Support 10 Charities in Africa with Volunteers

by Shabaka Social Enterprise Vetted since 2018
Support 10 Charities in Africa with Volunteers

Summary

The Wakandans came to the realisation that hoarding resources from those they can help is wrong. In their case that was vibranium; for you, the African diaspora. According to the World Bank the diaspora sent more than $38 Billion Dollars to Africa in 2017, but the diaspora most precious resource is their knowledge, skills & energy. As a new project Shabaka seeks to mobilise the diaspora to support 10 local organisations to improve their communities, initially focus on Sudan, Ethiopia & Somalia.

$7,071
total goal
$5,460
remaining
9
donors
0
monthly donors
7
months

Challenge

Despite being frontline service providers and essential support for communities affected by poverty or humanitarian crises, many local organisations in African countries face a shortage of qualified people. Often referred to as 'brain drain', local organisations and civil society often do not have the right skills sets available to them or cannot afford to hire staff.

Solution

At Shabaka we are passionate about supporting local organisations by harnessing existing technologies and the skills and knowledge of the diaspora without costing the earth. We aim to harness existing technology and platforms to enable for online volunteering removes barriers such as significant travel costs, and ensure everyone in the diaspora, including persons with disabilities can also contribute their skills and knowledge.

Long-Term Impact

The aim of our project is to start with supporting 10 organisations utilising existing technology to connect them to online diaspora volunteers. As we grow, we aim to support more organisations so they can continue their vital work of making a positive impact for communities in Africa, and beyond.

Resources

https:/​/​www.shabaka.org
Shabaka Diaspora Volunteer Roster
Article: Diaspora Mobilise to Support Local Groups
Report: Diaspora, Dev & Humanitarian Response

Organization Information

Shabaka Social Enterprise

Location: London - United Kingdom
Website: https:/​/​www.shabaka.org
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @shabaka_org
Project Leader:
Bashair Ahmed
London, United Kingdom
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