Global Leading Light Initiatives
The Global Leading Light Initiatives (GLLI) is a registered Non-profit and PBO section 18A organisation, established in 2014 in South Africa to raise a new generation of leaders with abilities to fight inequalities and poverty in their communities. We do this by creating opportunities and social networks for youths to access good quality education, develop good leadership and entrepreneurship skills to ultimately access the labour market.
DLLI is in search of an implementation partner to collaborate in having an office in Gauteng.
This office will also serve the purpose of fundraising, developing and coordinating national and international partnerships recruiting youths nationally for the Global fellowship in July 2018 and implementing our LLW clubs in communities in Gauteng
Since our establishment in 2014 we have been operating at grassroots level in Mthatha in the Eastern Cape, but also executing small projects in Cato Manor and Gaborone (Botswana). Please visit our website for more information on our work: www.globalleadinglight.org. Despite our impressive international network and significant contribution to social change in communities around Mthatha, our ability to expand our work has been very limited due to lack of resources. As part of its action plan in its 2018-2023 strategic plan, the board has decided to establish GLLI’s headquarters in Gauteng to reach out to communities nationally, to mobilise its national and national fundraising network.
A big motivation to our desire to establish in Gauteng is the fact that the pilot of our Leading Light Global exchange programme, which is part of our international fellowship initiated by GLLI, the University of Arizona and Prototype Entity in the USA will be launched in South Africa in July 2018. This international fellowship aims to support youth leaders in the USA and South Africa to be better prepared to take on leadership roles in our global societies. More information on this exchange can also be found in the proposal attached. The cohort from South Africa will be recruited from a cross-section of the whole of South Africa. To successfully host this prestigious international programme, we therefore need to position ourselves geographically as a national organisation.
Due to our lack of financial resources, we are therefore in search of an implementation partner to collaborate in having an office in Gauteng. This office will also serve the purpose of fundraising, developing and coordinating national and international partnerships recruiting youths nationally for the Global fellowship in July 2018 and implementing our LLW clubs in communities in Gauteng. Some of our goals for 2018/2019 in Gauteng are:
- To recruit and train volunteers to start two youth clubs (LLW clubs)
- Work with our partner universities to complete the youth leadership manual
- Initiate and lead two community-based leadership club (LLW two clubs)
- Coordinate the LLW fellowship in Gauteng
- Work with our global team from the USA to plan logistics for the upcoming Global Fellowship Program in South Africa
- Recruit 30 global fellows from a cross-section of the country into the global fellowship
- Host the 60 Global fellows, (30 from the USA and 30 from South Africa) and staff from USA and South Africa in July for two weeks.
- Facilitate Global fellowship curriculum
- Host a cohort of 30 students from the USA in July 2018
- Raise funds nationally and internationally to sustain our project
The ideal partner should have the capacity to assist GLLI source funding to help our organisation rent and operate an office in Gauteng (or share office space)
We are specifically looking for a partner who can be an NGO, a Consultancy, corporate entity or fundraiser, volunteer who:
- Shares in our passion for, and commitment to disrupting the intergenerational cycle of poverty through youth education, leadership and entrepreneurship development.
- Has strong relationships with potential donors, government and/or can secure funding for our projects in Gauteng and nationally.
- Has strong relationships with universities
- Has office space to share with GLLI and possibly source funding for one or two office staff for at least 6 months.
- Has a strong track record of implementation success
We are open to a mutually beneficial collaboration. We will discuss ways of mutually benefiting from the partnership, but here are a few suggestions:
- Sharing our networks (schools, community groups, youth clubs, universities, international partners)
- Administrative charges incurred in fundraising will be paid to you
- Jointly recruiting South African fellows nationally into the Leading Light Global Fellowship.
- Some of your staff members may be recruited to facilitate some modules in the Leading Light Global fellowship in July.
- Any other areas of collaboration agreed upon
For more about Global Leading Light Initiatives, refer to www.globalleadinglight.org
To view other opportunities, refer to www.ngopulse.org/group/home-page/other-opportunities.