While every government should provide free and quality education for its citizens, the fact remains that Africa is lagging in this regard. To salvage the deplorable educational system, the joint effort of well-meaning individuals and the private sector is required. Bordering on the age-long practice of advancing education through alumni contributions, AlumUnite seeks to leverage technology to connect alumni across the world and engage them with their alma mater as role models, mentors, work experience providers, trusted advisers, and ultimately, instruments to drive social impact. Here are some reasons why you should be a part of this life-changing cause.
For many children, the idea of a quality education seems far-fetched. This is due to poor or non-existent facilities, obsolete teaching tools, a lack of means from parents and relatives, and the list is endless. Giving back to your school through an alumni association will help keep the school’s legacy going and ensure that future generations of students have the opportunity to pursue a quality education that is at par with world standards. Through AlumUnite, you can award scholarships and bursaries to talented students, enhance facilities for learning, provide teaching tools, and make available mentorship opportunities to students and the likes. There is one hundred percent transparency and accountability given to each project so you can see the impact your contribution is making.
Connecting with the Community
While AlumUnite enables ex-students to donate to their alma maters, external donors or corporations can also donate to campaigns or sponsor one in their communities. On project execution, the platform gives verified vendors an opportunity to advertise services, gain credibility and take part in executing impact-driven projects. The vendors can bid for fully funded projects, and upon completion, the executed project is vetted by current students and alumni to gauge impact.
Exclusive Perks & Benefits
One of the perks of being on AlumUnite is the network you're connected to – professionally and personally. You’re building community with like-minded Africans across the world and from various walks of life. There will be exclusive job postings, networking events, webinars, career counseling, and an opportunity for alumni to mentor and be mentored. In essence, the platform enables alumni to make social connections that could lead to lasting and mutually rewarding friendships.
AlumUnite’s core goal is to ensure over 20 million dollars worth of capital projects impact education across Africa by 2025. AlumUnite is also looking to positively affect over 1,000 schools and empower over 5 million students and graduates through quality education.
Source: Punch Newspaper