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.