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promote peace and conflict Transformation through youth’s entrepreneurship, education, and Civic Engagement
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by promoting and allowing oppurtunities for growth and economic independance of young people
SPONSOR A KIJANA
FROM REFUGEE, CHILD SOLDIERS & VICTIMS OF CONFLICT
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MISSION

Vijana Africa’s mission is to promote peace and conflict Transformation through youth’s entrepreneurship, education, and civic engagement, by enhancing their skills, knowledge, and experiences while investing in their innovative ideas, and initiatives.

VISION

Vijana Africa thrives to position youth at the heart of the ecosystem of peace where their innovative entrepreneurship is a cornerstone to the development of their community in addition to creating jobs and economic opportunities.

HISTORY

Vijana Africa was founded in 2013 in the Democratic Republic of Congo by Rodrigue Makelele, following his field trip in one of the remote villages in the eastern DRC. He witnessed how young boys and girls were living under fear and insecurity, lack basic needs, healthcare, education, or opportunities. We decided to respond to the systemic social and economic injustice in the DRC.

FUNDAMENTAL VALUES.

Civic Engagement & Leadership.

Young people are leaders in their communities. They provide the image of the future that their community is moving towards. Without supporting and helping them become better leaders of today and tomorrow, their community will suffer from the same systems. We seek to identify, nurture, empower, and support young leaders in their journey of providing solutions, participating in civic engagement through community services and advocacyncy, and becoming role models for their peers in the community.

Entrepreneurship & Job creation.

The unemployment rate in most african people including the DRC and Malawi is very high. Young people suffer from joblessness, poverty, and lack of opportunities. We support young people by providing opportunities to learn new skills in entrepreneurship and business management, entrepreneurship , advocate for diversity in the business landscape, and raise awareness about the need for accessible financial services and increased commitments to empowering young entrepreneurs.

Innovation & Technology.

Access to the Internet empowers everyone, and to young people it offers increased opportunities to participate in community life and translate their ideas into solutions. Lack of a reliable Internet connection prevents many young people from accessing valuable opportunities and information. Promoting youth’s affordable Internet access for young people, and raising awareness about online safety and responsible digital citizenship engages young people in long-term self-sufficiency. 

OUR IMPACT.

2,000+

Young people have participated to our activities and testified the impact that these activities have had in their lives

200+

people including widowed and single mothers received pigs and rabits from our farming projects in Malawi.

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We are present in the Democratic Republic of Congo, The Republic of Malawi, and the United States

10+

More projects realized and implemented in both the DRC and Malawi impacting thousands of young people and communities.

80+

Trained Peer Educator on Gender Based Violence in Malawi and Peace through sports in DRC.

SUCCESS STORIES.

OUR SUPPORTERS.

We thank all our supporters for helping make our work possible.

NEWS.

About Us

We Are Promoting Peace And Conflict Transformation Through Youth’s Entrepreneurship, Education, And Civic Engagement. We Believe That Every Young Person Has A Gift That If Empowered, Can Change The World.

Our Work

We Thrives To Support Young People By Providing Opportunities To Learn New Skills In Entrepreneurship And Business Management, Advocate For Diversity In The Business Landscape.

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We are always open to ideas and love expanding our community of people. If you would like to volunteer or visit us at one of our locations in US and Africa, Click below to join our community.

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