Issue #251 *November 2022

International Institute For Global Leadership
Issue #251 *November 2022
Asheville, NC USA




Lifelong Learning; Why do We Need It?
Charles Kabera (Rwanda)




Guest Editorial

Our world is changing around us in such a frantic pace that if we do not continue to grow and develop; we will soon be left behind. In the 21st century, we all need to be lifelong learners (LLL). We need to continually keep our skills sharp and up to date so that we have an edge in all we do. Of course, we all have a natural desire to learn for adapting to change, enriching and fulfilling our lives. Lifelong learning (LLL) covers the whole range of learning that includes: formal, informal and non-formal learning. It also includes the skills, knowledge, attitudes and behaviors that people acquire in their day-to-day experiences. LLL is the continuous building of skills and knowledge throughout the life of an individual. Nowadays, there is a draw more than ever to LLL to stay young and stay sharp mentality. It is important to note that LLL can take on many different forms and does not have to be what we think of when we think of the traditional learning classroom environment. One thing cannot be disputed though; LLL is something we should all be participating in, having an obligation to ourselves to continue learning throughout the whole of our lives. The following are some keys and powerful benefits for LLL:
LLL Sharpens the mind: As getting older, continuous learning helps to keep the mind sharp and improve memory. It is a known fact that learning in general has beneficial effects on the brain. Research has shown that people with more education are less likely to have dementia in old age.
LLL increases the wisdom: LLL enables lifelong learners to put their lives in perspective. It increases their understanding of previous successes and failures and helps them to understand themselves better. They more fully develop the wisdom that can come with later life.
LLL keeps us involved as active contributors to society. Lifelong learners take part in educational programs and offer expertise to society through meaningful community involvement. Lifelong learners are not a strain on society, they are an incredible asset.
LLL helps fully develop natural abilities. We all have innate natural abilities. Once we’re no longer working fulltime, we have the opportunity to fully explore and develop these abilities. In the 21st century, we all need to be lifelong learners. Our world is changing around us in such a frantic pace that if we do not continue to grow and develop; we will soon be left behind. We need to continually keep our skills sharp and up to date so that we have an edge in all we do.
LLL makes the world a better place. Through the community service aspect of LLL, older learners can give back to their communities and to the world. Lifelong learners spend 30, 40 or more years interacting with the world, what they have learned during that time can be translated into real value for the betterment of society. Their wisdom, insight, it’s all of tangible benefit to the world around them.
LLL helps us adapt to change. Society is in a state of constant flux. LLL enables us to keep up with society’s changes especially the technological ones. A learning environment with our peers not only makes it possible to stay abreast of change, it also makes it fun.
LLL helps us find meaning in our lives. Sometimes it’s difficult looking back on our lives, but LLL gives us the benefit of real perspective and enables us to find true meaning in the hills and valleys of our past.
LLL leads to an enriching life of self-fulfillment. Through academic learning, educational adventure and our renewed sense of volunteerism, we expand our awareness, embrace self-fulfillment and truly create an exciting multi-dimensional life.

(Charles is an IIGL graduate and the Board Treasurer).
What Others Are Saying

Andras Nevai, Director
The Nevai Foundation

As Director of a Charity founded in the 1950’s, I’d love to share with
all of you why one of our all-time favorite organizations to support is The
International Institute for Global Leadership, or IIGL. The why of our giving here for over 15 years is very simple. Our policy is to water and feed that “tree” which has shown over many seasons its ability to bear both abundant fruit and quality fruit.

You may judge IIGL very quickly by its fruits which consists of dozens
and dozens of young Leaders/Entrepreneurs/Farmers/Teachers-Trainers/
Community Organizers/Inventors; to name just a few who have made a huge
difference in their communities, their regions and many of them, in their
entire countries. These are the World Leaders of Tomorrow and an impressive
number now entering the world stage are Graduates of IIGL.

Two examples: Felix Iziomoh (Nigeria) Author/Trainer of Youths/Consultant/
Leader and Lawrence Afere (Nigeria) Farmer/Teacher/Entrepreneur/Leader, founder of Springboard. So in demand are these two Graduates of IIGL that Felix is now
Presenting in Japan and Lawrence has been invited to Europe for the second
time in two months to describe his hyper-successful SpringBoard Farms.

I highly recommend to anyone seeking to create a better future on this Planet
to take a look at supporting the excellent work of IIGL!

(This was a testimonial shared on the website! Andras is a long time IIGL Contributor and Mentor).

What are Students are Reading

Good Leaders Ask Great Questions (Ebook)
In this book John Maxwell shows how asking questions can change your life, teaching why questions are so important, what questions you should ask yourself as a leader, and what questions you should be asking your team. Maxwell also opened the floodgates and invited people from around the world to ask him any leadership question. He answers seventy of them; the best of the best including:
What are the top skills required to lead people through difficult times?
How do I get started in leadership?
How do I motivate an unmotivated person?
How can I succeed working under poor leadership?
When is the right time for a successful leader to move on to a new position?
How do you move people into your inner circle?

Students/Graduates In Action

Book Launch Set for November 26th!
Congratulations to IIGL graduate Harriett Opondo (Uganda) who recently announced the book launch for her recently published book; “When you are Settling Down?” The book is about how to embrace singlehood and cultivate purpose as a Christian woman. Hattie is a professional certified Counselor specializing in working with children and their primary caregivers. She earned her PhD from the University of North Texas in Counseling.

Valuable Resources for Personal & Planetary Transformation

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IIGL Named to the 2022 List of Great Nonprofits for 10th Consecutive Year!
IIGL recently received notice that we have been approved on the Great Nonprofits list again in 2022 thanks to student and contributor testimonials! Thank you for your help! Here’s the message from them:
“Congratulations! INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR GLOBAL LEADERSHIP INC has earned a spot on the 2022 Top Rated List! Your community has shared their inspiring stories about your work. We congratulate you on all of your accomplishments. You’ll be featured on our site, our 2022 Top-Rated List, and distributed to media and corporate foundations. The official 2022 Top-Rated List will be announced after October 31.”
To review what has been written or add a testimonial, visit here:
Select The International Institute For Global Leadership on!
Just a reminder that each time you shop, at no cost to you on, a portion of your purchase can be donated to IIGL. When you shop at, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to IIGL! Share this link: and ask your family, employees, and friends to bookmark this link so all their eligible shopping will benefit the International Institute For Global Leadership Inc. Disbursements are made to IIGL on a quarterly basis from Amazon.

IIGL Book Sales Continue…
The IIGL Board of Directors shared that the IIGL book, “Creating Your Path Through Leadership” book sales continue to provide a Royalty payment to IIGL each month. It has also helped new potential donors understand more about IIGL! The book is available both on Kindle and in Paperback on! Check it out! Here’s the link:…

Meet Our New Students

There were 5 new student this month

Mohammed M Sannoh (Liberia)
I am from Liberia, West coast of Africa. I was born October 20, 2003. I started my education at the aged of 3 and I graduated from secondary school just recently 2022.I started my volunteer in the past three years and I have passion to develop leadership skills.

Stephen Okot (Uganda)
I am a Ugandan by nationality, an Acholi by tribe, from northern Uganda. I am visionary and focused young man who strive to bring out the of myself to the benefits of everyone. I love discipline, integrity, justice and compassion. I am self motivated and results oriented person. I desire to see everyone in the society achieve their unique life dreams and live to the fullest.

Julius Charles (USA)
I am a single father of 2 daughters. Served in the USN I am searching everyday for a higher purpose and how I can be of service to others and leading them into a better future after I am gone. I would like to leave a legacy for my daughters but at the same time leave my mark on this world and the people I meet in a positive spiritual way.

Kyle Hemauer (USA)
I am a 41 year old white male born in Wisconsin USA to two parents and an older 2 year old brother. Our family unit was tight-knit with no abuse or trauma from within. We moved several times before settling in the piedmont of North Carolina where I completed elementary, middle, and high school. I was always a top performer in school, well behaved and loved by my teachers. My trauma came in the form of a rare skin condition which was visually obvious to others and came with constant questions of “what’s wrong with you” and I began to believe that something was inherently wrong with me.

Maura McMillan (USA)
I am STORY and my birth name is Maura. I am on a spiritual path during this life time I had my awakening more than 12 years ago. I awakened to the knowing that I am Here on this beautiful Earth as a volunteer to assist with the consciousness shift and the Shift to New Earth.

Nicholas Yates (USA)
Well Hi, my name is Nicky. My real name is Nicholas Yates. I’m 23 years old now.
I guess I will start at the beginning. I was born in the city of Raleigh in the state of North Carolina in the United States on planet Earth. I grew up as the youngest of 4 with an exciting, dramatic and suiting family. A relatively healthy family. My childhood was one with lots of imagination and curiosity. My parents worked and worked to provide for me and my family. My grandmother’s raised me in many ways and we became very close.
To view complete profiles, Click Here
Student Progress
We had 12 students from 5 countries complete a total of 18 books in October. These students were from Ethiopia, Liberia, Nigeria, Uganda and the USA.

Gebreegziabher Fana Kinfe (Ethiopia)
* Maximum Achievement
Mohammed Sannoh (Liberia)
* As a Man Thinketh
* Jonathan Livingston Seagull
Egbuchunam Ngozika Amuche (Nigeria)
* Awaken the Giant Within
Chinonso Ericson Judith (Nigeria)
* Maximum Achievement
Michael Kelechi (Nigeria)
* Good Leaders ask Great Questions
Adebayo Christianah Kemi (Nigeria)
* Maximum Achievement
Okot Stephen (Uganda)
* As a Man Thinketh
* Jonathan Livingston Seagull
Antionette Carter (USA)
* Goal Mapping
Julius Charles (USA)
* As a Man Thinketh
* Jonathan Livingston Seagull
Kyle Hemauer (USA)
* As a Man Thinketh
* Jonathan Livingston Seagull
Maura McMillan (USA)
* As a Man Thinketh
* Jonathan Livingston Seagull
Nicholas Yates (USA)
* As a Man Thinketh
* Jonathan Livingston Seagull

The following students completed one Level or more of Study this month
Gebreegziabher Fana Kinfe (Ethiopia) completed Level One
Adebayo Christianah Kemi (Nigeria) completed Level One
New Enrollments
1 enrolled in October
18 enrolled in 2022
Book Assessments
18 in October
107 in 2022
Books Shipped
0 in October
16 in 2022
Cost of Books
$0 in October
$365.97 in 2022

You Make It Possible
We extend a special thanks to the following individuals and/or organizations who contributed to IIGL last month. Your ongoing support makes this work possible.

Deb Silver (Israel)
Lynne Murguia (USA/AZ) In Blessed Memory
John Hornecker (USA/NC)
Michael Lightweaver (USA/NC)
Kathleen Oweegon (USA/OR)
Judith Royer (USA/SC)
Deb Rosen (USA/WI)
Patrice Zorn (USA/WI)

Make A Difference
Dream Team 22
Please join Dream Team 22 as our goal is to have 22 people contributing $22 per month. We understand that money is energy and that to sustain and build IIGL we need a lot of people pouring their energy into this endeavor on a regular basis. We also know that not everyone can afford to commit $22 a month – especially our students, who live in countries with economies in which this amount can be equal to a weeks’ salary. So we are offering two options for those who wish to become a part of the Dream Team. One can commit to a $22 a month contribution or to spending 22 seconds each day holding the vision of IIGL becoming financially sustainable by the end of 2021!

Please join the Dream Team and help us create an energetic foundation to support the transformational work of IIGL! You can really make a difference in the world by making a modest contribution of time or money. To make the $22 a month commitment or a one time donation, click the link below. To become a member of the Dream Team 22 by committing 22 second a day to help us hold the vision, contact Deb for details:

Checks on US banks, payable to the International Institute For Global Leadership, can be mailed to IIGL, 11537 N. Lake Shore Drive, Mequon, WI 53092 USA. Contributions may also be made by credit card by clicking the link below. Contributions are tax deductible under the 501 (c) 3 tax code of the United States Internal Revenue Service.

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