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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

55 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Board Member

Rating: 5

I've been a supporter of CorpsAfrica virtually since it's inception. I love its ideal of sending young volunteers, mostly from cities, out into rural areas, which are generally totally foreign to these young people. I think the practice of having/helping local people decide on what they most need that CorpsAfrica can help them achieve AND insisting that they provide significant input (venue, labor, material, etc) to the realization of the project is exactly what's needed to encourage development that is truly sustainable. I've also been happy to see young Moroccans volunteering to work in other African countries. This was one of the goals in the beginning, & I'm encouraged to see it working.

ndewing

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have closely followed CorpsAfrica in Senegal. As a former Peace Corps volunteer and staff in Senegal I have seen how the CorpsAfrica volunteers exceed the expectations that we had of our Volunteers. Its an amazing program having meaningful impact on the communities where these dedicated volunteers serve. It gives one hope for sustainable development in Africa and pride in the youth of today

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

CorpsAfrica is an amazing initiative and even more so movement in Africa. Based on the US Peace Corps model is has developed volunteer programs in Morocco, Malawi and Senegal ~ Africans helping Africans. CorpsAfrica started by a former Peace Corps Volunteer offers a similar transformative experience to emerging young leaders in Africa – giving them the chance to be a part of the solution for their own countries.

As a volunteer facilitator, I recently participated in CorpsAfrica's all~countries Conference in Morocco. It was a moving experience for me being a part of this Conference. Young Moroccan, Malawian and Senegalese volunteers came together to learn, participate, share, eat and experience Morocco together ~ developing lifelong friendships. I saw firsthand how their volunteer experience in African villages and small towns have transformed them into confident and compassionate adults that believe that they can make a difference and together can seek solutions for many of the pressing issues in their countries. Listening to their stories on the work they are doing and the impact that they have on the people they are serving, and even more the impact that their experiences have on them, was a hopeful opening into a world where many African youth are disenfranchised and hold little hope. These young adults give one hope for a bright future! CorpsAfrica is able to tap the idealism and energy of young people and give them confidence and optimism – while at the same time giving them the transformative experience similar to that of Peace Corps volunteers – helping to shape their view of the world and their own future.
My hat goes off to this movement and I hope that CorpsAfrica will be able to expand its vision into many other African countries. Its a NGO that deserves to be ranked as one of the best as its work developing its volunteer programs and alumni association is unparalleled. The impact this small NGO has had on Africa is already large and impressive!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Corps Africa is an organization that strives to meet a crucial need. Corps Africa operates from a belief that these countries and their citizens do not need the help of foreign aid or personnel to achieve their goals but that these countries already have the capable talent and simply need connection and access to resources. Corps Africa fosters dignified relationships and provides the skilled youth an opportunity to serve their country. Corps Africa's ambitious goals and skilled staff have the capability of making a strong and lasting impact to make this world a better place.

Donor

Rating: 5

I donate to CorpsAfrica because I believe in their mission of empowering the youth of Africa!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, it is inspiring to see an organization like CorpsAfrica providing the same opportunity to Africans that I had. Development in Africa should be led by Africans and that is exactly what CorpsAfrica is working toward.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

CorpsAfrica is the right way to do development: empowering local communities to solve their own problems. The volunteers lead change by engaging people in conversations and facilitating community meetings to identify and address changing and complex local needs in education, health, small business development, urban planning, and infrastructure

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

CorpsAfrica exemplifies inspiration, motivation and passion. It focuses on the holistic impact that is made to provide sustainable resources within the communities in which volunteers work. It's refreshing to know that people have an intrinsic purpose to help empower leaders with the proper skills and perspectives to eventually lead their own communities.

Yuxiao H.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

CorpsAfrica is empowering emerging leaders in Africa with the skills and perspective to lead their countries out of poverty! It's impact is sustainable and wide-reaching across the continent

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

CorpsAfrica has a carefully considered, well-reasoned, and evidence-based approach for how to create positive, sustainable development in parts of the world where the need is most significant. Their priority on local partnerships and the realities of economic development makes them an effective venue for supporting human flourishing in Africa.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

CorpsAfrica is a sustainable and innovative enterprise, leading change by working on numerous scales, from communities to international relationships. Rather than intervening and solving problems for struggling nations, CorpsAfrica provides the necessary resources and supervises rather than intervenes. CorpsAfrica is truthfully unique in its purpose and mission, separating it from any other non-profit doing work in Africa. Overall, CorpsAfrica is championing an important mission, empowering individuals throughout Africa and assisting them to lead their communities out of poverty and into success.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

CorpsAfrica is on the path to becoming the leader in sustainable development across Africa. WIth the emergence of leadership development as a key component within the infrastructure of development, CorpsAfrica's human-centered design approach provides the training that emerging leaders need to create long-lasting and impactful change in their communities. This is a non-profit that, while having three programs already, is just getting started. I am excited to see what CorpsAfrica has to bring the the development sector in years to come!

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 ..

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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!