Project LIT (Leaders in Training) is designed for student leaders in senior secondary and tertiary institutions. Class prefects, school prefects, students’ union leaders and leadership of faculties, departments and religious bodies are our target group. Using participation, we take the leaders through a curriculum designed to stretch their thoughts on leadership in order to see the big picture of democratic leadership. We review their current activities; compare the ideal with societal expectations and openings for democratic leadership. We believe that they have in their own capacity emerged as leaders because of the potential they carry and if taught 21st century leadership skills and nuances of governance, they would be in roles of influence much later to reflect and champion positive changes in the country.