IGNITE Youth Organisation is a non-profit organisation and thus we depend upon the generous gifts and donations from organisations, companies, churches and individuals to continue the work we are doing with young people. We accept both monetary and in-kind gifts and donations. You can send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with details about your gift and donation, and the Program you want to support.
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For in-kind gifts, we can always use:
- good quality used clothes for babies/children/teenagers/young adults (male and female)
- items of sports equipment (deflated footballs, volleyballs, cricket bats, football shirts)
- toiletries for young women (soap, deodorant, body lotion, sanitary towels, toothbrushes)
- items of office stationary (paper, pens, exercise books/notebooks, staplers, computers, chairs, desks)
- items of band equipment (mics, cables, speakers, music instruments)
Thank you very much! We look forward to receiving your email! Your gift and donation will go a long way in helping us reach more youth, and impact more communities and societies.
IGNITE YOUTH ORGANISATION FOUNDER SELECTED FOR MANDELA WASHINGTON FeLLOWSHIP
IGNITE Youth Organisation Founder selected as Mandela Washington Fellow
June 31, 2018
IGNITE Youth Organisation is delighted to announce that it’s Founder has been awarded the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, the flagship program of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI). Tadziripa Madzima has been placed in an academic residency at the University of Texas at Austin, where she will spend six weeks at a business and entrepreneurship institute prepared by the university.
Madzima was selected for the fellowship based on her work with Reach for Change since 2014, especially in training and coaching social entrepreneurs in communication skills as part of the organization’s incubator and accelerator programs. Madzima also founded the Zimbabwean-based Ignite Youth Organization, that helps young people aged mostly between 13 to 30 to realize their full potential by developing, mentoring and equipping them to become influential leaders in their local communities, countries and the world at large, unleashing the creative and innovative power of young people to shape development.
“I believe more can be done to enable young people to thrive. Through the work I am doing with Ignite Youth Organisation, we are able to provide young African leaders with avenues where they can easily access the training, resources, and skills they need to position them better for success. In addition we help them create impactful projects, enabling them to become young changemakers in their communities.”
Madzima has been placed in the business and entrepreneurship track of YALI to strengthen technical and leadership skills in areas such as social entrepreneurship, marketing, organizational development, corporate social responsibility, and much more. The Business and Entrepreneurship Institute will focus on developing skills while examining the development, history, challenges and successes of US enterprises and social enterprises.
Madzima said she was thrilled to learn she had been honoured with the fellowship and looks forward to the learning experience and making new connections with other Africans in her cohort and experienced business leaders through the institute.
“I’m particularly motivated to take what I am learning at the institute, and through the entire fellowship experience, back home with me,” Madzima said. “I look forward to applying what I’m learning to my work with young people in Ignite Youth Organization.”
After the six-week fellowship, Madzima will attend the final YALI event in Washington D.C.: a three-day summit where she will have the opportunity to meet with US leaders in business, government and non-profit sectors.
The Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, launched in 2014, is the flagship program of President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) that seeks to invest in the next generation of African leaders through academic coursework, leadership training and networking. The program provides practical experience and mentorship in the fields of public management, civic leadership and business and entrepreneurship to young African leaders in 49 countries across sub-Saharan Africa.
In 2018, the Fellowship will provide 700 outstanding young leaders from Sub-Saharan Africa with the opportunity to hone their skills at academic institutions in the United States and will provide them with support for professional development after they return home.