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

  • Digital Education
  • Youth Entrepreneurship 
  • Entrepreneurial leadership
  • Workforce development



 Our Vision 

 GLLI works to catalyse economic growth in African communities by investing  in its children and youth.  


 Our mission  

   To provide 21st century skills, tools, space and support to young people in Africa to transform their gifts (light), knowledge and creativity into products and services to foster individual and collective prosperity.   

  



Our goal is to one million young people in Africa to access decent jobs and create better living conditions for themselves and their communities.

Our team

Ms Ningi Sibisi

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Chairperson of the Board,  

Lecturer at University of South Africa

Mr Thembinkosi Dyeyi

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 Deputy Chairperson of the Board

Lecturer at Walter Sisulu University

Mrs Zakiyya Ismail

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Treasurer of the Board

Convener,  Learning Reimagined 

Mr David Wopula

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Board Member

Lecturer, Walter Sisulu University

Teresa Graham Brett, JD

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Co-founder

Teresa Graham Brett (J.D.)

Assistant Vice Provost for Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement 

Mrs Ntombomzi N. Thabede (AKA Tobo)

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 Advisor

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

Ms Sharon Ries

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Advisor  

Strategic Planning & fundraising Consultant, Johannesburg 


Ms Sisipo Tandeka Ndzamela

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Board member 

M. Pharm, Nelson Mandela University

Mr Travis Rejman

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Advisor

Founding Executive Director

Goldin Institute, Chicago - USA

Mr Dieudonne Allo

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Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Strategic planning and  Operational Management specialist  

Mrs Cynthia Austin

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Advisor

Award winning social justice Activist

 Founder of Shyne San Diego , USA

Mr Lewis John Mhlanga

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Advisor 

Chartered Accountant

Managing Director at Dawn Group Accountants & Business Advisors  

Dr. Nathalie Kangami

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Board Member 

Psychiatrist, Mauritius Island 

Mr Muhammad Akram

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Advisor

Research Associate, Eastern Mennonite University

  Highly experienced Researcher and M&E Specialist who has worked with many initiatives funded by USAID, DFID, UNICEF, Norwegian Church Aid in the USA, Pakistan & Nigeria


Mr Emmanuel Anyimadu

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Specialist ICT Trainer 

IT Engineer with over 10 years of ICT tutoring and teaching 

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Global Leading Light Initiatives

50 Leeds Road, Norwood, Mthatha, Eastern Cape, South Africa

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

Hours

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09:00 – 17:00