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Lead and Serve

location_on Ibadan, Nigeria

Not too young to lead

Lead and Serve is an SEL approach that leverages everyday education as a tool for holistic development. Young persons learn the act of leading, by leading one-SELF before others. Leadership starts from within. Lead and Serve help learners to create a sense of responsibility as they contribute to community growth. It helps them in decision-making and capacity building.


HundrED has not validated this innovation

Anyone can submit their innovation to HundrED Open. All information on this page is provided by the innovator and has not been checked by HundrED. Innovation page has been created by Bramble Network on May 13th, 2022






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November 22nd, 2022
Some will argue that Leadership is inborn, however, in Bramble, we believe that leadership can be learned. The earlier you start to learn, the better you become at it.
Odunayo Aliu, Founder, Bramble Learning Network.

About the innovation

Why did you create this innovation?

Lead and Serve was created for young people to learn the practice of true leadership which is necessary to cultivate the value of effective leadership development for society development. It enables learners to acculturate the right and acceptable values capable of boosting their confidence as well as improving their communication skills in this changing world.

How does your innovation work in practice?

The importance of the right leaders in society cannot be overemphasized. There are factors to be considered as the negative values consistently militate against the right attitude. Presently, there are four viable positions which include: President, Vice President, General secretary doubled as Treasurer and A member who has to put in check the activities of others in the post. They are saddled with the responsibility of ensuring there are improvements in learning and project management. This has enabled them to foster teamwork and collaboration among the leaders. They keep an account and provide some materials for themselves to ensure learning becomes easier for other learners. Their leadership skills have also been improved in their ability to solve challenges related to the learners. It has appealed to their socio-emotional learning as it helps their human relation.

How has it been spreading?

Apart from the impact of the innovation on individual learners and our learning community at large. It enables young learners to also find their passion in line of leadership. The updates of our process are usually uploaded on social media and this has boosted the morale of some influential and notable persons in the society about believing in free and fair elections, especially in this part of our world where corruption is predominant. It enables society to have a better view of how democracy should be portrayed and practiced. Statistically, the innovation has increased the leadership skill of the participants from 20% to 70% both internal and external coordination with a view of spreading this innovation to assist other children in rural communities to become beneficial to this.

If I want to try it, what should I do?

Try the following steps for innovation.
1. Create awareness
2. Conduct a screening
3. Allow the participant to pitch their manifesto
4. Conduct an election
5. Review the progress monthly

For further information, send a click to hello@bramblenetwork.org

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