“Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the World.”Nelson Mandela
Chambers Umezulike in The Guardian: Africa: Leadership Crisis in Africa, says:
"There is a significant correlation between leadership and economic development of countries. This correlation cannot be undermined. The world has seen how visionary leaderships from different countries have been able to transform the stories of their countries especially since after the WWII.Leadership is key as it provides direction for a country through sound and well-thought out policies and supervises the implementation of these policies. The world has seen leaders of nations perform miracles under the worst of circumstances. The world is witness to many countries with no resources; very key natural setbacks and economic depression emerge from destitution to greatness.
Unfortunately, this is not the story in most of Africa. Despite huge deposits of mineral natural resources, vast arable lands and a good climate for agriculture; huge revenues earned from the exportation of these mineral resources and the strategic location of Africa in the world, African leaders have failed to develop their countries. Rather Africa has been marred by a lot of conflicts; with the highest rates of dependency on foreign aid, debt, food importation, hunger, inequalities, poverty, child mortality, unemployment, diseases, acute corruption, poor governance, poor infrastructures, lack of quality healthcare and lack of good and efficient public transportation, low standards of living and low manufacturing capacities."
Thus, to transform a nation, we must commit to developing leaders of integrity. Over the past decade we have worked with community leaders and have identified 28 young men and woman in Mozambique, who have a passion to change their nation. One such young woman is Kuka, a pop-star who can fill a stadium, but rather than pursue a singing career, she decided to go to school for chemical engineering. In her own words "With the recent discovery in my country of oil, I want to be leading an oil company so my people are not taken advantage of, and actually benefit". Kuka has finished two years at the University of Johannesburg, studying Chemical Engineering. Due to lack of funding, she had to leave school.
For $500/month we can invest in these future leaders who want to take their nation out of poverty!