Scholars Blog – Game Changers Challenge

After our first ever Game Changers Challenge event, some of our scholars had the following to say about their experience:   Yesterday was an unforgettable experience for me. Standing in front of the crowd and pitching my idea was awesome. I have done some presentations before, but this was a very new experience. I am

Highlights from the Game Changers Pitch Competition

Two weeks ago, we hosted the first ever Game Changers Challenge, a pitch competition which enables our scholars to tap into their innovative and entrepreneurial potential, collaborate with peers and launch exciting ideas. Our scholars were able to pitch their project ideas which tackled a range of issues from sanitation to the production of coconut oil,

Alumni Spotlight – Edna Mesue

We are pleased to announce that Edna Mesue, an alumna from our inaugural class who is currently employed with us as a Mentor Fellow has been offered admission into the Watson Institute’s Fall 2018 Semester Incubator in Boulder, Colorado.  Watson is a new learning model tailored for next generation innovators, leaders, and social entrepreneurs. We

Partnership with Game Changers!

We are pleased to announce a partnership with Game Changers, an annual summer challenge which boosts innovation among young Africans.  Starting this May, JumpStart Academy Africa will be hosting the Game Changers Challenge every summer. This will enable our scholars to pitch solutions to problems and win prizes/scholarships. We are excited about this partnership as it will

Scholar Spotlight – Glory Tiele Yenchek

We are pleased to announce that Glory Tiele Yenchek, a scholar from our 2017 class has been selected to join the 2018 cohort of the Yale Young African Scholars Program (YYAS). YYAS is an intensive academic and enrichment program designed for African secondary school students planning to pursue tertiary education and who wish to make

Partnership with the Anike Foundation!

Imagine a world in which people in developing countries have similar access to educational facilities and infrastructure as those in developed countries… That is the vision of the Anike Foundation! The Anike Foundation seeks to promote educational development in Africa by providing educational resources to institutions in Africa. We are excited to partner with the

Scholar Spotlight – Golda Gabriella

A scholar from our 2017 class, Golda Gabriella is a student at Government High school Downtown Bamenda. Golda’s community service project which centers around reducing the number of teenage pregnancies in community was recently featured by Mother of Hope Cameroon,  a youth development organisation in Cameroon. We wish Golda the best in her exams and