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Economic Empowerment Leadership

Economic Empowerment Leadership

   George Banda
   9 September 2019


Dr. John C Maxwell’s definition of a leader is an individual who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way. This is exactly what we hope to see in each of our Economic Empowerment (EE) students. Our EE program has been blossoming continually, but recently it has been bearing some remarkable fruit.

Several of our EE candidates from Mafutseni CarePoint have become vessels of change in their community. Jesus said in John 15:5, “I am the Vine; you are the branches. The one who remains in Me and I in him bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing.”

Seven fellow schoolmates from the local high school where our EE students attend developed a personal interest in monitoring our students’ conduct and general character, especially after teachers started using our students as examples of model pupils with good behavior, moral integrity, and hard work. These schoolmates approached our students and asked them what their secret was. 

Our students’ simple response was “EE”. They then asked our students to explain more about the EE program. Instead of simply explaining the program, our students went a step further and invited them to the next EE class.

After attending the EE class, the guest schoolmates requested to be added to the program. We found these students were a suitable fit and are proud to say all seven have now joined our EE program and are thriving at the Mafutseni CarePoint.

We believe that because of dedicated ‘Cup champions, EE is effecting radical change and true, positive, transformational leadership. This change is not only evident in these individuals, but also in their schools and communities as a whole. 


George Banda is a native of Eswatini who has been working for Children’s Cup officially since early 2019. He had the privilege of being raised in two countries, Eswatini and Zambia. His first interaction with Cup took place in December 2019 when he had the opportunity to serve as a volunteer during Christmas parties.

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