In August of 2015, Educate a Child in Africa (ECA) organized and hosted the maiden edition of its “Lead Africa Initiative”. The Lead Africa or Change Maker Initiative is a capacity building package that is geared towards changing the mindset of graduates from higher educational institutions. The fundamental goal is to make them agents of change in their communities, especially in the field of education.
Graduates and interns from the University of Buea, Cameroon, were beneficiaries of this initiative that spanned for five days. This batch of trainees was principally drawn from the Department of Sociology and Anthropology and the Department Women and Gender Studies.
The graduates, who were ten in number, were trained on the importance of volunteering for change and personal re-branding. They were also drilled on project writing, project management and social entrepreneurship. At the end of the program, Educate a Child in Africa handed certificates of participation to all the participants. They were integrated into the organization to be part of Educate a Child in Africa’s community outreach programs.