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Focus Areas

Education

Initiating or supporting projects that promote computer literacy, development of marketable skills, providing scholarships for promising young people.

 

promoting innovation and entrepreneurship, private sector managerial skills, funding scholarships and awards for excellence in business, cultural, musical and sporting excellence.

Citizenship

Advancing and building the institutions and practice of democracy, promoting human rights, reconciliation and nation building, encouraging public service and civic responsibility.

 

Funding training programmes that enhance the management of public institutions, good personal and corporate citizenship and community development and awareness.

Heritage

Funding and managing the AFRICAN ORAL HISTORY ARCHIVES.

 

Documenting the untold stories of key events that shaped Africa’s modern history and stimulating debate around major current political developments.

 

Giving unprecedented access to the history makers who were at the heart of these important events.

 

Interpreting the evolution of human values, tolerance and celebrating diversity, understanding our common heritage, respecting key standards that underpin successful societies, learning from the mistakes of the past, and making these learnings widely available.

Environment

Promoting personal, communal, and corporate best practice in matters affecting the environment, sustainable utilization of natural resources, supporting research and development of alternative sources of energy, protection and development of water supply and conservation of Africa’s unique biodiversity.

Capacity Building

One of the most profound changes in Africa in recent years has been the trend towards greater democratisation, the rule of law, respect for human rights, and better governance. The Foundation has funded, and continues to support capacity-building initiatives to consolidate and build upon this trend. These initiatives have entailed education and training in building democratic institutions and processes; the exercise and consolidation of media freedom and other forms of expression; training election officials in multiparty procedures; and assisting the new generation of African leaders in modernising their administrations, and integrating into the global economy. The Foundation continues this work in the belief that it contributes to greater tolerance, understanding, peace, and stability on the continent.