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Who We Are - C-Life

C-Life stands for Christian Life. We are an African-led, non-profit Christian organization. We exist to develop the next generation of African servant leaders, spiritually and professionally for the marketplace in Africa. Cameroon is the first African country we serve.

C-Life’s mission is to build integrity and professional excellence in Cameroon-Africa by developing young God-fearing servant leaders. Our strategy is to provide community based biblical discipleship and professional training to young aspiring nation builders, to unleash their potential for greater career competency and community transformation through the eyes of a biblical worldview.

Our History

C-Life was founded by Sheila Etonga in 2014 after her internship experience in South Sudan. This exposure allowed her to wrestle with the gnawing question of “How do you make a difference in Africa?” How do you affect lasting socio-economic development in a context of corruption, religious fanaticism and tribal conflicts?  After many months of deliberation, the answer seemed clear but not easy. How do you make a difference in Africa? You develop leaders-servant leaders. Developing servant leaders is not easy, it takes time and intentionality. That is why C-life has chosen a community style approach of leadership development because of our conviction that life change happens more effectively in the context of community. The C-Life approach to leadership development will cater to the spiritual and professional needs of most aspiring young community leaders. This training approach uses formal and informal growth opportunities to unleash the potential of the next generation of African young adults to be servant leaders. C-Life believes that training servant leaders who fear God and can be accountable to those they serve, will be the answer to fixing the highly corrupt and unstable economies which plague many African countries. C-Life begins this journey in Cameroon, joining others in the region that are on the same journey of making a difference in Africa.

Our Vision-Where we are going

Empower African servant leaders to a lifestyle of transforming their communities with integrity and professional excellence, for God’s glory.

Our Mission-Why we are on this journey

To build integrity and professional excellence in Cameroon-Africa by developing young godly servant leaders.

Our Goals-How we know if we are getting close

We administer our mission through the lens of three goals: (The “3E’s”)

  1. To be an Example in the greater community of servant leadership in action
    1. To provide excellent service to the young leaders we serve and create a culture of asking for their feedback about our service.
    2. Be an advocate for the success of our young leaders in and out of the program
  2. To Equip our young leaders to live out Christian values in their professional and personal lives.
    1. Offer structured discipleship training.
    2. Provide unstructured events to promote character, motivate creativity and innovation.
    3. Provide an environment where young leaders will be involved in small community groups that spur them to love and good deeds and also offer accountability and deep-rooted relationships that enhance spiritual growth.
  3. To Empower our young leaders to become real assets to their employers and their communities by building and enhancing their professional skills.
    1. Be an advocate for the success of our young leaders professionally and spiritually, by offering opportunities for creation or securing of jobs.
    2. To train young leaders to be assets for employers and successful business owners.
    3. To direct our young leaders into community enriching services in order to build a character of giving back to their community, expecting no personal gain.
    4. To motivate and inspire our young leaders to be social entrepreneurs who do not only look at the bottom line of profits, but also seek to empower their employees and improve their communities.

Our Strategy-What kind of route we will take to get there 

Life change happens most effectively in community that is why C-Life takes a lifestyle leadership development approach, which happens, in a residential living community. It involves:(Our strategy rollout will be done in phases)

  1. Providing a space for training with an emphasis on practical application. Training will be characterized by activity, interaction and group time to provide opportunity for mutual peer edification and accountability to implement the training received.
  2. Providing a community training center where formal interactive equipping trainings will occur, in our three focus areas of Christian discipleship, servant leadership and career development. Career development will focus on strong computer literacy, web-based technology skills and entrepreneurship
  3. Providing residential living for a fee, to university students or young professionals who have been invited in the C-Life Leadership Resident program. This program’s goal is to equip and empower residents spiritually and professionally. C-Life will create an inspiring and secure residential community and expose residents to Christian role models in the business/professional world and in the Church.
  4. Extending our training to work places, schools and other centers of learning to enhance their independent goals while at the same time promoting the vision of C-Life.

Our Expected Outcomes-What success looks like

Young professional leaders, who lead by serving first, give back to their communities, share power, fight against corruption and other injustice through their example, stimulate biblical living and promote a the culture of entrepreneurship, technology and innovation.

OUR BHAG (Big hairy audacious goal)

A Cameroon where corruption is the exception and not the norm among her young leaders.

What We Do