Dalumuzi Mhlanga


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Name: Dalumuzi Mhlanga
Organization: Lead Us Today
Website: http://www.leadustoday.org
Title: Founder & CEO
Dalumuzi Mhlanga is the Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Lead Us Today, a nonprofit organization that mobilizes Zimbabwean youth to be socially responsible citizens who directly address pressing community needs through its consolidated package of leadership training, community service and internship programs. An undergraduate at Harvard University, he has recently served as a Teaching Assistant for the premier leadership class for graduate students at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Dalumuzi has experience developing youth leadership programs spanning five years during which he has started 16 service-oriented youth clubs in Zimbabwe and Swaziland that involve 400 students. He has also designed and delivered tailored leadership training programs to over 800 young people aged between 10 and 25 in Bhutan, Swaziland, the United States of America and Zimbabwe. As such, Dalumuzi has developed a crisp understanding of the peculiarities of youth development work across national and socio-cultural boundaries. Moreover, as a Social Studies major at Harvard, he has refined the philosophical underpinnings of his work in enhancing youth leadership and social responsibility. Dalumuzi is a StartingBloc Fellow, a member of the Sandbox network and won the 2011 College Social Innovator Award offered by the Common Good column in Forbes.com and the Harvard Social Innovation Collaborative.

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Lead Us Today (LUT) is a Zimbabwean registered non-profit organization whose mission is to inspire, mobilize and empower young Zimbabweans to work together beyond socioeconomic barriers and lead community development efforts. LUT provides leadership training to high school students who mobilize the wider community and engage them in community development projects that address shared problematic realities. LUT also works directly with communities to establish social businesses that generate income for local entrepreneurs and build students' skills in setting up their own enterprises.