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Camp Africa

Involve and engage young adults from all over the world to empower young adults in east African countries.

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EXPLAIN YOUR IDEA

The opportunity is to set up educational, mobile camps, that uses the skills of the young, western adults and young adults to educate, inspire, and motivate African youths. This will be a partnership with the 4-H program, currently operating in Nairobi, Kenya. The program would focus on business development and strategies, along with entrepreneurship, geared towards improved agriculture and infrastructure. The camps will last for approximately four to six weeks, and be organized through the already existing 5215 4-H clubs. Different level camps will be provided from introductory level business to more innovative and advanced business skills. The instructors of the classes provided will range from age 18 and up, with students 18-24 teaching introductory classes, while college graduates teach upper-level classes. All instructors must be English speaking volunteers with necessary skills for leading class activities. The camp activities will include a series of classroom and out of classroom learning experiences, where students will acquire hands on learning along with a basic understanding of business principles. As a nonprofit organization it will be dependent on donations and the cooperation of 4-H Africa, but also the willingness of the educators to pay for the necessities of the stay in the camps.

WHO BENEFITS?

The primary beneficiaries are the young adults in Kenya, who will grow their business and economic skills in order to be better prepared for the challenging future. Higher education means more knowledge and power to succeed in a limited job market. We make it our mission to bring understanding of business development to 160 4-H clubs located in Nairobi Kenya. The long-term results for Kenya will be a more educated workforce who are capable of business and job creation.

TELL US MORE ABOUT YOU

Camp Africa is a solution formulated by two college students spurred by an innovative marketing class. We have young, creative minds, and a phenomenal sense for team work, and with the support from faculty with entrepreneurial backgrounds, we have a strong, diverse group behind this project.

WHERE WILL YOUR IDEA BE IMPLEMENTED?

  • Kenya

EXPERIENCE IN IMPLEMENTATION COUNTRY(IES)

  • Not yet.

EXPERTISE IN SECTOR

  • I’ve worked in a sector related to my idea for less than one year

Problem it Solves:

The camps will provide people aged 15-25 with an intense, interactive, and practical education. It will provide the young adults with experience and education which will open doors to a variety of jobs and business opportunities. The level of the education in the camps will depend on the participants’ previous experiences, and will be focused on humanities and business studies. By educating the participants in economic development, markets, global businesses and cultures, etc. a range of new skills will be taught, which will lead to a better understanding of the overall economy.

The idea will prepare the large, highly motivated, young people of Kenya for the future, for the potential change in economic standards, and expand the opportunities the youth now have. It will also engage the passionate, young business students and graduates of the rest of the world.  


Who will implement the idea?

Partnering with 4-H will allow this opportunity to implemented immediately through the existing programs. We chose 4-H because of their success in Kenya, their mission statement and expertise.

“4‑H empowers young people to lead for a lifetime. Our programs in science, healthy living and citizenship are backed by a network of 100 public universities and a robust community of 4‑H volunteers and professionals. Through hands-on learning, kids build not only confidence, creativity and curiosity, but also life skills such as leadership and resiliency to help them thrive today and tomorrow.” (4-h.org)

What would you ultimately like to achieve with this idea? What is your next step to get there?

Camp Africa is about providing opportunities for the African youth, and experience for passionate, young business people. Connecting teachers with eager students through an existing, successful organization can expand possibilities for African youth.

Our next step is to recruit volunteers and acquire the needed tools and networks for the camps.

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