Driven by its passion to support youths in Africa through career development, skill acquisition and entrepreneurship development for self-reliance, Crown Africa Foundation has concluded the maiden edition of its ‘Help A Dream project’.
The Help a Dream project is an initiative of the foundation set up to provide career and business support for young people in Africa. The project was launched to help the youths achieve their career and business goals amidst the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Foundation through the project sponsored over 100 young professionals and entrepreneurs in Nigeria and Africa to get certification in different courses. These courses are to help them hone their skills to remain relevant in their roles, get additional skills to change career path and increase their employability chances as well as help young entrepreneurs run profitable businesses.
The call for application for the Help A Dream project received over 300 applications across Africa, out of which over 100 beneficiaries emerged after the screening process. The project was done in two phases, one phase involved sponsoring beneficiaries to take courses of their choice on a global platform for learning and development and get certified, while the second phase was focused on providing funds to small businesses to support them in scaling their businesses.
Crown Africa Foundation had previously supported children to get educational materials upon resumption to school after summer through its “Back to School Project”. The Foundation is looking forward to impacting more lives in the future through the project.