OMLA Fellowship Program
OMLA Fellows are Trained in
- Leadership for a better future
- Social innovation and social entrepreneurship
IDEALLY, WE ARE LOOKING FOR…
Young people who want to be part of the OMLA movement of 1 million young Africans that will guide Africa to a better future by 2030.
How We Choose OMLA Fellows
Who have an undying passion to transform Africa – meaning that in everything you do you act with the OMLA core values:
Our One Million Leaders will embody the commitment:
I AM SET to change Africa for our future generations.
You have led a social change project (note: environmental angle also possible) – that is for a sustained period, you have:
- Recognized a social problem in your community.
- Explored the social problem to understand its root causes and come up with a solution.
- Developed a team and worked with them to create a plan for solving the problem
- Created a social project with a solution that birthed meaningful and measurable change in the society. Please understand that a successful social project does not have to be big in terms of size or impact.
- Has confidence and can mobilize, bond with, and build relationships with young people.
- Can communicate clearly and engagingly with young people.
- Has a track record of empowering and inspiring other young people to become leaders themselves.
- Recruit, train, and mentor (using the OMLA Fellow's Manual) 50 young people in your region for 9 months.
- Coordinate the social projects to be started and run by these young people, also process and manage mini-grants allocated to the OMLA Stars.
- Work with other OMLA fellows from across the continent to implement OMLA activities.
- Can successfully manage multiple projects, prioritizing and paying attention to detail.
- Be creative, flexible, and open to change.
- Be comfortable with doing your work online as well: for example, you will have to register your OMLA Stars on the OMLA portal and upload several assignments.
- Under 40 years of age
- Based in Africa
- Fluent in English.
- Have the habit of reading and be committed to it; should be able to read and give an assessment of at least 3 out of six recommended books within nine (9) months.
- Have reliable access to a fast and stable internet connection.
- Able to commit at least one year as an OMLA Fellow (This is not a full-time commitment. You can do this fellowship while you stay on your job).
- Able to travel.