Our Work :: Leadership Development

The KLM program develops young leaders from deep, rural South Africa, where the legacy of apartheid remains one of the country’s greatest barriers to equal opportunity and quality education. Beyond the standard coursework required at Uplands, KLM scholars participate in a demanding leadership program focusing on building communication, teamwork and decision-making skills. As a part of their leadership development fourth year scholars participate in the Home Investment Project (HIP), during which they design and implement a service project in their home community. HIP instills a spirit of entrepreneurship, ownership and service while striving to address the needs of the scholar’s home community.