MLOVE Fellowship Program 2024-25 for Young Leaders (Startup fee Available)

Applications for the MLOVE Fellowship Program 2024-25 are now Open. The  Mwangi Mukami Leaders of Openness, Virtue & Empathy (MLOVE) Fellowship Program, welcomes applications from young leaders to kick-start a journey of impact and growth.

MLOVE Fellowship Program 2024-25 for Young Leaders
MLOVE Fellowship Program 2024-25 for Young Leaders

Instituted in 2017 as the Summer Leaders’ Summit & Retreat, MLOVE has evolved into a premier, multidisciplinary, and multicultural fellowship designed for under-resourced, high-impacting, and high-potential NextGen leaders.

The MLOVE Fellowship Program is a 12-month leadership program that provides young leaders with a unique and vulnerable space to be human, establishing collaboration and partnerships with fellow participants.

MLOVE Fellowship Program – Details

MLOVE welcomes ten (10) Fellows annually, urging them to envision their place on a global stage. Leveraging MLIFE’s vast global network, resources, and expertise, participants are empowered to realize their education, career, and entrepreneurship goals with a profound impact on the world.

MLOVE Fellows are not left to navigate this journey alone. They receive a financial stipend, invaluable mentorship and coaching, and a toolkit equipped with the essential tools needed to ideate, define, and execute strategies that give them a distinct advantage.

The program is not confined to virtual interactions; it demands a physical presence. Participants will participate in 15 days of required in-person events, including a 2-day orientation, 3 weekend community retreats, and a 2-day reunion a year after the program concludes.

Benefits of participating in the MLOVE Fellowship Program

  • MLOVE Fellows will have access to six 1:1 coaching sessions and attend three “The Future is Human” Leadership Retreats.
  • Bi-Weekly Mentorship Sessions
  • Participants receive a stipend each month for the entire year of experience. Additionally, winners of the MLIFE Fellows Hackathon may secure a minimum startup fee of kshs.100,000.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Age and Leadership Potential: The MLOVE Fellowship Program is open to individuals aged 21-35
  • Applicants must demonstrate leadership skills or the potential for growth in both for-profit and non-profit organizations.
  • Applicants are expected to demonstrate a commitment to learning about intersectionality and inclusion
  • Interpersonal Skills is a key criterion for selection, Candidates must display remarkable interpersonal skills in writing, speaking, or collaborating with others.
  • English Language Fluency: This encompasses reading, writing, and speaking, ensuring effective communication throughout the program.
  • Applicants must submit three recommendation letters from family, community, academia, and professional spheres.

How to Apply

Applications for the MLOVE Fellowship Program are open annually from January 1 through March 31. Applicants should note that no applications are accepted after the March 31 deadline.

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For more information about the MLOVE Fellowship Program, visit the official website at

Program Schedule

  • Orientation/Launch: July 31 – August 1: The program commences with a collective gathering of MLOVE Fellows. Both current and alumni, to share expectations and experiences, setting the tone for the transformative year ahead.
  • Quarters Defined: August-July: The 12-month program is divided into four quarters. Each focuses on a specific theme: Communication, Entrepreneurship, Leadership, and Fundraising.

 Application Deadline

March 31, 2024.



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