Simon Kinyanjui, Asante Africa Alumni and Staff Selected For Young African Leadership Institute
Sept 25 2019
Recently, Simon Kinyanjui, an Asante Africa alumnus and now staff, was selected based on his proven leadership skills, his commitment to personal development, as well as a desire to be a change-maker in Kenya. As a participant, he will engage in leadership training across three tracks of study in a 4-week residential format with a focus on individual and team leadership skills, innovation, creative learning, and communication. His main motivation for applying to the program is to leverage on the platform, and take all his learnings back for the development of his local community and peers. “This program understands the plight of the youths in Africa and acts to empower them and provide avenues through training and providing space for sharing the remedies and way-out to the challenges of our continent.”
From what he learns from the program, he intends to “pay-it-forward.” He is keen on boy-child inclusion and believes that development should not be partial but rather wholesome. His dream is to register a non-profit organization that advocates for the girl/boy child issues on reproductive health and hygiene, gender-based violence, children’s rights, HIV/AIDS and financial literacy.
- Business and Entrepreneurship
- Civic Leadership
- Public Management
During the program, participants in each track will contribute to an interactive and experiential education through project-based development and achievement, both, individually and in teams. Visit the YALI website for more information.
Since it opened its doors to the first cohort in July 2015, the center has graduated 1,095 young African leaders who are sparking change and growth in their communities. As a hub across the African continent it is designed to encourage transformational learning and enhanced leadership skills. It represents a philosophy, a forward learning culture of diversity that invites dreaming and thinking differently to define and realize one’s potential.
Simon Kinyanjui is our Girls’ Advancement Program Assistant; Kenya. He is passionate about the policy making process both in public and social sector, youth and women empowerment and economic development. With a Bachelor of Arts in Community Development he envisions to advocate for social justice, inclusion, and empowerment of people’s lives through community mobilization, active participation, and involvement in the socio-economic and political processes.