I'm a volunteer for the Association of African Entrepreneurs (AAE), a charity that helps promote and support entrepreneurship throughout Africa. Our current goal is to raise $4000 from 50 unique donors by September 30/2012 at which point we would obtain permanent status on the GlobalGiving website that would set us up for long term funding. GlobalGiving is an organization that connects donors to projects in developing countries, so this is a great opportunity for us to expand and connect to more entrepreneurs. This is a really great cause since we are investing in African entrepreneurship, rather than getting people to rely on the charity for survival.
If you are interested in more information about AAE, here is a summary of what the
AAE supports sustainable development in businesses throughout Africa. The key focus is on advocacy, education, information and networking support for small and medium enterprises (SMEs).
Tomorrow’s entrepreneurs are just as important as those currently in business. AAE is striving to provide education & training for young entrepreneurs. This initiative includes apprenticeships, self-study, coaching and mentoring. AAE trains current and future entrepreneurs to develop the skills needed to run successful small businesses.
Donor funding will help boost the availability of training programs being run now and develop new ones for the future. Networking opportunities for African entrepreneurs will be expanded. AAE staff will undertake better training both locally and utilizing international expertise through our partner network.
If you want to look into it more here are some helpful websites.
- AAE project web page on the global giving site. Access this page to make a donation to AAE
- The global giving website, which is hosting the web page for donations to AAE
- Information on the global giving website
- Information about the Association of African Entrepreneurs the charity that is being supported by donations
http://www.onlinevolunteering.org/en/vo ... l?id=11303
- Information about the Association of African Entrepreneurs on the UN volunteering website
Remember if you want to make a donation, make it at this website: http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/project-aae/
Thanks a lot for your help!