The 4th edition of S4A’s flagship program is ongoing in Ghana. Hundreds of lives have been positively impacted by the efforts of university students in Ghana over the past 4 years. The goal of the project is to empower youth to be agents of change in Ghana, while also providing much needed improvement in localities across Ghana. This program is implemented in Ghana by The Osei Kusi Foundation. Visit Partner website for application information: http://oseikusifoundation.org/community-service-awards.
The 3rd edition of S4A’s flagship program is ongoing in Nigeria. Hundreds of lives have been positively impacted by the efforts of university students since inception in Nigeria. The goal of the project is to empower youth to be agents of change, while also solving needs within their local communities. This program is implemented in Nigeria by the Abuja Global Shapers Community. Visit Partner website for information about winners: http://abujaglobalshapers.org/2016/05/05/selfless-for-africa-and-the-abuja-hub-of-the-global-shapers-community-launch-emerging-leaders-program.
S4A found a great partner in Lusaka Global Shapers in Zambia led by Patience Chisanga. The first edition of the program in Zambia was launched in 2017. The application process is ongoing. Visit www.globalshapers.org/hubs/lusaka to apply.
The Impact Award program was a grant designed to empower like-minded individuals or organizations in the United States to work towards changing the plight of the underprivileged in Africa. Ideal candidates either had partially undertaken the proposed project in Africa or had actionable plans to do so.
The Selfless Hero Award was established to help encourage people of all orientations to step out of their comfort zones and engage in selfless acts that uplift and put a smile on the face of others. Selfless4Africa awards $250.00 to two (2) individuals who have demonstrated acts of selflessness to a perfect stranger.
A bedrock of our founding mission is to inspire others, especially younger folks in our mother continent, to play a more active part in improving the society. With this in mind, we crafted this initiative; It is structured to be a competition amongst university students in various African countries. The students, in groups of 3 to 5, are required to submit a proposal on how they can benefit their society, and with our partners who help us implement the program on the ground, we will select the most impactful idea. The pilot program was launched in Ghana in 2014. We have currently expanded this program to Nigeria in 2015 and Zambia in 2017.