CorpsAfrica: Peace Corps by and for Africans

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Modeled after the Peace Corps, CorpsAfrica empowers African youth to work with local communities, emphasizing local ownership, collaboration, and participatory development. CorpsAfrica founder comments, “We’re creating a second Peace Corps, by and for Africans”. The organization aims to create a lasting impact by addressing community needs through a transformative and scalable model. Volunteers work for one year in high-poverty villages to direct scarce NGO resources to communities that need them. Operating in nine African countries, including Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Morocco, Rwanda, Senegal, and Uganda, CorpsAfrica addresses two of Africa’s pressing challenges: creating opportunities for youth and helping rural communities overcome poverty.


Mvemba is joined by Liz Fanning, Founder and CEO of CorpsAfrica, to discuss the ideas, challenges, and successes of CorpsAfrica as well as the ways African youth are engaging with the organization.