Preparing African Youth for the Future of Work

When I met President Barack Obama in Toronto in January 2020, we talked about the future of work that will be powered by the creativity of young people, learning new skills that could help them build teams that will be vital in the future full of job automation and online opportunities. 

Every year for my birthday (June 9th) I operate an initiative to foster African youth development. This year particularly, my birthday is falling in the middle of a global pandemic and I noticed the disparity of opportunities for youth.

The global pandemic has pushed us to work from home and normalized remote working and online opportunities in western countries.
The impact of COVID19 is leaving unequal access to opportunity, connectivity, and technology. 

What does it mean for Africa?

By 2030, young Africans are expected to make up 42 percent of the world’s youth and account for 75 percent of those under age 35 in Africa. With such a large population of young people, supportive  programs on inclusive youth development are critical now more than ever.  

Target:


Phase 1 ( Campaign #1)

- Central Africa
           Douala, Cameroon
- West Africa:
          Bamako, Mali
          Port-Harcourt, Nigeria

The idea 

I want to empower and uplift the youth in Africa who do not have access to the resources (connectivity, power, jobs)and tools we have in Canada or elsewhere. With your help, I want to make an impactful change for the youth and to enrich their minds with the multiple online  learning programs available at AfricaHacks .

This is the impact I want to start for my birthday and this campaign will be open for the next months.

The plan 

The idea is to empower the minds of our youth in Africa by providing them with:
- Computer (connectivity)
- Data ( to be able to connect the device)
- Solar energy ( to charge the connectivity devices)

The initiative

This initiative will be empowered by AfricaHacks whose vision is to be the platform that accelerates Africa’s technology creativity so that any young African can use technology/new skills to make their lives, that of their family or the world better.

We know how Technology is such a powerful tool of connection and resource to address and prepare us for the future of work.

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Execution

The funds will be distributed through AfricaHacks under their StartUp Creation program , which will allow the targeted youth to access computers, data and solar energy to power their dreams and build sustainable businesses .

Big challenges in Africa mean big opportunities. A large youth population with high potential in the middle of a global pandemic is an opportunity to grow entrepreneurs and empowering them with tools, resource technology resources
to create their own opportunity ( start-up) and be their own changes.  

Update
I will provide updates to all the donors under this campaign via an exclusive newsletter.
Thank you very much for donating to this meaningful campaign.

Notes
All sources of donations are welcomed and encouraged. Help us accelerate the path to success for the youth in Africa today. Kindly share with Friends of Africa or anyone who will be interested in powering dreams while keeping social distancing.


Merci 

Christine Dikongué

Donations

  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 1 d
  • Sandra Nono 
    • $50 
    • 13 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 15 d
  • Olivia Labonte 
    • $100 
    • 18 d
  • Faith Ganda 
    • $30 
    • 19 d
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Organizer

Christine Dikongue 
Organizer
Downtown Toronto, ON
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