Anijie Global Foundation identifies itself with the spirit of hope. It, therefore, takes so much pride in the enduring Pan-African vision of “an integrated, prosperous and peaceful Africa, driven by its citizens and representing a dynamic force in the international arena”.
Regardless of the developmental challenges that have characterized or continue to permeate various villages, towns, cities, or communities in Ghana, the Sub-Saharan African region, Sahel, or multiple parts of Africa with pride in the Pan-African vision, we acknowledge in circumspection that Africa, which happens to be the youngest continent globally, demands a lot of collaborated efforts from youth groups, non-profits, civil society organizations and various players within development and sustainability.
Consequently, to deliver the African continent from the roots of corruption, the pain of poverty, inequalities, human-caused disasters, and diseases, among others, and establishing resilience will enable us to achieve our aspirations and be well-positioned to compete with the rest of the world.
But, based on present evidence, we do not have to wait for a Prophecy to be illuminated on the reality that Political Leadership or the Government of Nations cannot do it alone.
Anijie Global Foundation seeks to add its timely innovations, skills, knowledge and available resources to the African renaissance through community sensitization workshops, conferences, school information sessions and advocacy, among various educational activities. In light of the urgency of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and realizing the aspirations of the African Union’s Agenda 2063 – “Africa We Want”.
The superordinate goal of Anijie Global Foundation is tohelp create an enabling environment that can inspire, educate, celebrate, and advance youth innovations, female-led initiatives, and ideas for social impact while supporting global development priorities.
Hence, our aims and objectives grouped into three (3)
thematic areas of concern, i.e., GENDER EQUALITY, CLIMATE ACTION, and QUALITY EDUCATION to advance:
✓ EDUCATION: Nelson Mandela asserts, “Education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change the world”. Therefore, through our programmes and activities in schools and the community, we look forward to achieving a society of educated individuals aware and informed on their rights and responsibilities within the broad National and Global development agenda.
✓ FINANCIAL: We take a futuristic perspective of achieving a society made up of financial literates, especially women and youth, to enable them to establish, properly manage and sustain their businesses for generations yet unborn.
✓ ECONOMICAL: We look forward to helping address and mitigate the youth unemployment crises in Africa through our programmes for young men and women that provide them with technical and vocational skills, making them employable, self-employed, or business creators and solution-providers.
✓ ENVIRONMENTAL: We look forward to helping address expose young people to global environmental
conversations and discussions that will propel them to take action to protect and create resilience for sustainability.
We believe global goals and all 17 Sustainable Development Goals are intertwined which we are guided by; however, our work has a more refined focus on the following:
OBJECTIVES AND ACTIVITIES
The aims and objectives of Anijie Global Foundation include the following:
1. To provide a platform for extracurricular career development, mentoring and training programmes for young people in schools and within communities in light of achieving the goals of Agenda 2030 and the aspirations of Agenda 2063, “The Africa We Want”.
2. To expose young people to global environmental conversations and discussions that will propel them to take action to protect and create resilience for sustainability.
3. To bridge the gender gap by amplifying the initiatives and scaling up innovation, ideas and insights of entrepreneurial women through open dialogues during our programmes. Consequently, such women are connected as mentors to the girl-child and acknowledged as providers of solutions for a robust economy.
4. To help young people to discover their purpose, talents, skills and competencies through “discovery labs” (in other words, known as Innovation labs) established across second-cycle schools.
These discovery labs are called “ANIJIE DISCOVERY LABS” and will:
i. Foster Peer-to-Peer Mentoring and Collaboration to establish innovation-driven ecosystems or entrepreneurial networks across
ii. Provide mentorship and access to funding for the ideas, innovations or inventions of young people in the lab.
iii. Showcase Africa’s brightest young minds in light of
achieving the goals of Agenda 2030 and realizing the aspirations of Agenda 2063.