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About Dalumuzi

Dalumuzi Mhlanga is the Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Lead Us Today (www.leadustoday.org), a nonprofit organization that mobilizes Zimbabwean youth to be socially responsible citizens who directly address pressing community needs through its consolidated package of leadership training, community service and internship programs. Since its founding in May 2010, Lead Us Today has trained nearly 1,500 students who have designed and implemented dozens of community development projects including a community catering business, recycling programs and a night school for drop outs. More broadly, Dalumuzi has experience developing youth leadership programs spanning seven years during which he has started 16 service-oriented youth clubs in Zimbabwe and Swaziland that involve 400+ students at any one point. He has received widespread recognition for his work: In 2012, he was named one of “Ten Outstanding Young Persons of Zimbabwe” by Junior Chamber International, was identified as an “Emerging Global Innovator” by American Express and Ashoka and was profiled as one of the 22 most impressive students at Harvard University by Business Insider, a leading business magazine in the US. In 2011, he received the prestigious College Social Innovator Award, conferred by Forbes.com and the Harvard Social Innovation Collaborative. He is also a StartingBloc and Sandbox entrepreneurship fellow. Dalumuzi is currently pursuing a Master of Science in African Studies as a Rhodes Scholar at the University of Oxford and holds a Bachelors degree in Social Studies from Harvard University.

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