ABOUT US

WELCOME TO
EMERGING LEADERS FOUNDATION AFRICA

WE ENVISION “A DIGNIFIED
SOCIETY DRIVEN BY WORLD CLASS
VALUE BASED LEADERS”

Emerging Leaders Foundation (ELF)

Emerging Leaders Foundation (ELF) is an African youth centered non-profit organization that provides practical, values-based leadership development, mentorship, governance and livelihoods training to promising young Africans, so that they can become positive agents of sustainable social, economic and political transformation in society. ELF exists to increase the participation of young men and women in governance and policy processes in order to promote dignity in society through increased accountability and service delivery on the part of duty bearers. We believe that when youth are equipped with the relevant knowledge, skills, and competencies, they begin to participate more strategically and productively in leadership and governance processes.

OUR STORY

ELF was started in 2012 in Kenya to reach out to young people between 15 – 35 years, to help them discover their purpose, utilize their potential and become the best they can be in life. In Kenya just like in other African countries, young people account for more than 50 per cent of the total population.
As an organization, we believe that young people are the best resource that any nation has to be able to sustain growth and prosperity. At the moment the reality is that majority of young people in Kenya and Africa at large are in the periphery of decision making and policy processes.

WHO WE ARE

ELF is a leadership cradle that nurtures young African men and women with the potential and promise of championing for positive change at the grassroots level.

We provide a platform for young people to reach inside for something bigger to live for, and to thirst for knowledge and skills necessary to function optimally. We encourage them to dream of a better world for all humanity starting with the communities they call home.

OUR TEAM

The ELF core team consists of knowledgeable and experienced professionals committed to all-rounded development of youth. They bring with them a wealth of experience in organizational development, self-development, mentorship, leadership, effective participation in governance, fundraising, grants management, politics, gender perspectives, advocacy and capacity building.
The combined team expertise includes youth development, program assessment and implementation, group work, behavior management, coaching, mentorship, facilitation, curriculum development, leadership development and sustainable development.

OUR VISION

A Dignified Society with Value Based Leaders

OUR MISSION

To promote value based leadership through training, mentorship, coaching and
exchange programs for young people

CORE VALUES

Integrity, Trust, Authenticity, Servant Leadership, Team Work, Sustainability

THE MAKING OF LEADERS

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: Self Discovery, People Connection, Community Impact