Bring Your Crowdfunding Skill to a Rural ICT Program In Africa


Cause Areas

When

Tue Sep 27, 2016 12:00 AM - Fri Dec 02, 2016 12:00 AM

Where

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.

With basic mobile access, a young lady uses the AYM computer to check her email.

About

The Twenty-First Century African Youth Movement (AYM) works with youth in rural communities. AYM create jobs and provides employment. We currently work in Mattru Jong, a thriving rural town in the Southern Province of Sierra Leone. We need $20,000.00 to establish a Computer Center in Mattru Jong. Our long-term objective is to connect Mattru Jong to the Internet using a VSAT terminal. Mattru Jong has a persisting problem of youth unemployment and illiteracy. We believe a thriving Internet access will change this. Studies show that broadband can increase economic and social opportunities in developing countries. High-speed broadband access is now a requirement for economic and social development. According to the United Nations and the Sierra Leone government, 60 percent of young women and men between the ages of 14 to 35 are unemployed, which is among the highest in West Africa.

Skills

  • Social Media / Blogging
  • Fundraising
  • Marketing Strategy & Planning
  • Public Relations
  • Interactive/Social Media/SEO
  • Community Outreach

Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Orientation or Training
  • September 27 through #GivingTuesday, December 2016
  • Telephone and video conferencing for strategy sessions and updates.
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