In September 2013, two changemakers – Omotola Akinsola and Madelle Kangha, met at Watson University, an accelerator in Boulder, Colorado, USA and Jumpstart Academy Africa was born.
Madelle had been working for over a year on Youths4Change, a movement which mentors youths of all abilities across Cameroon. Omotola had just launched a pilot for Jumpstart Academy Nigeria, an organization focused on transforming Nigeria’s youth into agents of positive change.
What Madelle and Omotola quickly realized was that apart from the fact that they both aspire to someday lead their respective countries; they had the same theory of social change. They decided to work together for the common good and the result is Jumpstart Academy Africa.