The Foundation is working to secure a land lease for a 2,000 acres property in Cameroon (“the Parcel”). The Parcel will become the base where the Foundation’s programmatic agenda will be carried out. During Phase 1, the Foundation will make its key focus on educational programs and needs assessment.
Education will be a theme that carries on throughout this program and the Foundation’s portfolio of programs. Early in the process, the Foundation will work to establish a fellowship program that brings the best and brightest minds of Africa to the Parcel. Once there, the young minds will have the opportunity to learn from global mentors, do hands-on training, experience each other’s company and ideas, and begin formulating their own projects and solutions.
Meanwhile, the Foundation will start working on a needs assessment analysis conducted by experienced consultants and/or organizations to elucidate the most pressing needs of the people (such as housing, healthcare, access to water, etc.) and potential solutions. The process will put an emphasis on inclusion of local voices needing to be heard.
The Foundation fellows will have the opportunity to study the results of the needs assessment and prepare ideas, inventions, projects and programs that will address those needs. The fellows with the best and brightest ideas will receive a grant from the Foundation to implement their ideas.