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

Youth Perspectives on Employment in the Hospitality and Tourism Sector in Africa

There is missing data on young people’s perspectives of the hospitality and tourism sector, which can hinder the ability of decision-makers to develop sound, youth-friendly programs and policies.

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Widening the University Gate for Talented, Underserved African Youth

How can we design programs that address the imbalance between supply and demand for scholarship money for higher education?

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