The mission of CLI is to develop the next generation of leaders to be catalysts for peace and prosperity in the Congo.
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Peace & Prosperity
*Peace & Prosperity Projects include social enterprises, volunteer initiatives, and small businesses created by CLI Young Leaders.
Washikala says, "I strongly believe that weak leadership is the principal root cause of the DRC's problems. Therefore, development of leadership is key to bringing about lasting peace and prosperity in the country."
Stephie is an original CLI Young Leader and her success has paved the way for hundreds of additional youth to receive leadership training. She's been a shining example for countless girls and young women both within CLI's program and in communities across Congo.
Charles is a leader in the youth development field not just in Congo, but all over the world. His success training young leaders in Kinshasa is an example to CLI and we are proud to collaborate with him.
The Congo Leadership Initiative is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. We empower young people in the Congo by preparing them to be leaders because
the ultimate solutions to Congo's problems will come from the Congolese people. The result of our program is a cohort of skilled leaders sparking
true development across the Congo.
Want to know more about Congo? Take a quick read here. If you're wondering what CLI's program is like, take a look at My Community, one of the lessons included in the Leadership Institute. For an idea of the incredible impact CLI has on young people's lives, watch this video about an amazing young leader named Joelle or this one about Esther, one of her classmates!
CLI is proud to partner with Educate! to bring a top-notch curriculum to our young leaders.