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Developing a new generation of African leaders


Our Strategy

We use a Christ-centred approach to develop, connect, and equip emerging and executive leaders who have the passion and vision to transform their institutions, organizations, and communities across Africa.


Our Story

  Kurumbuka Leadership Solutions brings a bold new vision to a work that began organically seven years ago. Our founders developed the Abundant Leadership Institute (ALI) as part of The Wellspring Foundation for Education. ALI was led by a respected and experienced Rwandan community leader, Phocas Ngendahayo. Each year ALI carefully selected 20 to 25 educational leaders from four countries (Rwanda, Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Uganda) who had a compelling vision to transform their school communities. ALI came alongside these leaders and trained them to expand their vision, develop strategy, build a team, multiply impact, and mobilize community assets.

As ALI grew and gained a broader vision, it was clear that it needed to be birthed under a separate entity with a mandate focused entirely on developing and empowering African leaders. Kurumbuka is now the new home of the Abundant Leadership Institute, and we are developing additional programs that will empower leaders, connect influencers, and multiply solutions so 10,000 African leaders can realize their dreams by 2030.

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Our Name

The word Kurumbuka (Koo-room-boo-kuh) in Kinyarwanda means “to multiply.” Its original context is agricultural and refers to planting seeds and producing a harvest. We have adopted it to describe the exciting process that takes place when a local leader brings a compelling vision to reality and multiplies it by training others to do the same. It also represents the organic spread of a great idea from one African community to another.

Abundant Leadership Institute

The Abundant Leadership Institute (ALI) is a one-year leadership certificate for Africa’s most promising Christian leaders. 

Abundant Leadership is the act of serving a community by helping create a shared vision and using the gifts and abilities of everyone to accomplish that vision.  For an Abundant Leader, motivation and credibility do not come from title or position, but rather from a deep love and passion for their community
and a desire to see positive change that will benefit all members.

ALI is comprised of 7 courses delivered over the course of one year.

- Abundant Leadership Foundations
- Asset-Based Community Development
- Biblical Worldview and Values
- Empowering Leadership
- Team Leadership
- Strategic Planning
- Leadership Principles and Practices