Youth employment is a priority issue for all African countries. Every year millions of young Africans enter the job market. Many countries’ conditions for entrepreneurship a significant opportunity to improve. Young people need training, coaching, networking, and, most of all, financial support. CorpsAfrica Volunteers and alumni are recognized for their commitment to community development, leadership, and social entrepreneurship in Morocco, Senegal, Malawi, Rwanda, Ghana, and Kenya. The service experience of CorpsAfrica Volunteers creates an entrepreneurial ecosystem conducive to developing start-ups and innovative projects which the Entrepreneurship Incubator program for alumni can then enhance.
The Entrepreneurship Incubator is a fully funded program of the Alumni Association providing high-level business training and seed funding to CorpsAfrica alumni. The program leverages the impact of CorpsAfrica service into important, long-lasting jobs that bring social good and substantive, bottom-line value to communities across Africa. All alumni-owned or co-owned ventures are welcome to apply to the program.
Distributed as seed funding for alumni-led ventures
Alumni-led ventures supported
Goals of entrepreneurship Incubator
Support the entrepreneurial mindset of CorpsAfrica Alumni – encouraging them to seek out job-creating opportunities.
Connect alumni to resources (experts, organizations, training, etc.) that can help them achieve their goals.
Provide a financial investment for business ideas inspired by CorpsAfrica service and with the potential to create high-quality jobs.
Supported Alumni-Led Ventures
The first cohort of the Entrepreneurship Incubator ran from February to May 2023 with eight ventures taking their business ideas to launch. The second cohort was selected in November 2023 and will launch with seed funding in early 2024.
Pape Seyni Bar
Mina Akhabbasse, Fatima Khouya, Amina Simour
August Green Farms
Bakery Serigne Babacar Sy
Dreams Kente Ventures
Eza Agribusiness Rwanda
Green Innovation Network
Dennis Kayira, Tabitha Kasongo, Lucky Katundu
Amy Ndao Gueye, Mairame Niamadio, Amy Mbacke Mbaye, Anna Madeleine Badiane
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CorpsAfrica addresses two of Africa’s most difficult challenges: creating opportunities for youth and helping rural communities overcome extreme poverty and build resilience. We recruit motivated volunteers to live and work in remote, low-income areas in their own countries. They collaborate with the community to design and implement small-scale projects that address their top priorities and by doing so gain the skills and experience that lay the foundation for personal and professional success.
CorpsAfrica trusts youth and rural communities to help each other.