CHANGING Ugandan Lives through Entrepreneurship

by IDEA4Africa, Ltd Vetted since 2017 Top Ranked Effective Nonprofit

Summary

IDEA4Africa is looking to establish Entrepreneurship Clubs in Uganda giving students and young adults the skills they need to be successful when there aren't enough good jobs for the exploding population. Our sustainable model of training teachers to run Entrepreneurship Clubs, providing youths with the resources they need is changing the lives of young Rwandans and now Ugandans as well!

$10,986
total raised
67
donors
0
monthly donors
8
months

Challenge

The problem is clear. Uganda, like many Sub-Saharan African countries, confronts unemployment and underemployment, made more acute by an ongoing population explosion. Many of the population earns less than $2.00 a day. Teachers need to be trained, and supported, in the entrepreneurial mindset that is going to change the way they think about, and teach, entrepreneurship and leadership skills. And students need to acquire the skills to have the earning power they are capable of.

Solution

IDEA4Africa is changing the paradigm that exists today by educating, mentoring and supporting students, teachers and young entrepreneurs who will continue to lead the economic transformation of their country. We are empowering the youth of Uganda with the entrepreneurial and leadership skills to become job creators and not just job seekers, and to become leaders themselves.

Long-Term Impact

We're impacting change by transferring our methodology and unique curriculum to high school teachers and other key actors throughout the country who have the reach and influence with the next generation of Ugandans. Approximately 5,000 students have directly benefited from our programs thus far. And over 100,000 people nationwide in Rwanda have benefited from our projects.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

https:/​/​www.idea4africa.org
IDEA4Africa Video
Annual Report 2016

Organization Information

IDEA4Africa, Ltd

Location: Norton, MA - USA
Website: https:/​/​www.idea4africa.org
Project Leader:
Sarah Schwartz
Norton, MA United States

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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