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Online Diaspora Volunteers for Charities in Africa

by Shabaka Social Enterprise

Summary

The Wakandans came to the realization that hoarding resources from those they can help is wrong. In their case that was vibranium; for you, the African diaspora, the precious resource is your knowledge, skills, and energy. Shabaka will seek to mobilise the pan-African diaspora to support local and national initiatives aimed at improving the lives of those living in Africa. We will initially focus on 10 organisations based in Sudan, Ethiopia, and Somalia.

$7,071
total goal
$6,893
remaining
1
month

Challenge

Despite being frontline service providers and essential lifeline for communities affected by poverty or/and 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 don't have the right skills sets available to them, or cannot afford to hire staff.

Solution

At Shabaka we want to support local NGO organisations by harnessing existing resources; the skills and knowledge of the diaspora, without costing the earth. Online volunteering removes barriers such as significant travel costs, and ensure all those, including marginalised groups such as persons with disabilities can participate.

Long-Term Impact

The aim of our project is to start with supporting 10 organisations, and 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, Development & Humanitarian Reson

Organization Information

Shabaka Social Enterprise

Location: London - United Kingdom
Website: https:/​/​www.shabaka.org
Project Leader:
Bashair Ahmed
London, United Kingdom
Donations: $174 raised ($4,175 needed)
 
Donors: 2 (40 needed)
 
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