking trainer, Panel Moderator and Hackathon Facilitator working with the  Kenya National Debate Council. She studied hospitality and tourism management at Pwani University.”My ELF experience was mind shifting, as it focused deeply on my knowledge of self (which is not a one-day journey) and helped me realize just how bright my candle can shine.

The mental wellness in appreciating the good and the bad in life while being in control of reactions to these situations is a priceless gift from my ELF experience.” Says Sharon.Ms. Etemesi trains structured debate to university and high school students and private coaching professionals who are advancing their careers and need polished oratory skills. Her greatest achievement has been being unanimously elected as the Vice Chairperson of the Pan African Council of Debate for Universities. This came only 2 months after her ELF graduation, during her stint at the program, she had learnt more on Pan Africanism and Women in Leadership.

We asked Sharon to share with us a story that stands out to her from her past; “While in standard 7, the school Principal flagged me one day in parade and ordered the whole school to  not associate with me because of how notorious I was. I had no friends, no study buddies- no one in a boarding school miles away from home. I was all alone at 12 years old and I felt depressed. I hated everyone and only found peace in my mother and one teacher (Teacher Ruth) who pulled me up. I acknowledge my mistakes and realize that it was a learning curve for me. The story goes on but the bottom line was that every action attracts a reaction of equal measure.”If Sharon were to be a color, she would be Orange because she brightens people’s moods and has infectious happiness.

Her all time favorite movie is Face Off because of the story line, the movie teaches her to focus on character rather than physical appearance.Sharon finds time to give back to ELF by training some of our cohorts on debating and public speaking. We celebrate her today and we’re excited about what she’s doing and the prospects of her future.

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