We are so proud of Kidogo’s Chief Operations Superhero, Sheela Bowler, who has been selected by the World Forum Foundation as one of this year’s Global Leaders for Young Children.

The Global Leaders for Young Children program at the World Forum Foundation seeks to identify and develop the next generation of early childhood leaders throughout the world. Since its inception in 2004, nearly 200 emerging leaders from 61 countries have participated, with many graduates currently playing major roles in shaping the early childhood policies and practices in their countries and regions. Global Leaders engage in a two year program, during which time they develop and implement action-oriented projects in their own communities aimed at improving the lives of young children. A carefully designed curriculum helps participants develop leadership capacity and effective advocacy skills, and gain a deeper understanding of early childhood research, practice and global issues. Through participation in three face-to-face meetings as well as ongoing communication, Global Leaders develop a strong network of regional and international peers.

Sheela will join an elite group of early childhood leaders and practitioners from around the world to engage in a process of learning, networking and advocacy for young children. We couldn’t be more proud of her!