Equipping Emerging Leaders

THE CORNERSTONE OF WHAT WE DO
We believe there is a poverty of leadership in many of the countries of our world. In Africa, a very high percentage of the population are youth and children. Older leaders do not feel they have the time or energy to train the younger ones. Thus, our goal is to bridge this gap. [Paul speaking to his disciple, Timothy]- “You, however, have observed my teaching, my conduct, my purpose, my faith, my patience, my love and my endurance.”
2 Timothy 3:10 

Leadership Development

“People say you will be leaders of tomorrow, but you are already leaders of today.” (U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon)

We believe that God can move mountains with young people with a vision and purpose. Every individual we invest in will impact their villages and communities beyond what we can think and imagine. This dream of ours has already begun, and is happening before our eyes.

Joshua 1: 8-9 “This book of the instruction must not depart from your mouth, but you will meditate on it day and night, so that you will be careful to observe everything written in it. Then you will prosper and succeed in all you do. Have I not mentioned to you to be strong and courageous? Do not be afraid of discouraged, for the Lord the God is with you wherever you go.”

Discipleship

“Then Jesus came to them and said, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Matthew 28:18-20

What marks young people is their innovate ability, creativity and dedication.  Youth are society’s most essential and dynamic human resource. The key to increasing the resilience of youth is recognizing them as leaders who have the capacities to be engaged in the decisions that affect them, who are well-in formed, who can organize themselves, and who can be engaged in their churches, communities. Raising emerging leaders to be strong and courageous enough to live lives of integrity with God’s purposes and calling in their hearts.

Character Development

“Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity. Until I come, devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture, to exhortation, to teaching.” 1 Timothy 4:12-13

We believe that the youth of Africa, like Timothy, can step up to be Godly leaders. And as Paul not only encouraged Timothy to live a life of character but led by example, we walk along side youth, approaching life together.  

Becoming Family

“Stretching out his hand toward his disciples, [Jesus] said, ‘Here are my mother and my brothers! For whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother.’ ” Matthew 12:49-50

We believe that discipleship doesn’t happen in a classroom; relationship is vital. That is why our discipleship program is developed in family unit structure. Nurturing relationships are developed among youth, as well as with their mentors.

WHAT ARE WE DOING?

We are involved in many projects in Africa that help us develop leaders, equip youth, develop character, and build family. These projects change and grow over time, but our goals do not. 

AWANA Programs

AWANA stands for Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed. It is an opportunity for our students to learn leadership and impact their communities through partnership with local churches.

Leadership Boot Camp

We have conducted camps aimed at allowing secondary students to discover who they are and what their full potential is. This is done through team challenges, life skill workshops, Bible study, and worship.

Craft Projects

Our goal is to provide support to the University students, so that they can pay their way through school. We offer training and material for craft projects that are marketed and sold in the USA. This project is in the infant stage.

coming soon

Vacation Bible School

We partner with our youth leaders to teach groups of 300 to 500 children. Our prayer is that children go away with deep understanding of the love God has for them. These camps also help the community to identify needs of children that need further follow up.

University Students

In Africa, there are many bright and motivated students who grow up with minimal opportunities to achieve University. We are partnering with students, helping them stay focused mentally, emotionally and physically on achieving their academic potential.

Computer Lab

Computer literacy is essential for students that have the potential for attending university. We currently have 18 laptop computers set up to serve two secondary schools in Mpumalanga, South Africa.

Land Development

 In January 2014, HOA purchased land in Uganda. Our goal is to establish a larger program to work with both the Siyabonga children and youth as a part of our youth leadership program. 

Gap Year Program

The Gap Year program focuses on students who have finished high school and are in transition. We disciple them in the areas of academics, leadership development, and spiritual development.

Siyabonga House

Siyabonga House in Uganda  was started by a group of young Africans, working with their community, who identified 18 orphaned and vulnerable children and pooled their resources to rent property in which to house them.