Upsurge Global

Raising Young Leaders Providing Local and Global Solutions

Upsurge Leadership Foundation (Upsurge Global) is a youth-led nonprofit organization that was established in October 2013 with a commitment to raising young value-driven African leaders. At Upsurge, we understand that our youth have the potential for impact and so we equip them with the right knowledge and skills to set them up to positively impact their individual communities and the continent at large.



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Lives Impacted Directly


Mission and Vision

Why Do We Want To improve the world?

Our Mission

To be a community of young, value-driven and competent leaders committed to good governance and national development.

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Our Vision

To raise new cadre of young value-driven African leaders who are equipped with the right knowledge and skills to help them solve challenges that arise on their journey to greatness.

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What we do

Our variety of programs on leadership and community development:

Royal Leadership Fellowship (RLF)

This is a 2-day intensive mentorship program that seeks to train talented and skill-driven young people who have shown passion to building a better Africa and are willing to give back to their communities with their skills, talents, and resources.

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National Leadership Summit (NLS)

This is a summit designed for high school and university students as an approach to addressing leadership challenges in the country. There are keynote speeches, panel discussions, presentations, competitions, networking, and more.

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Aliu Empowerment Program (AEP)

The AEP is a program that provides deserving high achieving but low-income students with full or close to full tuition, resources to help them thrive at school, and trainings on community development to enable them give back to their community.

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Regal Tech Academy (RTA)

This is a Tech Academy where we provide our students with quality and affordable training in various digital skills. With our strong teaching model and fantastic trainers, we are able to train our students to use their skills to stay on top of the economy.

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School Outreaches

Through our school outreaches, we provide students with empowering sessions ranging from leadership, creative writing, to problem solving skills, our goal being to help students in the area of design thinking.

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Idea for Change Competition

In these competitions, we call out for submissions of innovative and sustainable ideas that address various issues in our society, especially relating to health and youth empowerment.

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Online Leadership Trainings

These are leadership training sessions where we invite experts in various fields to speak to our community members on important issues and topics. These topics range from leadership development to goal setting, risk management, and more.

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Upsurge Global TV

This is a medium where we tell the stories of young change makers in our immediate community.

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Our Past Partners and Sponsors

Some Of Our Partners