Lead(H)er stands for “she is a leader” and the Fellowship was conceptualized with the aim of supporting young women in Africa by nurturing their skills, expertise and aspirations in the fields of Politics, Economics/Business and Peace and Security. The aim of the Fellowship is to provide a safe space for Young Women who haven’t been exposed much to regional and international opportunities, while amplifying their impact at local and grassroots levels.
Lead(h)er was founded in 2016 when Royal Neighbors awarded this grant to ensure the first 10 women were matched! Over the years, Royal Neighbors has continuously stepped up to ensure mentorship is free to any woman who applies
Lead(h)er affirms that Black lives matter. Black mentors matter. Black mentees matter. Thus, it is imperative to them, as an organization, to help build and sustain a mentoring movement that has the will to reckon with its history of white saviorism and cultivate quality relationships, where Black mentees and mentors feel Heard and supported
The Lead(h)er Strike a Match Mentoring Program is an 18-month, volunteer-based program that equips Quad Cities working women with tools to achieve their personal and professional goals.
Requirements for the Lead(H)er Fellowship for African Women.
- The first cohort is open for young women not older than 25 years old and national/resident of the following countries: Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Ethiopia, South Sudan, Malawi, Namibia, South Africa, Lesotho, Zambia and Zimbabwe
please note that you should be a national of the eligible countries in Eastern and Southern Africa, and be not older than 25 years old.
If you are a national of another country, please feel free to submit your expression of interest to be engaged in other activities and to be considered for the next Cohort of the Lead(H)er Fellowship.
Application Deadline: February 9th, 2022
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