OneLife Africa Leadership Development program equips young people from Mathare slums and other marginalized communities. We believe that young people especially those from poor backgrounds are well positioned to design solutions to problems facing their communities.
OneLife Africa leadership program is a six month residential leadership training for high school graduates. The program incoporates a formal academic carriculum, hands on training and community service projects.
Today in Kenya, when a high school student graduates and qualifies for university education, there is a wait before starting their studies. This is a challenging time for most students who find it difficult to find anything to occupy themselves with but are eager to gain skills to help them in their life transition and college studies. The reality is that most of these students end up sitting idle in their homes, surrounded by negative influences in their slums and village communities, we believe that the ‘gap year’ is an ideal time for intensive leadership development and life skills training.
OneLife Africa fellows live in an intentional residential community where they grow in their faith and learn practical life skills necessary to succeed in Life. The holistic curriculum develops a well-rounded student who is lovingly mentored, and practically applies what they learn each week in a supervised cross-cultural community service.
The program is designed to instill discipline, model integrity, encourage accountability and promote reconciliation. Young people enrolled in this program are challenged, inspired and equipped to design and implement innovative programs that offer solutions to the problems facing African Commununities.