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Educate!

Educate! prepares youth in Africa with the skills to succeed in today’s economy.

aka Educate   |   Denver, CO   |  www.experienceeducate.org

Mission

Educate! prepares youth in Africa with the skills to succeed in today’s economy.

Ruling year info

2005

Executive Director

Boris Bulayev

Main address

P.O. Box 12302

Denver, CO 80212 USA

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EIN

84-1648607

NTEE code info

Other Youth Development N.E.C. (O99)

International Economic Development (Q32)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Africa’s youth population is rising. Africa will be 40% of the world by 2100—its population is expected to grow from 1.2 to 4 billion and the continent could have more youth at that time than the total population of the US. As many as 90% of African youth are projected to work in the informal sector. These demographics, along with a scarcity of jobs, have led to dramatic rates of youth unemployment. Education systems in Africa already face challenges meeting young people’s needs–current curricula and teaching methods don’t consistently prepare students for what’s to come following graduation. Despite an eagerness and commitment to learn, even students who finish secondary school often find themselves lacking the skills needed for the few available jobs, leading to unemployment and underemployment.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Educate!

Educate! prepares youth in Africa with the skills to succeed in today’s economy. We've created a 100-hour experience that delivers the most essential skills youth need to transition to work, combining training, mentorship, and practical experience starting a business. We deliver this experience to youth in 3 ways: directly in schools, integrated into education systems, and through bootcamps for out-of-school youth.

All three delivery channels have been validated by several independent evaluations, which found outcomes on employment, gender equity, family planning and sexual and reproductive health, educational attainment, and climate change. To date, more than 200,000 youth have been meaningfully impacted by this model across Uganda, Rwanda, and Kenya, and along the way, Educate! has become the largest youth skills provider in East Africa.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents

Where we work

Awards

Gates Foundation Accelerator 2020

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of clients participating in educational programs

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth

Related Program

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Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Youth measurably impacted

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Educate! tackles youth unemployment by partnering with youth, schools and governments to design and deliver solutions that equip young people in Africa with the skills to attain further education, overcome gender inequities, start businesses, get jobs, and drive development in their communities. Our goal is to design skills-based, post-primary education and employment solutions which impact youth life outcomes sustainably and at scale.

Educate! prepares youth in Africa with the skills to succeed in today’s economy. We've created a 100-hour experience that delivers the most essential skills youth need to transition to work, combining training, mentorship, and practical experience starting a business. We deliver this experience to youth in 3 ways: directly in schools, integrated into education systems, and through bootcamps for out-of-school youth.

All three delivery channels have been validated by several independent evaluations, which found outcomes on employment, gender equity, family planning and sexual and reproductive health, educational attainment, and climate change.

Educate! is a team of over 190 largely African staff and 300 youth mentors. We have been backed by philanthropist MacKenzie Scott and top foundations such as #startsmall, Imaginable Futures, Big Bang Philanthropy, and Echidna Giving. Educate! won a 2018 Klaus J. Jacobs Prize and a 2015 WISE Award, and has been highlighted by Bill Gates, the World Bank’s S4YE's Impact Portfolio, an Al Jazeera documentary, BBC, and by The Brookings Institution as one of 14 case studies in their global scaling education learning initiative. Educate! was also selected by the UN’s Generation Unlimited as 1 of 20 innovative youth solutions and by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation as a Goalkeepers Accelerator.

To date, more than 200,000 youth have been meaningfully impacted by this model across Uganda, Rwanda, and Kenya, and along the way, Educate! has become the largest youth skills provider in East Africa.

Educate!'s long-term vision is to design solutions that measurably impact millions of youth across Africa each year.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Educate!

Board of directors
as of 01/20/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Eric Glustrom

Eric Glustrom

Boris Bulayev

Educate!

Radhika Malpani

Dzingai Mutumbuka

Amy Kates

Nikita Miller

Jeff Aludo

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Not applicable
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/20/2023

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data