The core objective of the Kellogg Southern Africa Leadership (KSAL) program is to create a cadre of dynamic young leaders throughout Southern Africa by providing educational financial assistance, training and support in leadership development, and community service opportunities. More than 250 KSAL fellows have participated in the program, which operates in seven countries: Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Swaziland and Zimbabwe. The program promotes leadership that is values based, ethical, democratic and committed to people-centered development.
The KSAL program supports five different types of academic programs, the most fundamental being the Study Grants Fellowship Program for undergraduate, masters and doctoral fellows studying predominantly in Southern Africa in disciplines ranging from entrepreneurship to dairy science. The Dissertation Awards Program supports completion of masters and doctoral research by graduate students in critical subjects such as food production and resource management. The Regional Enhancement, Advocacy and Professional Program (REAP) invests in senior-level female government leaders, furthering their leadership through graduate-level research and related activities in areas such as poverty alleviation. PRAXIS provides community experience to professionals and the Tutu Awards recognize community leaders and invest in new community development ideas.
FHI 360 staff facilitate leadership development for fellows through skills building and training activities. Staff also support community service activities by developing “plough-back opportunities,” wherein fellows bring new capacity and development to their home regions and thereby reinvest in the community. In addition, staff administer full scholarships to attend academic institutions, as well as financial assistance in the form of tuition, stipends and allowances.