Grant Amount: $15,000
Program Website: www.experienceeducate.org
Areas of Impact: Economic Sustainability, Education, Leadership
Mission of Educate!
Educate!’s mission is to develop young leaders and entrepreneurs in Africa, and its vision is a world where the national education system in Uganda and beyond prepares youth to take leadership initiative, create their own small businesses and improve their livelihoods.
Educate! is partnering with Dining for Women to deliver the Educate! Experience of mentorship, business skills training and community partnerships to 120 girls in six schools in Uganda. This will bring Educate! one step closer to their Ten Year Vision of reaching one million students per year – and at least 500,000 girls – across ten countries in Africa.
Why We Love This Project
We love the focus on leadership skills, improved livelihoods, improved job creation and business and employability skills. The focus on long-term changes ensures sustainability of the program.
How DFW’s grant will be used
- Improved Livelihoods Training (increased income and employment)
- Increased Business and Job Creation
- Improved Community Participation; and
- Improved 21st Century and Business/Employability Skills