Our Work in Action

Since our founding, we’ve partnered with more than 140 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

How Mastercard Foundation Scholars are Giving Back Amid COVID-19

We’re sharing just a few stories of current and past Mastercard Foundation Scholars who are giving back amid COVID-19.

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Anzisha Fellow Leveraging Network to Inform Rural Communities on COVID-19

MSME created to empower young women sharing information about how to prevent spread of the virus.

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Diagnostic start-up, KNUST Develop Rapid COVID-19 Test

Test developed by Incas Diagnostics detects COVID-19 antibodies in 20 minutes

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Nigerian Recruitment Platform Aims to Connect 5 Million Young People to Opportunities

Jobberman provides skills training and connects employers to skilled youth.

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Partnership Aims to Create 560,000 Work Opportunities for Young Entrepreneurs and Smallholder Farmers

Babban Gona is a successful social enterprise, part-owned by the farmers it serves.

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Anzisha Fellow Working to Provide Local Information About COVID-19 Spread

Nigerian entrepreneur believes technology will transform healthcare in Africa

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EdTech Fellow Partners with Private Sector to Keep Kenyan Kids Learning

Partnership allows students learning from home to access free content during COVID-19 pandemic

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