CorpsAfrica Pink is a new initiative that aims to position CorpsAfrica Volunteers as part of the solution for achieving gender equality in Africa and beyond. The low-cost initiative centers on projects and training from the lens of gender, so that Volunteers can learn to recognize and informatively approach issues such as violence against women, child marriage, school dropout amongst girls, and women in the workforce at their CorpsAfrica sites. By living in rural communities, Volunteers can serve as a resource to the larger women’s empowerment community; they will liaise with Development Partners to test out interventions centered on women and girls (such as vocational training or food-processing units) and provide critical feedback on how patriarchy operates within their communities.
CorpsAfrica Pink Projects
CorpsAfrica recognizes that local challenges and needs, across all sectors, have gender-specific impacts. That is why CorpsAfrica Pink seeks to train Volunteers to consider how any project — whether it falls under education, entrepreneurship, or health — affects and empowers women and girls.
More than 40% of all CorpsAfrica projects specifically promote the empowerment of local women through facilitating income-generating activities for women, creating family planning, health, and nutrition access, or teaching new skills. Volunteers, through different initiatives, are addressing gender-based challenges to build a more equitable and inclusive future for women and girls living on the continent. Our female CorpsAfrica Volunteers serve as powerful role models to the young girls at their sites.
Vocation skills training for women
CorpsAfrica/Ghana Volunteer Ismail Ibrahim facilitated vocational skills training for the women of Nanatong Zuo.
Women Economic Empowerment through arts and crafts
CorpsAfrica/Malawi Volunteer Bertha Emmanuella Mukhuna implemented arts and crafts training sessions to help the women of the Kachindamoto Women Empowerment Club improve their livelihoods, as well as their vocational skills.
CorpsAfrica/Rwanda Volunteer Isaac Ndengejeho worked with members of Akajevuba to implement a Goat Farming project.
Our Development Partners
We believe in the power of synergy—where the collective strength of organizations, combined with the passion and dedication of CorpsAfrica Volunteers, can create a more profound impact on projects that influence the lives of women and girls. By fostering efficient collaboration, we aim to create a unified force capable of responding effectively to the urgent needs of communities at the forefront of gender responsiveness
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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.