ABOUT

AFRICA YOUTH LEADERSHIP FORUM

…NURTURING A NEW BREED OF AFRICAN LEADERS….

AYLF is a collaborative initiative by a group of friends in Africa. We recognize that the principles and leadership example of Jesus of Nazareth provide a model that aspiring leaders from all nations and creeds can emulate. Central to His message is reconciliation and personal integrity through transformed minds and hearts – issues of critical importance in Africa today.
Affiliated to the National Prayer Breakfast Movement World wide The purpose of the prayer breakfast is: To give our Nations the spiritual strength which is available to those who will ask for it, to renew and strengthen those bonds of brotherhood with the faithful across our continent and around the world, and to give us the opportunity to ask God’s guidance as well as express our gratitude for that which He has given us. People of all nations, creeds and political views recognize Jesus’ transcendent universal message to a divided world. Central to His message is reconciliation through transformed hearts and mind. Today in many nations prayer breakfast fellowship groups composed of people in Leadership and at all levels of society are gathering regularly to pray for the world, their nations and each others in the spirit of Jesus of Nazareth. AYLF operates under the auspices of the national leaders who are part of this national prayer.

Mission 

To be a movement of friends and nurture a new breed of African leaders basing on the leadership qualities, values, principles of Jesus of Nazareth as exemplified by some of history’s  greatest statesmen & women: Such as Julius Nyerere, Gandhi, Mandela, ML King, Wilberforce, Nkrumah, Anwar Sadat, Mother Tereza and others of their kind.

 Vision: 

At the heart of AYLF is the dream that African Leaders would know how to speak the truth without being sectarian or religiously divisive, see people without labels or stereo-types , loving each other and those they lead  while serving with integrity.

Aims and Objectives:

  1. To foster reconciliation, friendship and unity among Young African Leaders across all the existing racial, religious and tribal divides.
  2. To promote and support a servant leadership model for African leaders.
  3. To further the principles and emulate the Leadership qualities of Jesus of Nazareth.
  4. To highlight and emulate successful African and world leaders who have championed unity and reconciliation.
  5. To engage in activities that will foster socio-political and economic development of Africa.
  6. To facilitate learning and sharing on common interests such as: leadership skills, public speaking, debate, mobilizing people and resources, influencing public policy.
  7. To provide opportunities where young leaders can be mentored by current leaders (in politics, business, religious, academics and other professionals) as well as by senior leaders who have left active public work.

Philosophy

  1. The work is not done under the name of any particular organization or religious group but simply in the name of Jesus of Nazareth under the auspices of the National leadership.
  2. The work relates to all people regardless of their religious affiliation – Christian, Muslim and others.
  3. The values and methods being followed are referenced to the Values, Character Qualities, Principles, Precepts and the Person of Jesus.
  4. The work flows out of and is based on long term committed relationships among those involved.