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The African Abroad Project

The ‘African Abroad Project’ is a recruitment system, designed to encourage young professionals to support development efforts in their respective home countries through employment and volunteerism.

Brain Drain (the emigration of highly skilled or educated people from developing countries to advanced countries) is a modern phenomenon that is depleting the human capital of developing nations. Today’s competitive world needs African countries especially, to retain their skilled labor force in order to actualize economic growth and stability. The ‘African Abroad Project’ hopes to educate the youth about this phenomenon, but also encourage active participation to help reverse the trends.

To achieve this goal AYE has partnered with African based companies and organizations that share the goals of AYE. Such partnerships would be essential for the creation of internships, volunteer and other career oriented opportunities for young Africans abroad, building long-term sustainable ties between Africa and its skilled diverse diaspora. We believe that once participants have gained the necessary exposure or field-experience, they will be better equipped to apply their acquired knowledge and skills in a continued effort towards enhancing the development of the continent.

Our ‘Study Abroad Program’ will achieve the following;

  • Educational Integration: Students will be placed at leading universities across the continent, with courses that are transferable to their home schools.
  • Business Integration: Students will be placed in African-based companies as interns for the purposes of exposing them to the economy and other thriving industries.
  • Cultural Integration: Students will be encouraged to participate in cultural activities including traditional festivals, and contemporary events like Music Awards, Movie Awards, and Concerts. In addition, students will be encouraged to visit historical places, appreciate the language and interact with people of various backgrounds to have a deeper perspective of their socio-cultural milieu.

Short Stay

  • Tutoring: Students will spend a period of three weeks helping underprivileged children develop new skills. The idea is to introduce underprivileged children to skills that are shaping the world today.
  • Cultural Integration: Students will be encouraged to participate in cultural activities including traditional festivals, and contemporary events like Music Awards, Movie Awards, and Concerts. In addition, they will also be encouraged to visit historical places, appreciate the language and interact with people of various backgrounds, to have a deeper perspective of their socio-cultural milieu.
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