One Million Leaders Africa

OMLA’s vision is to empower One Million Leaders in Africa by 2030

These Leaders will cultivate a network of sustainable social entrepreneurship and change Africa for future generations.

OMLA’s vision is to empower One Million Leaders in Africa by 2030

These Leaders will cultivate a network of sustainable social entrepreneurship and change Africa for future generations.

How it all started

At the 2020 Next Leaders Africa Summit, 200 young Africans from 30 countries gathered and developed a vision for Africa.

A vision of an Africa that is green, circular, sustainable, free of poverty and food insecurity. With easy access to education, employment, economic opportunities and health care for everyone.
A continent in peace and harmony, an Africa where everyone can flourish regardless of gender, religion or ethnicity.

One Million Leaders Africa (OMLA) was born

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OMLA so far...

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Over the past few years, we’ve made incredible strides with the OMLA program. Training over 2,390 passionate young minds in sustainable leadership and equipping them with essential skills in Social and Business Entrepreneurship.  The OMLA 2023 Bootcamp was a life-transforming bootcamp where 100 young Africans from Farming communities were selected from 17 secondary schools in Ondo State, South western Nigeria.

The enthusiasm for our initiatives is evident. In 2022, we received applications from just over 100 aspiring leaders. Fast forward to 2023, and this number skyrocketed to an astounding 2,000+ applications, a testament to the growing interest in sustainable leadership and the visible impact of the OMLA program. With momentum on our side, we anticipate even greater interest and engagement in the upcoming application cycles. Join us in crafting the next generation of sustainable leaders.

Food Security

Climate Change

Agroforestry

Waste Mgt

ICT

Sustainable Education

Our Impact over the years

Our journey has certainly been filled with challenges, but the milestones we’ve achieved and the impact we’ve made over the years stand as a testament to our unwavering commitment to fulfill our promises.
Impact Report

The OMLA Fellowship Program

OMLA annually recruits young African talents who are awarded an OMLA Fellowship. They receive a two-month training in aspects as Leadership, Sustainability, Social innovation and Social entrepreneurship.

After their training, each fellow trains and mentors fifty other young people (Stars), who aspire to create social projects within their communities.

The Stars in their turn will train other young people (Starlets).

The OMLA Fellows, Stars and Starlets will run community projects during a one-year fellowship.

After completing the fellowship, they will become part of the OMLA Alumni community, a support network for One Million Leaders Africa.

Who can join?

We are looking for leaders who embody the values that reflect the community and commitment to the world we want to build.

Our One Million Leaders will embody the commitment:
I AM SET to change Africa for our future generations.

Integrity
Accountability
Modesty
Sustainability
Excellence
Teamwork

Upcoming Events Programs Activities

Tackling sustainable leadership from the Grassroot

The OMLA Bootcamp for Secondary School Students in Africa is one step further in our drive towards sustainable leadership and development. The bootcamp will feature  key training sessions on Digital and technological skills, Climate change, Entrepreneurship Skill and Leadership.  

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One Million Leaders Africa

OMLA - One Million Leaders Africa is a project that intends to empower 1 million Young African Leaders by 2030 who will help put Africa on a more sustainable course.

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OMLA Fellow of the week 😇
Alice Musukwa from Malawi holds a degree in Computer Science. She is a full-stack developer by profession and is currently studying Software Engineering at ALX. She is also a blogger and writer.

Alice is passionate about technology and social development, advocating for girls and women to thrive, contribute, and lead in the technology sector as a driving force to solve some of the social challenges in her country. She has worked with the National Women’s Lobby Group (NAWOLG), a non-profit organization that empowers young women to thrive in society. She has also trained young women to take leadership roles to help fight gender-based violence (GBV) in their communities.

Currently, as an OMLA fellow, she will participate in the training of 50 young leaders who will create lasting solutions to common problems in her community.

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OMLA Fellow of the week 😇
Alice Musukwa from Malawi holds a degree in Computer Science. She is a full-stack developer by profession and is currently studying Software Engineering at ALX. She is also a blogger and writer.

Alice is passionate about technology and social development, advocating for girls and women to thrive, contribute, and lead in the technology sector as a driving force to solve some of the social challenges in her country. She has worked with the National Women’s Lobby Group (NAWOLG), a non-profit organization that empowers young women to thrive in society. She has also trained young women to take leadership roles to help fight gender-based violence (GBV) in their communities.

Currently, as an OMLA fellow, she will participate in the training of 50 young leaders who will create lasting solutions to common problems in her community.

#omla #leaders #africa

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Congratulations

Congratulations

Congratulations

OMLA FELLOW OF THE WEEK : Walters Chuye

Walters Chuye is the co-founder and programs manager of the Center for Education and Financial Inclusion (CEFI), an NGO operating in the NW region of Cameroon.

Through his extensive humanitarian work across several African countries, he has realized that poverty persists despite interventions. His organization is committed to promoting girls' enrollment in schools, which has been falling due to insecurity stemming from the Anglophone crisis, and providing access to safe water and hygiene facilities.

Currently, he is working with 72 schools to integrate ICT to ensure access to quality education for every child in Donga Mantung and fundraising to build modern toilets and rehabilitate boreholes in 40 schools, ensuring a sustainable approach to poverty alleviation and a conducive learning environment.

As an OMLA Fellow, he will participate in the training of 50 young leaders who will create lasting solutions to common problems in his community.
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OMLA FELLOW OF THE WEEK : Walters Chuye

Walters Chuye is the co-founder and programs manager of the Center for Education and Financial Inclusion (CEFI), an NGO operating in the NW region of Cameroon.

Through his extensive humanitarian work across several African countries, he has realized that poverty persists despite interventions. His organization is committed to promoting girls enrollment in schools, which has been falling due to insecurity stemming from the Anglophone crisis, and providing access to safe water and hygiene facilities.

Currently, he is working with 72 schools to integrate ICT to ensure access to quality education for every child in Donga Mantung and fundraising to build modern toilets and rehabilitate boreholes in 40 schools, ensuring a sustainable approach to poverty alleviation and a conducive learning environment.

As an OMLA Fellow, he will participate in the training of 50 young leaders who will create lasting solutions to common problems in his community.
#omla #leaders #africa

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congratulations i am happy for you yeeeeeee very motivated

Congratulations

OMLA fellow of the week 😊Sandra Ufuoma-Ordained Onojetah

Sandra Onojetah is a graduate of the University of Ilorin, Nigeria, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in French Language. She's an experienced educator, trainer, writer, and devoted Nigerian. With qualifications including ACE Supervisor, Early Years certified Teacher, Microsoft Certified Educator, and TPMA Trainer, Sandra enriches education for the next generation in Nigeria and Africa.

Beyond classrooms, Sandra leads reading classes for all ages, teaches grade 2, and runs an Online Reading Club, @LavieReadershub. She founded the LITTLE LIBRARY project, a mobile library for children, and co-hosts the annual BOOK Hangout, promoting literacy and reading joy.

Sandra is committed to fostering academic and personal growth for students and teachers. She seeks connections with like-minded professionals and African leaders to empower the next generation.

As an OMLA Fellow, she will participate in the training of 50 young leaders who will create lasting solutions to common problems in his community.

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OMLA fellow of the week 😊Sandra Ufuoma-Ordained Onojetah

Sandra Onojetah is a graduate of the University of Ilorin, Nigeria, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in French Language. Shes an experienced educator, trainer, writer, and devoted Nigerian. With qualifications including ACE Supervisor, Early Years certified Teacher, Microsoft Certified Educator, and TPMA Trainer, Sandra enriches education for the next generation in Nigeria and Africa.

Beyond classrooms, Sandra leads reading classes for all ages, teaches grade 2, and runs an Online Reading Club, @LavieReadershub. She founded the LITTLE LIBRARY project, a mobile library for children, and co-hosts the annual BOOK Hangout, promoting literacy and reading joy.

Sandra is committed to fostering academic and personal growth for students and teachers. She seeks connections with like-minded professionals and African leaders to empower the next generation.

As an OMLA Fellow, she will participate in the training of 50 young leaders who will create lasting solutions to common problems in his community.

#education #community #literacy #leadership #Africa

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Congratulations ma

Congratulations ma

Congratulations

Congratulations 👏

OMLA fellows class, facilitated by Mr. Joachim Jake Layes started 29th April, 2024.During the session, Social Entrepreneurship was discussed. Mr. Layes explained that social entrepreneurship is mostly impact-driven rather than profit-making.

He emphasized the importance of creating lasting change for positive community impact, sharing origin stories of some social entrepreneurs and their work. He encouraged aspiring social entrepreneurs to start small, citing examples of those who have achieved significant progress with limited resources. Key lessons included the importance of patience and prioritizing impact over profit.

He also touched upon social impact and the theory of change, defining impact as significant, lasting change resulting from social innovation or entrepreneurship. Mr. Layes discussed the three steps of the theory of change: outputs (activities for change), outcomes (results), and impacts (lasting effects). Participants learned about the necessity of strategic project planning and the importance of making informed assumptions in research.

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OMLA fellows class, facilitated by Mr. Joachim Jake Layes started 29th April, 2024.During the session, Social Entrepreneurship was discussed. Mr. Layes explained that social entrepreneurship is mostly impact-driven rather than profit-making. 

He emphasized the importance of creating lasting change for positive community impact, sharing origin stories of some social entrepreneurs and their work. He encouraged aspiring social entrepreneurs to start small, citing examples of those who have achieved significant progress with limited resources. Key lessons included the importance of patience and prioritizing impact over profit.

He also touched upon social impact and the theory of change, defining impact as significant, lasting change resulting from social innovation or entrepreneurship. Mr. Layes discussed the three steps of the theory of change: outputs (activities for change), outcomes (results), and impacts (lasting effects). Participants learned about the necessity of strategic project planning and the importance of making informed assumptions in research.

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Thank you so much Mr Jake for the valuable knowledge you shared with us! We're so grateful for all what you have done.

The Social entrepreneurship and Innovation that Jake is currently taking us through is as fascinating as it is inspiring and motivational. It has inspired me to look pass the NGO model we are currently running and start thinking sustainability and resilience. I will definitely be applying this concept and methodologies in my work to ensure the sustainability of our organization as well as share the model with young Cameroonian undergoing our flagship empower 360 project. Thank so Much OMLA and Jake for this rich content.

Interested

Glad to taking part to this life changing training

That was the great session indeed, I was part of it.

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OMLA Fellow of the week 😇 : Victor Omale

Omale Victor is a graduate from Kogi state university , Nigeria. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Industrial chemistry.

Driven by a strong desire to make a tangible difference in the lives of others, Victor has actively sought out opportunities to contribute meaningfully to his community.

Currently, he is the manager of Bright Destiny Multi-Global Company and also serves as a Director in Grace Clan Empowerment Initiative. In this role, he collaborates with like-minded individuals and organizations to address various social, health, and environmental challenges facing his community.

As an OMLA Fellow, he will participate in the training of 50 young leaders who will create lasting solutions to common problems in his community.

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OMLA Fellow of the week 😇 : Victor Omale

Omale Victor is a graduate from Kogi state university , Nigeria. He holds a Bachelors degree in Industrial chemistry.

Driven by a strong desire to make a tangible difference in the lives of others, Victor has actively sought out opportunities to contribute meaningfully to his community.

Currently, he is the manager of Bright Destiny Multi-Global Company and also serves as a Director in Grace Clan Empowerment Initiative. In this role, he collaborates with like-minded individuals and organizations to address various social, health, and environmental challenges facing his community.

As an OMLA Fellow, he will participate in the training of 50 young leaders who will create lasting solutions to common problems in his community.

#omla #leaders #africa

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Congratulations!!!

Congratulations

Congratulations 🎉

Congratulations sir

Congratulations 🎈🎊🎈

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OMLA fellows class facilitated by Afere Lawrence Alaba on the 16th to 18th of April, 2024.

On the first day, the "OML Vision and Mission" was discussed, reflecting on African Leadership by acknowledging the pivotal role of past generations in securing independence and addressing subsequent challenges. Further, it was said that effective leadership is pivotal for national progress, using Nelson Mandela as a typical example of a leader whose revered status underscores the sacrificial essence of leadership, serving as a global emblem of selflessness and service.

On Day 2, the facilitator continued from where he stopped in the previous lecture, sharing the goal of the OMLA. He also stated the year OMLA was founded, which was the year 2021, with the goal of developing sustainable leadership through the inculcation of moral principles. He further said the mission of OMLA is to enable people to make a positive difference in their various communities through leadership and mentorship programs.

On Day 3 of the class, the facilitator talked about his journey as a social entrepreneur, shared his experience from humble beginnings to founding one of Nigeria's largest social organizations, "SPRINGBOARD". His vision for sustainable agriculture and social entrepreneurship inspires others to pursue impactful ventures.

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Together, let's bring Africa to the next level!

I'm grateful to be an OMLA Fellow of this 2024 Class of Generation 4 Leaders who will transform our continent.

It's been quite an insightful learning experience so far!

We are set to transform Africa

Exciting news! The One Million Leaders Africa Fellowship Training begins tomorrow, April 16th, 2024. We're eager to welcome our 2024 fellows and embark on the journey toward a better Africa and leadership. See you there! ... See MoreSee Less

Exciting news! The One Million Leaders Africa Fellowship Training begins tomorrow, April 16th, 2024. Were eager to welcome our 2024 fellows and embark on the journey toward a better Africa and leadership. See you there!

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Honored to be the part of OML in 2024 ❤️ From Asia

...I applied with no feedback from you to know whether I scaled through or not..

Were unsuccessful applicants communicated?

Am interested

I applied but haven't heard from you

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One Million Leaders Africa is passionate about next- generation leaders / changemakers who prioritize health and well-being for all. They understand that a thriving Africa starts with a healthy planet. By ensuring a sustainable environment, they're safeguarding the health of future generations, not just in Africa, but across the globe.

Imagine a future where clean air fills your lungs, fresh water nourishes your body, and vibrant ecosystems support a healthy planet.

Join the movement! Support One Million Leaders Africa and be part of building a healthier, more sustainable future for Africa and the world!

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One Million Leaders Africa is passionate about next- generation leaders / changemakers who prioritize health and well-being for all. They understand that a thriving Africa starts with a healthy planet. By ensuring a sustainable environment, theyre safeguarding the health of future generations, not just in Africa, but across the globe.

Imagine a future where clean air fills your lungs, fresh water nourishes your body, and vibrant ecosystems support a healthy planet.

Join the movement! Support One Million Leaders Africa and be part of building a healthier, more sustainable future for Africa and the world!

#worldhealthday

"Today, we honor the achievements of women around the globe. Your strength, resilience, and grace inspire us all. 💐💪 #IWD2024 #WomensRights #HerStory" #OMLA ... See MoreSee Less

Today, we honor the achievements of women around the globe. Your strength, resilience, and grace inspire us all. 💐💪 #IWD2024 #WomensRights #HerStory #OMLAImage attachment

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Happy international women's day Kudos OMLA

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