Episode #8

Episode #8 – How to Use Templates & Ambassador Programs to Grow your Community with Haneefah Abdurrahman Lekki

Thriving Community Show Ep8

Haneefah Abdurrahman Lekki is best known as a tech community builder, passionate about the improvement of tech communities in Africa. She is the Programs and Community Manager at Ingressive for Good, a nonprofit organization with the mission to create and increase the earning power of African youth through tech training and resources for the growth of the African startup ecosystems.

She currently manages the Ingressive for Good student Community of over 55,000 students. As well as the Ambassador program which has grown to over 100 Ambassadors across Nigeria and Ghana. Because of this work at Ingressive for Good she won the 2022 CMX Community Professional of the year award.

She recently started a Community for Community Builders in Africa. The first of its kind. It’s called Community for Africa.

In this podcast, Haneefah and I talk about:

  • The process of building the Ambassador program and the values that guided this process
  • What platforms work best and are used the most by the community members
  • How the Ingressive for Good Community has grown exponentially over just two years and Haneefah’s plans to expand further
  • How all meetings and events are kept branded under the Ingressive for Good umbrella, using guidelines and playbooks
  • What the benefits are for Ingressive for Good community members and the support they receive to further their education and professional life
  • Who can join the Ingressive for Good Community
  • How seasonality (eg. holiday season, exam season) affects the activities within the community
  • What Haneefah’s tactics are for boosting engagement
Philippa Gillstrom
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