Scholar Spotlight – Civian Kiki Massa

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We are pleased to announce that Civian Kiki Massa, a Jumpstart Academy Africa inaugural alumnus, is currently undertaking a 4 months’ internship with Gifted Mom and Epicentre MSF, Cameroon.

 

12799268_242134849458456_1424983426689741508_nCivian Massa Kiki, a former Student at Government Bilingual High School Ndu and Government High School Talla, joined JumpStart Academy  as an Inaugural Scholar in 2014.

During her time at the Academy, she was one of 50 young people who joined the Inaugural Class Yale Young African Scholars Program 2014. 

Civian just completed her first-year as an inaugural student at the African Leadership University (ALU) Mauritius where she is studying towards a BSc. in Electrical Engineering.

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“Jumpstart Academy Africa has changed my life, my family and community at large.

My family struggled to cover the costs of my education; the Academy provided me with a quality education, opened to a world of opportunities and guided me in all aspects of my life. I am currently pursuing a BSc in Electrical Engineering at the African Leadership University in Mauritius. I hope to to innovate around some of the most pressing problems facing my country and continent.

I firmly believe in the Academy’s s vision of ensuring that young people have quality education with a focus on 21st Century Skills. As an alumnus, I feel deeply connected to the Academy and continue to be a part of the JumpStart Academy Africa network.”

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Lovert Nde heads to the African Leadership Academy!

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We are pleased to announce that Lovert Nde, Design and Training Officer at JumpStart Academy Africa has been selected by the African Leadership Academy (ALA) for the Global Educator Program.

Lovert is among a diverse cohort of educators selected from around the world and will undertake an intensive 4-week immersion into the theory, practice, and execution of ALA’s unique brand of leadership education and development; as a member of the Global Scholars Program (GSP) staff.

Upon successful completion, Lovert will receive first-level certification for teaching short-course programs with ALA. He will join a growing network of educators from Africa and around the world who are committed to re-thinking educational environments that foster 21st century skills.

Congratulations Lovert!

 

 

 

 

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Global Educator Participants with ALA Co-founder Acha Leke

 

Breaking News – JumpStart Academy Africa Scholars in Bamenda take over!

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JumpStart Academy Africa Scholars in Bamenda take over the Student Government at Government Bilingual High School, Downtown Bamenda, Cameroon.

With a student body of about 4000, 20 students  were recently elected to the new student government at Government Bilingual High School, Downtown Bamenda.
We are pleased to announce that 25% of the new student body are JumpStart Academy Africa Scholars as follows:

Noella Nchinda, Student Body President

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Darling Kwenti, Sports Prefect

Noella Nchinda
Student Body President
(current JumpStart Academy Africa Club President)

Esther Muna Eziah
Sanitation Prefect

Endam Blessing
Labour Prefect

Golda Akwa
Cooperative Prefect/Entrepreneurship

Darling Kwenti
Sports Prefect

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JumpStart Academy Africa scholars elected to the student government at Government Bilingual High School Downtown Bamenda with their mentor Nathaniel Kebuya.

We are so proud of these young ladies and say bravo to them and their JumpStart Academy Africa mentor Kebuya Nathaniel!

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Scholar Spotlight – Edwin Tumi

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Edwin Tumi, a Jumpstart Academy Africa inaugural alumnus,  has been recruited by the Cameroon Baptist Convention Health Services to be trained as a Nursing Auxiliary. He hopes to be a medical doctor in the future and this opportunity is a stepping stone for him to begin his career in health care.

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EDWIN’S STORY
Edwin was selected to join the Academy in 2014 as part of the inaugural class.

 A student at Government Bilingual High School Ndu, it was challenging for his family to support his high school education. Faced with this challenge, Edwin decided to use the entrepreneurial leadership training he received at JumpStart Academy Africa to start a poultry farm. He carried out fundraising activities to raise the capital he needed to get started and was able to grow it by bootstrapping the business.

Edwin used the profits from his business to pay for his high school education and he was able to successful run a fully operational poultry whilst studying for his A-Level Examinations.

Edwin’s story underlines the importance of real-world, hands on learning.

That is why we at JumpStart Academy Africa are  focused on “reimagining the purpose of education” and developing “job creators, innovators, solution providers”.

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Matching Grant Challenge Completed!

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Dear Friends,

As you may recall, the Umsizi Fund Pledged to match any donation of $15,000 made to Jumpstart Academy Africa.

We are pleased to announce that we have completed the Matching Grant Challenge thanks to Amy Brakeman and Ellen Parker.

Thank you to all our donors for supporting us and equipping us to make a difference in the lives of youth across Cameroon and Nigeria.

For more information on ways to invest in the Academy, please visit our website

Sincerely,
The Team at Jumpstart Academy Africa

Co-founder of JumpStart Academy Africa selected for the African Educator Program

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We are pleased to announce that our co-founder Omotola Akinsola has been selected to be part of the African Educator Program hosted by the African Leadership Academy(ALA) in partnership with the MasterCard Foundation. The African Educator Program is run by ALA’s Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (CEL).

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Omotola Akinsola (CEO) and Victoria Ibiwoye (Mentor) received the the 21st Century African Educator Scholarship to attend the training which will hold from February 14th – 25th, 2016.

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JumpStart Academy Africa Launches “Back to School” Campaign across Cameroon and Nigeria

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‘Back to School Week’ is a global campaign running from February 1st to 8th to galvanize people around the world to think about how they can support their former schools. A key element of the #backtoschool campaign is the question “What advice would you give to your 16 year old self”?
Joining the #backtoschool campaign, Okawa Shaznay, Nollywood actress from Cameroon had the following remarks:

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The “Back to School” campaign will see a mass movement of people turning their social media profiles to their old school photos and posting their advice to their 16-year-old selves. It will also see mobilization of alumni to support current students in schools in Pakistan, Spain, the UK, Kenya, Sierra Leone, Liberia, India, Cameroon, Nigeria and beyond.
People around the world are invited to sign www.myalumnipledge.org and make a commitment to their former schools. They will be supported by a new series of guides for alumni volunteers and a piece of global research into how to build alumni communities. All will be made freely available from Future First Global.
For more information about “Back to School” Week in Cameroon and Nigeria and to get involved, please contact us at info@jsaafrica.org

 

 

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