Sub-Saharan Africa

The third edition of the Entrepreneurship Forum was held on 15 September 2017 at the Chamber of Commerce in Pointe-Noire.

Affiah leaves in the working-class neighbourhood of Kinshasa (Democratic Republic of the Congo)…

had the honour of receiving the ”Most Innovative in Education in Nigeria” prize from the West African newspaper “Business Day” for its innovative work in education in Nigeria with its “Seeds of Hope” program.

Affiah lives in a popular part of Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. She suffers from sickle-cell disease, a genetic illness which affects 2% of children.

In a country where young people from the age of 15 to 34 makes up over a third of the population, and that third is three times more likely to be in the grip of unemployment, the creation of businesses seems to be one of the only solutions available.

80 % of the students attending the Family Farm Schools classes in DRC passed the 2016 JUNACYP exams (Professional Short-Term Training National Board of Examiners) with flying colors!