The Sundoulous African Leadership Training (SALT) is a leadership development program that aims to build leaders who will discern the redemptive purpose of God for their communities. The program that was launched in Uganda in December 2006 targets leaders in the public arena as well as those who have the prospect and potentials for rising to leadership positions in our nation. Sundoulous (Greek) means fellow servants of the same Lord as used in Matthew 18:28. It is a program designed to train, raise, encourage and improve servant leaders for our nation at all levels of public life.
The SALT programme was born out of a word that the Lord spoke in August 1997 to Barrister Emeka Nwankpa, the Coordinator of Intercessors for Africa to which Intercessors for Uganda is affiliated. During a period of prayer in Addis Ababa, two days before the Africa Prayer Convocation organised by Tom Hess of Jerusalem House of Prayer for All Nations started, the Lord told him,
You and your friends have prayed for Africa for twenty-one years, but you have problems that prayer alone cannot solve. The foundations of your nations were not laid with the Scriptures and you do not have servant leaders in government. The leaders you have do not know how to apply biblical dynamics to governance. As he pondered what to do with this word, he received an instruction, You need to train them.
The programme, which operates under the auspices of Intercessors for Uganda, currently partners with Development Associates International, an organisation dedicated to raising servant leaders worldwide for the Kingdom of God.
The servant leadership model exemplified by the Lord Jesus Christ is the central organizing paradigm for the program, which has since 2007, graduated 5 classes and has Alumni of over 584 students at the end of 5 years.