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
  • Entrepreneurship  
  • Workforce development


Our Vision 

 GLLI aims to catalyse economic growth in  Africa's youth through innovation in  education and future labour market skills                  



 Our mission  

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


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, Honorary Board member

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 Sisipo Tandeka Ndzamela

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Board member 

M. Pharm, Nelson Mandela University


Mapule Maema

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Board member

Programme Leader 

Legal resources centre

Mr Travis Rejman

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Advisor

Founding Executive Director

Goldin Institute, Chicago - USA

Dr Nathalie Kangami

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Psychiatrist 

Board member

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  

Ms Sharon Ries

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Advisor 

Strategic planning & Fundraising Consultant, Johannesburg

Mr Muhammad Akram

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Advisor

 Research Associate, Eastern Mennonite University , USA

Mr Dieudonne Allo

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Founder & CEO

Strategic planning & Management specialist

Mr Jimmie Briggs

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Advisor

Journalist & Educationist, USA

Mr Emmanuel Anyimadu

IT Trainer 
IT Engineer, Educator

IT Trainer 

IT Engineer, Educator

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Global Leading Light Initiatives

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

Tel: 0475314433 Fax: +27 86 403 6436 Email: academy@globalleadinglight.org

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