To mature into capable leaders of institutions and communities, young leaders need experience, education and access to networks. Umsizi connects talented leaders with new colleagues and mentors while providing financial assistance for a range of leadership development opportunities. Since 2005, Umsizi founders have supported young leaders in the following ways:

  • Strategic advice on organizational development
  • Stipends to assume internships at non-governmental organizations
  • Introductions to partners, funders, mentors and employers
  • Career guidance including resume and interview skills training
  • Individual scholarships for higher education specifically linked to a leadership plan
  • Funding for entrepreneurial ventures
  • Conference participation funds to expand young leaders networks and knowledge

Umsizi's young leaders are nominated by Umsizi partners.