Leadership and Management Programme

A large number of children’s NPOs in South Africa have had to downscale and many hundreds have closed in recent years. In response to the need for leadership and sustainability in the NPO sector, we developed a leadership programme called Young Leaders for Children. It has a significant, positive impact on services to children.

The Young Leaders for Children programme is for young leaders driving change in the children’s sector. This national, year-long programme empowers emerging non-profit leaders to provide sustainable programmes to children. The programme consists of training, practical exercises and inspiring talks with a thread of leadership throughout all activities. Each participant is supported by a coach who sets individual goals with each participant and who guides them in achieving these goals. Bringing the young leaders together creates a powerful network of support for them. They encourage and support one another and they drive each other to make a sustainable and measurable difference in the lives of children. We believe in the power of young people to bring about change!

Hear what some of our past participants have to say about our ‘Young Leaders for Children Programme’!
Young Leader Jessica, 2018/2019 participant
“This programme is a great investment in the future of South Africa, especially the NPO sector. The children of South Africa will be in good hands in years to come.”

                  – 2018/2019 participant

Young Leader Mario, 2018/2019 participant

To find out more about these programmes please contact our Western Cape Operations Manager, Ms Jessica Blom on +27 21 683 2420 or jblom@cecd.org.za

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