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The Ngazi Project

projects inschoolNgazi (Swahili for ‘stepping stones to knowledge’) is a brand new project we are offering to schools. It’s a 14-week in–school Leadership and Personal Development programme which aims to provide boys with the tools to become confident individuals able to overcome present and potential problems. Delivered over two sessions per week - a 45 minute group session, followed by one to one mentoring sessions for each boy - the Ngazi Project encourages children to:

  • Unlock their potential
  • Be successful learners
  • Develop an awareness of their own behaviour
  • Develop and employ appropriate coping strategies
  • Recognise opportunities
  • Be responsible young citizens, able to hold their own in all environments


Project Content

Day 1. In small groups of 4-6, the boys take part in activities based on the leadership training at the Saturday Academy; subjects range from ‘respect’ to the ‘art of peacemaking’. (30 – 45mins)
Day 2. Each boy gets 20 minute one-to-one mentoring when he gets the opportunity to discuss any personal matters or talk about things that came up in the group session


One-to-one mentoring support

For Young Leaders whose parents or school have requested additional support, SYLA can provide a leadership instructor to give on the spot help in the classroom. Our leadership instructor will visit regularly to monitor and keep a track of a boy’s academic targets and check on their behaviour and attitude during class.

Southside Young Leaders' Academy


54 Camberwell Road
London, SE5 0EW
020 7701 9055

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