“Education is a powerful driver of development and one of the strongest instruments for
reducing poverty and boosting shared prosperity.” – The World Bank

To ensure our programs are as effective as possible, quantitative impact evaluation is a central part of our mission. See the data below and explore our goals, impact, measurement tools, and long-term outcomes.

our impact goals

Goal 1:

Scholars are smart, skilled, and qualified

Goal 2:

Scholars are serving their communities and becoming local agents for change.

Goal 3:

Scholars are investing in their country and their peers socially and economically.

Goal 4:

Scholars are vision focused and are taking advantage of opportunities.

We gather this data in a few different ways:

Scholar Surveys – We conduct surveys at various points in time throughout our programs to measure scholars’ and entrepreneur’s change over time in comparison to baseline data. We focus on the development of hard and soft skills for our scholars.
Home and Field Visits – We care deeply about each of our scholars and so we take the time to visit them in their homes. In addition to interviews in the field, we also conduct interviews during our monthly group meetings with our scholars. This enables us to get accurate and honest data that is up to date.
SMS Messaging – When we can’t meet with our scholars, we can always text them! If we need a survey or interview question answered, we can easily reach them via SMS messaging and check-in to see how they are doing and get real time data.

DESIRED OUTCOMES

UNIVERSITY
PROGRAM

Investment in an African scholar through an annual Leadership Loan

IMMEDIATE OUTCOMES

– Access to University Education
– Support with Books & Transportation
– Leadership Programming

LONG-TERM OUTCOMES

– University Graduation
– Internships
– Full-Time Employment

LASTING CHANGE FOR COMMUNITIES

– Poverty Reduction
– A New Generation of African Leaders