The world is calling out for a new kind of leader – a leader who has the humility to see the world for what it is, and the audacity to envision the world for what it could be.
Development in East Africa must be driven by people who have the business and operational skills, as well as the moral imagination to create lasting solutions to the region’s most intractable social problem.
This is the kind of notion that Acumen Fund buys into, with the East Africa Fellows Program, Acumen offers Fellows the opportunity to receive world-class leadership training along with the tools to accelerate the progress of their social projects.
East Africa is full of resources, resources that we can use as young leaders to be the future of tomorrow, to build lasting businesses and to answer the call of ending poverty in this region. I believe in the power of innovation, and I believe that Africa has it’s own resources to become larger than it is today. It all begins with able leaders, it begins with having great people who are willing to challenge the status quo and do what needs to be done to get things going.
I aspire to be that kind of leader, I aspire to use the resources within my reach to empower and build my social cause to the best it can be, that is why when I saw the call to apply for the Acumen Fund | East Africa Fellows Program, I did not hesitate.
With over 600 applications received, the process to come down to the named fellows was intense. I made it, am one of the 2013 fellows that will be trained by high class professionals running social businesses around the world, and above all, learning from my fellow fellows.
Learn more about the East African Fellows Program here;
I don’t think the world is ready for what I aspire to be! Am more than thrilled to be one of the Acumen Fund East African Fellows – Class of 2013.
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