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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Children & Youth, Economic Development, International, International Economic Development, Job Training, Microfinance, Philanthropy, Voluntarism Promotion, Youth Community Service Clubs

Mission: Community projects by and for africans

Target demographics: provide a leadership and participatory community development opportunities in Africa

Direct beneficiaries per year: 43 Volunteers and 43 rural, high-poverty communities in three countries

Geographic areas served: Morocco, Senegal and Malawi

Programs: Launching CorpsAfrica's first offices in Morocco, Senegal and Malawi, building partnerships with government, ngos and universities, recruiting volunteers, identifying and placing them in communities, and beginning community projects.

Community Stories

44 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

A great organization; caring, responsible staff who truly know how to innovate! I look forward to seeing the growth of CorpsAfrica in the near future.

1 malid33

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Hi
my experience with volunteering was really a great experience and the were different,
because it made me visit a country different frome mine as well as knowledge of the costmos and traditions of senegal .
i also gained new friends and i was very happy to work with them. i am also happy to work with the villagers who have a good hospitality ( teranga senegalise )
i thank CorpsAfrica which gave me this wonderful and beautiful experience ..

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Corpsafrica gives you an opportunity to change people's lives, including your own. it gives you the satisfaction of playing a role in someone else's life, helping people who may not be able to help themselves.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

CopsAfrica is a very great way to experience other cultures and make a difference in people's lives. This volunteering experience opens people s eyes to the realities of their own country while providing them a chance to contribute and help a local community!

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

CorpsAfrica is an excellent way to engage young Moroccans in their country, particularly in the rural areas. This volunteering experience opens their eyes to the realities of their own country.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

CorpsAfrica is a great organization that provides the opportunity to young Africans to be part of their own countries' development and empowers rural communities through sustainable projects. I highly encourage people to get involved!

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a fomer Volunteer, Corpsafrica was a life changing experience for me. It gave me the opportunity to discover new places, new friends and we become family.
Corpsafrica also gave my community the opportunity to change their own lives and develop their village through the implementation of a social project.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

A great amazing, it changed my life completely. I discovered many things about people life in rural areas. Thank you Corps Africa for this opportunity.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Incredible organization doing wonderful work on the ground with local communities. CorpsAfrica not only benefits its volunteers through this enriching, eye-opening experience, but gives the opportunity to local communities to have a say in their own development and lead their own projects!

Volunteer

Rating: 2

On paper, this is a great organization that aims to do great good in the countries where it is working. However, as far as implementation is concerned, a lot could be improved. Micromanagement by the HQ is one aspect that hampers progress in country offices.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Great way to experience other cultures and make a difference in people's lives. You never stop learning!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

CorpsAfrica is an innovative and sustainable non-profit that is tackling multiple social issues by promoting intercultural exchange, participatory community development, and grassroots volunteerism. As a Peace Corps Volunteer I have benefitted from CorpsAfrica Volunteers' know-how and presence in my region of service. I have seen firsthand how CorpsAfrica volunteers embody the talented, passionate, and savvy leaders who are eager to make positive impacts in their communities, countries, regions, and the world. With CorpsAfrica's locally-based, globally-minded volunteer approach, international development does not have to be a field plagued by paternalism and dependency. Instead, it becomes an embodiment of understanding and cooperation that starts with open-minded individuals and the communities they learn from and contribute to.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Corpsafrica gave a voice to underserved communities to fully understand their real needs and collaborate with each other to answer these needs. It also allowed young graduates to get a real sense of what is going on in the world before they start their careers.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

As a former CoprsAfrica volunteer, I can say it's been a great and exceptional experience. CA gave me the chance to learn more about my own country and the tools to be more effective in dealing with the community's issues and needs.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

CorpsAfrica is truly an amazing organization doing even more incredible work. Keep up the good work!

2 Badr K.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Hello guys
I served with CorpsAfrica for almost a year, that was an amazing experience with its ups and down. It was the starting point that has involved me in my society's issues. Thank you to all who are involved.

3

Board Member

Rating: 4

Corps Africa is a wonderful way to make a dream a reality!
As its motto says, it is a redefinition of development.

The key to its success and its major innovation are empowerment of the young volunteer and the fact of making him/her a key actor of his/her development while serving his/her community.

Youth succeed to gain an extraordinary experience and thus overcomes their different fears.

"Il fallait y penser", someone should have thought of that and the Founder, always inspired by a simple approach the design thinking, dit it !

I'm very excited to be part of this great adventure. Being in daily contact with young students, this project gives hope and even goes further, it can realize dreams!

Well done!

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Corps Africa est une merveilleuse façon de faire d'un rêve une réalité!
Comme le rappelle sa devise, il s'agit d'une redéfinition du développement.

La clé de son succès et son innovation majeure portent sur la responsabilisation du jeune volontaire et le fait d'en faire un acteur complet de développement au service de sa localité.

Des jeunes parviennent ainsi à avoir une expérience extraordinaire et surmonte ainsi leurs différentes craintes.

Il fallait juste y penser et la Fondatrice, s'appuyant sur une approche simple de design thinking l'a fait.

Je suis très excitée de faire partie de cette très belle aventure. Etant au quotidien en contact avec les jeunes étudiants, ce projet donne de l'espoir et même va plus loin, il permet de réaliser des rêves!

Excellente continuation.

5 Ndeye Diodio C.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Africa peace corps est une organisation à but non lucratif qui offre à de jeunes citoyens l'opportunité de servir leur pays, d'aider les populations et d’œuvrer pour le développement de leur pays.

4 Garrett5

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

CorpsAfrica is truly redefining development through empowering not only volunteers but the communities in which they work. I have followed the work of CorpsAfrica volunteers and have been impressed over and over again with their passion, commitment, love, and leadership to making life better for the communities they serve.

4 Emas P.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The coming of CorpsAfrica in Malawi has created a unique platform for young people like myself to give back to my very communities. Especially the fact that CorpsAfrica hinges more on Locals helping Locals which in fact is a more fertile ground for sustainable development.
And through a tailor made and intense intense training in the Human Centred Design HCD, I'm able as a volunteer to put the people in my community at the centre of everything. We observe together, discover needs and community assets together and design sustainably solutions giving birth to lifetime projects together, this way community ownership is embedded right in the blood of our projects. See, I wouldn't have been able to write and share this of not for CorpsAfrica.
I'm more proud to belong to this amazing family, our communities will never be the same because CorpsAfrica is indeed redefining community development!
Viva CorpsAfrica, viva real community development!