The Young & Emerging Leaders Project (YELP) 2018An Update

The 2018 YELP fellows attended their second, of three, seminar from the 6th to 8th July, that was held at Victoria Forest Resort, Kalangala.

The seminar was be centered on defining, achieving and managing success. The fellows explored these topics through reflection on a range of selected readings, and discussions with the LeO Africa Institute faculty, as well as guest speakers from our partners, Stanbic Bank. The readings covered aspects of success in the personal, financial and leadership spheres.

Class of 2017 YELP Experience


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YELP 2018 Graduation Weekend

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