OUR MODEL

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.

Discover
Leaders must first discover and know who they are before embarking on making any change in their communities. We guide participants in reflecting and articulating narratives from their personal life journeys. Each leader in the program is tutored on how to use the powerful art of storytelling to share the truths from triumphs and failures that continue to shape their lives.

“We have to dare to be ourselves, however frightening or strange
that self may prove to be.” ― May Sarton

Connect
Establishing a connection with people is the first step to having influence in many communities. We impart our young leaders with the fundamental skills for a good first impression and developing an authentic connection when working with their target constituency.
“We are all different. Don’t judge, understand instead.” ― Roy T. Bennett

Impact
Leadership is about results. It’s about making a real tangible difference in the lives of communities. ELF works in partnership with organizations to offer internships, exchange programs and work opportunities for the leaders in the making to start on their impact journey.
“In every day, there are 1,440 minutes. That means we have 1,440 daily opportunities to make a positive impact”.- Les Brown