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 school   

Our focus areas

  • STEAMED Education
  • Development of technical skills
  • Entrepreneurship development
  • Leadership development 

Our Vision

To  catalyze grassroots economic growth  in disadvantaged communities in Africa by enabling 1,000,000 young people in Africa access decent jobs and creating better living conditions for themselves and their communities. 

Our mission

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

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


Advisory Board member 

Associate Dean at University of Arizona, Author

Mrs Ntombomzi N. Thabede (AKA Tobo)


Member of Advisory Board 

Life coach at Talk to Tobo, Director Cindi

Mr Luvuyo David Wopula


Board member

Lecturer at Walter Sisulu University

Ms Sisipo Tandeka Ndzamela


 M. Pharm, Nelson Mandela University

Advisory member (Youth Development)

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Mr Thembinkosi Dyeyi


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

Tel: +27 47 531 0308
Mobile: +27 812 647 144
Fax: +27 86 403 6436
Email: allo@globalleadinglight.org


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09:00 – 17:00