Support A Worthy Cause
We are urging you to become a part of finding sustainable and holistic solutions to the most pressing global problems such as youth-related poverty among Africans resulting from lack of job training, quality education, underemployment, and unemployment.
ACROSS The Horizon was founded to tackle the rising youth-related poverty across Africa. We believe that quality education, funding to pursue sustainable small business ideas, and access to skills training and dignified jobs are critical to becoming self-reliant. We are on a mission to bringing these life-changing opportunities to people across the African continent, in line with the United Nations Sustainable Developmental Goals.
As game changers, we are working on innovative ways to tackle these issues but require your assistance to bring our ideas to life. As part of our initiative, we currently host a scholarship competition where qualified applicants can win up to $1000 towards school fees, school-related expenses, starting a business, or learning a skill.
We tested this model in Oyo State Nigeria and it was well received by the students and faculties of 12 institutions. The local government officials also welcomed the initiative and signed an MOU to deploy the initiative to more locations.
So far, we have connected over one thousand young people to internships, apprenticeships, scholarships, loans, mentorship, SME funding, and study abroad opportunities with help from our partners, volunteers, and campus ambassadors across Nigeria, Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leone, and the United States. Click here to watch some of our impact and award ceremony videos.
We hope to exponentially increase these figures in the coming years and need your support to do so. You can support us by sponsoring a grant to pay for job training, quality education, or learning a skill.
You can also donate towards this initiative by clicking on the GoFundMe link below.
We appreciate your support in helping us bring sustainable and holistic opportunities to young people across Africa.
Want to chat with us about sponsoring a grant or something else?
Please visit our Contact Us page or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Did you know?
- Africa is the second most populated continent, after Asia, with over 1 billion people, and half the population is between the ages of 14 to 25.
- According to Gallup World, in 2013, the ten countries with the highest proportion of residents living in extreme poverty were all in sub-Saharan Africa. According to the World Bank, extreme poverty is living on or less than USD 1.25 a day. In 2010, 414 million people were living in extreme poverty across sub-Saharan Africa. The World Bank estimated this represented nearly half the population.
- The Borgen Project reported that fewer than 20 percent of African women have access to education. Uneducated African women are twice as likely to contract AIDS and 50 percent less likely to immunize their children. The children of African women with at least five years of schooling have a 40 percent higher chance of survival. Additionally, the lack of education for women has a macro effect of stunting the economic development of the countries and the continent as a whole.