Who we are


Global Leading Light Initiatives (GLLI) is a registered Non-Profit Organisation established in 2015 upon a strong believe that collective prosperity can be achieved in Africa through innovative grassroots initiatives

GLLI puts communities' resources at the centre their economic development. 

Our Vision

Thriving, just and prosperous African communities

Our mission


Catalyzing grassroots economic growth by leveraging on the youth's creative potential and resilience. We equip youths and families with future-proof skills increase their job prospects and inspire entrepreneurship

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Our team

Ms Ningi Sibisi

Chairperson of the Board,  

Lecturer at University of South Africa

Dr Nathalie M. Kangami

Dr Nathalie Mbenda Kangami

Secretary of the Board


Mr Luvuyo David Wopula

Board member

Lecturer at Walter Sisulu University

Mrs Zakiyya Ismail


Convener,  Learning Reimagined 

Dr Augustine Niba

Deputy Chairperson of the Board

Senior Lecturer at Walter Sisulu University

Mrs Ntombomzi N. Thabede (AKA Tobo)

Member of Advisory Board 

Life coach at Talk to Tobo, Director Cindi

Ms Sisipo Tandeka Ndzamela

M. Pharm, Nelson Mandela University

Advisory member (Youth Development)

Teresa Graham Brett, JD

Advisory Board member 

Associate Dean at University of Arizona, Author

Ms Nokubonga Bacela

Parent Educator

Mr Dieudonne Allo

Chief Executive Officer

Social Innovation Fellow at Starting Bloc Institute 

Mr Thembinkosi Dyeyi

Board member

Lecturer at Walter Sisulu University