Our Work in Action

Since our founding, we’ve partnered with more than 130 visionary organizations to increase financial inclusion and access to youth learning in Africa. By sharing our experiences and those of our partners, we hope to provoke thought, start conversations, and, ultimately, amplify our impact.

At the Mastercard Foundation, everything we do begins by listening to the people we aim to reach — un- and underemployed youth in Africa. They are our partners in developing solutions to youth unemployment, and their ideas influence the design of our projects on the continent. Read through our youth-authored content to get a glimpse of the energy, enthusiasm, and ingenuity that continues to inspire our work.

Listening to Young People

Hear from the young people who we work with.

Our Work in Action

Featured Content

Investments that Pay Off: A Look at Youth-Led Radio Shows in Africa

What happens when you put radio programming in the hands of young people?

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Getting it Right: What Education Finance in Latin American Can Teach Us

Over the past six years, Mastercard Foundation has partnered with the Higher Education Finance Fund (HEFF) to test a model that enables low-income students in Latin American to access post-secondary education.

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Collaborating for Inclusive Education in Ethiopia

Among a group of 250 Scholars, they were the only two people living with visible disabilities. However, they didn’t let their physical challenges stop them from participating actively.

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Together For A Better World

As we approach the end of the year, it’s natural to reflect on what we’ve accomplished and what is next to come.

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