The Youth Entrepreneurship Fund will work with local and international NGO partners to identify promising young students—especially women and members of refugee communities based on Africa—providing scholarships and loans for them to attend Africa Integra’s partner universities, including the University of Ghana. While pursuing the entrepreneurship curriculum, students will develop business plans and present them to the Fund, which will make early stage investments to help these businesses succeed.
Through its scholarships and investments, the Fund will not only empower young entrepreneurs to become the leaders of their generation, but it will also begin to address the crisis of unemployment among young adults, especially in Africa’s urban centers.
Assumes 20% employment among graduates, a starting salary of $2,834, 6.5% annual growth rate, 3% decrease annually due to attrition, a discount rate of 16.5% and a 30% income tax rate.
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