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Toni Tiemens
Director, Corporate Communications
m: +1-647-982-6058
e: ttiemens@mastercardfdn.org

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Statement on Recent Events at Makerere University

The Foundation is deeply concerned about the violence taking place at Makerere University surrounding the student protests related to the fee structure at the university.

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10 Million Young People to Access Dignified and Fulfilling Work Opportunities in Ethiopia

The Mastercard Foundation  announced  Young Africa Works in Ethiopia, an initiative that seeks to create employment opportunities for the youth in partnership with Ethiopia’s Jobs Creation Commission (JCC).

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Mastercard Foundation to Enable Three Million Youth to Access Employment Opportunities in Senegal

The Mastercard Foundation  announced  Young Africa Works in Senegal, an initiative that aims to enable three million young people to access dignified and fulfilling work by 2030.

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Mastercard Foundation to Enable Three Million Young People to Access Employment Opportunities in Ghana

Mastercard Foundation announces Young Africa Works in Ghana, an initiative that aims to enable three million young people to access dignified and fulfilling work by 2030.

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Scam Alert: Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program

Recent notification circulated on WhatsApp falsely offers scholarships to the University of Manchester.

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Adea’s Annual Policy Dialogue Forum Highlights the Opportunity of Secondary Education in Africa to Prepare Youth for the Future of Work

Reforming secondary education in Africa by enhancing the teaching profession, quality learning and 21st century skills provision, and embracing innovation and information and communication technology (ICT)

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New National Survey Shows that Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Youth in Canada are Engaged in Reconciliation, and Share Optimism Despite Barriers

A new national survey reveals how Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth in Canada view the future and reconciliation between their peoples.

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Young Africa Works in Kenya to Connect Millions of Young People to Dignified Work

Young Africa Works in Kenya, a public-private partnership between the Mastercard Foundation, the private sector, and the Government of Kenya, was launched today in Nairobi.

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Mastercard Foundation Appoints Two New Members to its Board of Directors

The Mastercard Foundation announced the appointment of two new members to its Board of Directors, the Honourable Louise Arbour and Dominic Barton.

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Banks in Africa Struggle with Customer Centricity

New World Savings and Retail Banking Institute (WSBI) report shows diverse product and service offering but slow take up, especially for poorer populations.

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Three More Projects Focused on Financial Inclusion to Receive Nearly US$3 Million from the Mastercard Foundation Fund for Rural Prosperity

The Mastercard Foundation Fund for Rural Prosperity (FRP) today announced that three companies from Burundi, Malawi, and Uganda will receive a total of US$2,808,295 to support projects that expand financial inclusion in rural Africa.

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Mastercard Foundation Announces New Fund to Seed Young African Leaders’ Social Ventures

Over the next two years, the Foundation will dedicate US$2M for a pilot project that will expand Mastercard Foundation Scholars’ capacity to exercise transformative leadership by putting their social and entrepreneurial ideas into action.

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Young Women Shine at the 2018 Anzisha Prize Awards

The Mastercard Foundation and African Leadership Academy are thrilled to announce that 22-year-old healthcare entrepreneur Melissa Bime has won the US$25,000 Grand Prize at the 8thannual Anzisha Prize awards gala.

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Habitat for Humanity Finds Housing Microfinance Helps Improve Living Conditions

A new report from Habitat for Humanity’s Terwilliger Center for Innovation in Shelter shows that low-income people in Kenya who obtain innovative microfinance loans to improve their housing also experience a significant increase in their quality of life.

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Nine new projects focused on financial inclusion to receive more than US$9 million from the Mastercard Foundation Fund for Rural Prosperity

The Mastercard Foundation Fund for Rural Prosperity (FRP) today announced that nine companies from seven countries will receive more than US$9 million to support projects that expand financial inclusion in rural Africa.

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From Financial Inclusion to Employment: Four Ways Superplatforms Will Shape Africa’s Future

We discuss four mechanisms by which the arrival of superplatforms in Africa is likely to have a significant positive effect on financial inclusion, small business and employment for African young adults in the future.

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IFC, Mastercard Foundation Launch Handbook to Promote Access to Finance in Rural Africa

New Digital Financial Services for Agriculture Handbook supports the expansion of financial inclusion to smallholder farmers and agricultural value chain actors in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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