AYLF is a collaborative initiative that brings together University Students, Student Leaders, and alumni from both public and private Universities, for mentorship, training, networking, and capacity building. We seek to advance values and principles that promote transformational and servant leadership.
A transformed leadership culture in Africa.
Our aim is to be a movement of friends to nurture a new breed of leaders in Africa, based on the leadership qualities, values, and principles of Jesus of Nazareth as exemplified by some of history’s greatest statesmen and women.
- 1. Leadership
- 2. Friendship
- 3. Jesus
Our Core Values
- Love – We maintain a Jesus-centered culture of unconditional love, among ourselves and our neighbors, appreciating our diversity (religious, political, racial, etc) and viewing all as equally created in the image of God.
- Integrity – We focus on a value-centered wholesomeness of individual character in both our private and public lives as a foundation for trust and confidence in our community and organization.
- Friendship – We place a priority on relationships among staff and beneficiaries, realizing that our higher purpose, the spiritual life, can only be lived out through our relationships with each other.
- Excellence – We commit to excellence in professional and organizational terms, being strategic in our learning and growth, being transparent in our dealings and decision-making, and striking a balance between formality and informality in our work so as to not lose sight of the bigger picture at hand.
- Work is done simply in the name of Jesus under the auspices of a national leadership drawn from business, industry, politics, academia, and religion. It’s not done under the name of any particular organization or religious group.
- The work relates to all people regardless of their religious affiliation - Christian, Muslim, and others.
- The work is anchored in the Values, Principles, Precepts, and the Person of Jesus.
- The work flows out of and is based on long-term committed relationships among those involved.
Numbers Reached and Impacted
- Directly – 700 students weekly.
- Indirectly – 3,500 students – Each student reaching out to another 5 per annum
Leadership Development Programs
- Directly – 60-80 student Leaders are Engaged & Trained Annually.
- Indirectly – Approximately 250,000 Students – Represents about 50% of the approximate number of students in Kenyan Universities.