About Us

Driving student innovation

Powering youth employment

Who we are

What is GLLI?

Global Leading Light Initiatives (GLLI) is a registered Non-Profit driven by a strong believe that collective prosperity can be achieved in Africa by providing youths with future-proof skills

          Why we exist 

As automation and Information and Communications Technologies continue to disrupt the labour market, many jobs are at risk of disappearing. This would increase unemployment, resulting in  poverty and anchor inequalities in Africa.  

Graduate unemployment in South Africa is on the rise, while there is a skill shortage in fields such as software development, web development, network and information security web (www.advtech.co.za)

GLLI seeks to disrupt the cycle of poverty in disadvantaged communities  by addressing this skills gap right from

Our focus areas

  • STEAMED Education
  • Workforce development
  • Entrepreneurship development
  • Leadership development 

Our Vision


To catalyze economic growth in disadvantaged communities in Africa by enabling one million young people to access decent jobs and create better living conditions for themselves, their families and communities. 

Our mission

To provide future-proof skills and platforms to support the development and nurturing of young innovative leaders in Africa.  

We aim to create a pool of Tech entrepreneurs, engineers, leaders and professionals who will provide innovative solutions to the challenges their communities face.    

Our team

Ms Ningi Sibisi


Chairperson of the Board,  

Lecturer at University of South Africa

Dr Augustine Niba


 Deputy Chairperson of the Board

Senior Lecturer at Walter Sisulu University

Mrs Zakiyya Ismail


Treasurer of the Board

Convener,  Learning Reimagined 

Dr Nathalie M. Kangami


Secretary of the Board


Teresa Graham Brett, JD


Member of Advisory Committee

Teresa Graham Brett (J.D.)

Assistant Vice Provost for Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement 

Mrs Ntombomzi N. Thabede (AKA Tobo)


Member of Advisory Committee

Life coach at Talk to Tobo, Author, Social Entrepreneur & community leader

Mr Emmanual Anyimadu


ICT Specialist in Education 

IT engineer 

Ms Sisipo Tandeka Ndzamela


Advisory Committee member (Youth Development)

M. Pharm, Nelson Mandela University

Mr Thembinkosi Dyeyi


Board member

Lecturer at Walter Sisulu University

Mr Dieudonne Allo


Chief Executive Officer

Mr Luvuyo David Wopula


Board member

Lecturer at Walter Sisulu University

Ms Nokubonga Bacela



Contact Us

Drop us a line!

Global Leading Light Initiatives

28 second Avenue, Norwood Mthatha, 5099 Eastern Cape, South Africa

Mobile: +27 812 647 144 Fax: +27 86 403 6436 Email: allo@globalleadinglight.org


Open today

09:00 – 17:00