Ready to inspire – the new cohort of SCU Young Leaders

April 5, 2024

In a world where youth empowerment is paramount, Street Child United (SCU) stands out with its transformative Young Leader Programme (YLP). This 16-month initiative is not just a course but a journey of personal growth, community impact, and entrepreneurial spirit. Let’s delve into the core components of this empowering program and its profound impact on the lives of its participants.

Empowering tomorrow's leaders

Supporting Growth and Leadership:

At the heart of the Young Leader Programme is a commitment to nurturing the potential of young individuals to become leaders in their communities. The program provides comprehensive support for personal, educational, financial, and professional growth. Through a structured curriculum, participants develop essential skills such as emotional intelligence, public speaking, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy. These skills not only prepare them for leadership roles but also empower them to be effective advocates for street-connected children, a cause close to SCU’s mission.

A Journey of Transformation:

The program is divided into distinct stages, each designed to facilitate a different aspect of growth and development. The English Language Course lays the foundation for effective communication, ensuring that all participants are equipped with essential language skills. The Core Programme dives deeper into leadership qualities and entrepreneurial mindset, preparing participants to embark on their own ventures. Workshops provide exposure to diverse fields and perspectives, while mentorship offers personalised guidance and support tailored to each participant’s needs.

A key highlight of the program is the emphasis on community engagement and social impact. Participants are encouraged to develop their own community projects or businesses, supported by mentors and affiliated NGOs. These projects not only address local needs but also serve as a testament to the participants’ leadership and entrepreneurial abilities. By pitching for funding and collaborating with stakeholders, young leaders learn the importance of resourcefulness, collaboration, and resilience in driving positive change.

Empowering Voices, Changing Lives:

Through the Young Leader Programme, Street Child United is not just shaping individuals; it’s shaping communities and societies. By empowering young leaders with the skills, confidence, and opportunities they need to succeed, SCU is creating a ripple effect of positive change that extends far beyond the duration of the program. These empowered young leaders are not just the leaders of tomorrow; they are the change-makers of today, driving towards a more inclusive, just, and compassionate world for all.

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