Today, we’re eager to launch a new approach to sharing the stories of the African Leadership network of leaders that you have supported as a Mocha Club member. Our new website launched last week, giving you access to stories of lives transformed by the ideas and work of the network’s Country Directors, Teachers, Students, and Community Developers.
When you see the new website, you might ask: “What’s the difference between Mocha Club and African Leadership?” We want to answer that for you, especially as you begin to see more about the African Leadership network that you support as a Mocha Club member.
Fifteen years ago, Mocha Club began as a way for anyone to support the men and women in Africa who were changing their communities – digging wells, teaching children, leaving women out of a life of prostitution. That work happened as a result of a network of leaders and teachers through an organization called African Leadership. So, in short, you gave up a few mochas a month to make a tangible difference in the lives of so many Africans who are now equipped to better lead their communities.
Today, this network of leaders is growing and we don’t want you to miss any of the amazing stories coming out of African Leadership. We truly believe that the way this network of leaders, teachers, students and community developers work together is the most effective and efficient way to spark change across the continent. They aren’t just teachers and preachers. They are 70,000+ elementary education teachers, trauma counselors, community builders, healthcare providers and government leaders.
Over the coming weeks, we’ll dive deep into the stories of the men and women who are part of the African Leadership network. These first-hand accounts of what’s happening today are only possible because you became a Mocha Club member, and because more and more people will become Mocha Club members in the future. So, while you still give as a Mocha Club member with just a small sacrifice out of your wallet, you’ll gain access to every new and exciting project that African Leadership is rolling out over the next few months.