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Programme Boosts African Entrepreneurship

Educational facilities in Africa are being given a jump-start to improve literacy and support the change-makers of tomorrow. Cameroon-born Madelle Kangha teamed up with her partner, Nigerian social entrepreneur Omotola Akinsola, to offer an alternative to the lacklustre, insulated learning environments widely available. Together they decided not to simply build another school house but to co-found Jumpstart Academy Africa. The academy partners with existing schools in Cameroon and Nigeria to create improved learning environments, equipping young people with the skills that will make them assets for any work environment in the 21st century. Using a student-based and interactive approach to learning, the Academy’s curriculum cultivates critical thinking, ethical leadership, an entrepreneurial approach to problem solving and civic engagement, helping hundreds of young people between 14 and 18 become valued contributors to the job market.

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