Oakland, CA, June 18, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- The Social Capital Foundation has renewed its commitment to support Asante Africa Foundation’s Leadership and Entrepreneurship Incubator (LEI) program with an annual $20,000 matching grant to double donations collected over the next two years.
Last year, the SCP announced its partnership with Asante Africa Foundation to support education and leadership development programs in East Africa. Since 2010, over 500 youth and teachers have participated in the annual weeklong intensive program, which provides them with the necessary leadership and career skills they need to create a successful future.
Both global organizations recognize that the value of education is naught without life skills and the ability to apply knowledge beyond the classroom.
“The Leadership and Entrepreneurship Incubator addresses needs beyond academics. As these young people finish school, they must have the leadership and life skills to prepare for successful careers and create positive change in their communities. ” – Erna Grasz, Founder & CEO, Asante Africa Foundation
The Leadership and Entrepreneurship Incubator is a catalyst that inspires participants to create their own personal and professional development plans. Vulnerable youth ages 15-21 from deeply rural areas of Kenya and Tanzania convene for the annual seminar, followed throughout the year with local individual and group coaching. They work with their peers across borders to learn from local educators, business owners and peer leaders about personal leadership and development, respecting their bodies, careers, money management, entrepreneurship and global citizenship. Alumni return in successive years as team leaders and facilitators. They leave with defined dreams and plans to achieve them, plans to “pay it forward” by giving back in their home communities, and the confidence to work with their peers and elders to create positive change.
“We’re thrilled to partner with Asante Africa Foundation’s Leadership and Entrepreneurship Incubator program for a second year. This is an incredible program that truly empowers the youth in East Africa by providing them with leadership and life skills that will be applicable at any age. We at the SCF have seen first hand exactly how the LEI program gives back to the local community and we’re honored to be part of the program.” – Laura DeVere, Founder and Director, Social Capital Foundation
The program’s impact is amplified by the projects participants initiate to pay it forward, sharing the knowledge they have gained. By starting their own businesses, school-based clubs, community-based organizations and NGOs, over 75,000 lives have been impacted to date. The LEI program is on track to impact 500,000 lives by 2020.
More information on the Leadership & Entrepreneurship Incubator is available at http://www.asanteafrica.org/lei.
About Asante Africa Foundation
Asante Africa Foundation is educating East Africa’s youth to confidently address life’s challenges, thrive in the global economy, and catalyze positive change. We provide youth in deeply rural areas with access to high quality education and the tools to apply their knowledge beyond the classroom, to educate and empower the next generation of change agents, whose dreams and actions transform Africa and the world. Asante Africa Foundation is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization with global headquarters in the U.S.A. To learn more or to make a tax-deductible donation, please visit us at www.asanteafrica.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Social Capital Foundation
The Social Capital Foundation is a nonprofit organization that addresses poverty alleviation. The foundation works to empower people to help themselves through income generation activities, sustainable education and long-term viable projects. The focus of Social Capital Foundation has been to identify local partners who have demonstrated effective and efficient programs and then supporting them in raising the overall standard of living of communities. The foundation believes in the strength of empowering women through generating an income, in turn they will spend their profits in furthering the education and improving the health care of the entire family.
To learn more about Social Capital Foundation, please visit http://socialcapitalfoundation.org.