As an organization, Ifarada: Centre for Excellence prides itself on developing leadership programs for youth, adults, and elders. We strongly believe that leadership qualities are within all of us. While not all of us will become presidents and prime ministers, many of us will make choices in our lives that defines us, our identity, our histories, and our journey. All of us will make decisions about the future of our journey making us LEADERS of our own life. We support each other’s journey, and we have developed unique, African-centric and Indigenous-inspired tools to enhance your leadership skills.
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Building strong leaders focus on addressing areas such as: connection with past, building foundation, creating balance, and building strength and resiliency. Ifarada focuses on building resilience.
Our programs are offered in both individualized and group format for youth to adults. Most of our programs are affordable, accessible, and tailored to the needs of the participants.
Leadership Programs are individualized programs which may include mentorship, life coaching and counselling to support individual growth, healing, education and awareness. See below for details on our types of leadership programs.
Group programs that meet the needs of our community
Leadership builds strong communities. Through the development of strong leadership with African-inspired leaders with a history and understanding or anti-oppression, anti-Black racism and a passion to support our youth’s development.
Mzee- Elder to Youth Program. We utilize our elders (60+) as one of our strong leaders to mentor young people and provide leadership to those who have not been exposed to elder-support.
Supporting African and Black business owners. We work with African-inspired professionals, business people and crafts people to connect with youth seeking employment and legitimate earning power. This will support youth who are gang affiliated to seek alternative ways to earn financial resources to support their families.
Leadership through life coaching counselling. We use a holistic counselling and consulting approach to identify and support healthy mental wellness and awareness. Our strong counsellors are well grounded in alternate therapies which support African-communities such as art, music, drumming, dance, spoken word and more.
Literature articles & Thoughts on Leadership
Aging is an extraordinary process where you become the person you always should have been” David Bowie Sometimes, the person who made a mark on your life when you were younger is a grandparent, an auntie, an uncle, or an older mentor. For me, it was all of those. My grandmother Ethel was the first […]
Leadership through life coaching counselling. We use a holistic counselling and consulting approach to identify and support healthy mental wellness and awareness. Our strong counsellors are well grounded in alternate therapies which support African-communities such as art, music, drumming, dance, spoken word and more. Define your own futures… Not all of us had our future career […]
We are proud to announce our inaugural group for young males is starting this September 2019. Our male-focused leadership program is designed to support males aged 9 to 13 and 14 to 21 develop essential skills for success, including emotional intelligence, anger management, leadership, mentoring, sports engagement and physical development, and life-skill development. Designed for […]