Founder's Story

Enock Nkulanga

Driven by the desire to bring about transformative change, Enock founded LeadMinds Africa to provide a platform to the young people in Africa so that they can live to their full potential and contribute towards an African continent they want to live in.

Enock was recognized by President Barack Obama in 2018 for his work. For the last 8 years, Enock Nkulanga has been involved in work that unlocks young people’s potential and creates thriving communities in Africa. He has worked in Rwanda and Uganda and travelled widely within Africa gaining a broader perspective about the challenges that young people and underserved communities deal with.

My passion is about transforming Africa by developing a critical mass of a new breed of leaders who are accountable, ethical and serve others inspired by their character values and as an outcome of their own personal transformation.

"I was born in the 1990s when Uganda had just come out of a long guerilla war that destroyed the economy. But I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to go to school and receive an education which sparked curiosity within me."

Enock holds a degree in development studies from Makerere University. He served as a Global Youth Ambassador at TheirWorld, a global charity advocating for children’s rights to education. He is also an alumnus of the Mandela Institute for Development Studies. In 2018, he was selected as an Obama Leader in Africa by the Obama Foundation. He has also been selected as one of the young leaders for the African Presidential Leadership Program at the National Training Academy, Egypt. In 2018, he was selected as one of the participants at the National Student Leadership Forum, Washington, DC.

"My passion is about transforming Africa by developing a critical mass of a new breed of leaders who are accountable, ethical and serve others inspired by their character values and as an outcome of their own personal transformation. Education in Uganda does not give the opportunity to young people to gain leadership based skills and mentorship so that they can be empowered to live to their full potential and have the tools and skills to be at the forefront of bringing about change they desire to see in their countries. 15 million young people in Ugandan schools alone grapple with very many deep questions about their life."

"After my graduation, I started working in Rwanda directly with high school students in the areas of leadership development and mentorship. This gave me an opportunity to understand better the questions are asking and life issues that young people are dealing with."

"This is what really set me on a path to find more ways to support young people on the African continent so that in turn they can be at the forefront of bringing about change in Africa and their communities."