YALI RLC-SA/Trevor Noah Foundation Education Changemakers Programme 2021 [Cohort 2]

YALI RLC-SA/Trevor Noah Foundation Education Changemakers Programme 2021 [Cohort 2]

Deadline: March 26, 2021

Applications are open for the YALI RLC-SA/Trevor Noah Foundation Education Changemakers Programme 2021. The Young African Leaders Initiative Regional Leadership Center Southern Africa (YALI RLC-SA) and the Trevor Noah Foundation have partnered to invest in a new generation of young African champions for education quality.

Programme implementation will be completed in two phases:

  • Four weeks of intensive classroom training focused on foundation leadership skills and the application of business and public institution management tools for the education sector and
  • Six months of post-graduation coaching and mentoring. The programme will also include site visits and live case studies using highly interactive methodologies.


  • Successful applicants will be provided round-trip transportation to the program, lodging, meals, and course materials. All other costs will be at the participant’s expense.


  • Open to young leaders between the ages of 18-35;
  • Demonstrated commitment to positively impact their communities, countries, and the African continent;
  • Involvement and/or experience in the Education sector;
  • Nationals of Angola, Botswana, Comoros, Lesotho, Malawi, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Eswatini, Zambia and Zimbabwe;
  • Ability to commit to a four-week residential training program;
  • English language proficiency.

The program encourages applications from:

  • Young African Leaders in the education sector i.e. principals, teachers, education enterprises or nonprofits, and policymakers.
  • Rural based and economically disadvantaged young leaders.
  • Young leaders with disabilities.
  • People who are HIV positive or living with AIDS.
  • Individuals that represent and advocate for the rights of LGBTI communities across the region.
  • Other minority groups.


There is no fee to apply for or participate in the programme. The training is residential and requires a commitment to attend all sessions in person at the Regional Leadership Center in Midrand, South Africa.

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For more information, visit YALI RLC-SA/Trevor Noah Foundation.