A young Sierra Leonean has taken on her social media to share her experience after spending three weeks in Accra, Ghana on a Civic leadership training with the Young African Leadership Initiative(YALI).
The young Sierra Leonean teenageger named, Naomi Mustapha who is among the young people from Gambia, Togo, Sierra Leone, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Liberia, Cameroon, Burkina Faso and Nigeria under the Young African Leadership Initiative(YALI) Cohort 41 are in Ghana enrolled for Civic leadership track.
Taking to her social media, she said “I alone I’m enough to make the change I want to see. ” she furthered narrated on her three weeks experience as participant that the journey was amazing and impactful.
Read her full post below
“I alone I’m enough to make the change I want to see. Reflecting on the three weeks I spent in Accra-Ghana as a participant of the Young African Leadership Initiative(YALI) Cohort 41 under the Civic leadership track, I can confidently say the journey was amazing and impactful. I met and network with amazing leaders from 9 different West African countries which include The Gambia, Togo, Sierra Leone, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Liberia, Cameroon, Burkina Faso and Nigeria. I met with great facilitators and YALI Staff that served as mentors to us the participants. Thanks to YALI Regional Leadership Center West Africa, USAID – US Agency for International Development and all sponsors for such a tremendous opportunity and a big thank you to Transformative Women’s Initiative for providing a mentorship platform for girls in Sierra Leone.”
YALI RCL West Africa is one of the four regional leadership centres across Africa. The Ghana campus is situated at GIMPA in Accra, provides leadership training, networking, and professional development activities for young people ages 18–35 in West Africa (Gambia, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Togo). RLC is the acronym for Regional Leadership Center (RLC). Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) is an initiative of the United States Department of State. YALI started in 2010 by President Barack Obama. YALI is a programme aimed at educating and networking young African leaders regionally, which started in 2014. YALI RLC West Africa was one of the four regional “leadership centers” Ghana, West Africa. The centre at Ghana, is located at Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA). The West Africa centres carry out training which aims at millennials within west African region. Participants of the Regional Leadership Centres go through online and in-person training and are provided with professional development opportunities in these three track areas; business and entrepreneurship, civil society management and public policy and management