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Maya Foundation - Entrepreneurial Foundation for the Greater Good

Maya Foundation

Organization

Maya Foundation

https://Maya-Foundation.com

Place

Maiduguri, the largest city of Borno State in north-eastern Nigeria.

Purpose

The Project is divided into the following stages:

  1. Investment in school infrastructure to guarantee a proper education quality at the entry-level.
  2. Choosing pupils for scholarships depending on their performance in school for Primary Education support.
  3. Sponsoring pupils’ Secondary education in the best boarding schools in Nigeria that will become the Foundation’s partners and support us by lowering the fees.
  4. Sponsoring pupils’ Tertiary education in the best Universities in Nigeria or abroad that will become the Foundation’s partners and help us by reducing the fees.
  5. Getting internships for the pupils in the international organizations that will become the Foundation’s partners.
  6. Supporting the pupils in getting a well-paid job - so they become financially independent.

Philosophy

We focus on helping talented teen pupils receiving the best grades in school (especially in mathematics) that show interest in science and technology. Through the foundation’s long term support, scholarships, and internship programs, we want them to get good jobs in Finance and IT. We focus on those sectors because that’s where the foundation has most of its corporate partners willing to support us. These are also the sectors we believe have a big future ahead in Africa.

Project Staff

Teachers- Volunteers and Employees of Feed for Life Foundation

Yearly Budget

$100k

Project Lead

Marek Zmyslowski

Marek Zmysłowski is a Polish-born entrepreneur and executive, focused on Online Business and Renewable Energy, passionate about Emerging Markets.

He co-founded Sunroof.se – a 2-in-1 Solar Roofs producer, HotelOnline.co – a Travel Technology Company, and Jumia Travel – Africa’s Biggest Hotel Booking Portal listed on NYSE as part of Jumia Group.

In 2014, he was chosen as one of the Ten Most Important People in Tech by IT News Africa Magazine. He is a Lead Mentor at Google’s Launchpad and World Bank’s XL Africa Program.

Marek is a bestselling author of “Chasing Black Unicorns”, a former snowboard instructor, and a bartender, but his real life goal is simply to leave this World in slightly better shape than what it was when he arrived.

Project Rules

  1. We target those with the “least amount of luck in life” in terms of the circumstances they were born into. In most cases, we support teenage orphan girls from underdeveloped regions dealing with war/terrorist conflicts.
  2. Instead of one-time acts of support towards a wider group, we help a smaller group of those in need. Our support lasts as long as it’s needed, and is focused on making them financially independent as fast as possible.
  3. We don’t want to raise egoists. Besides being financially independent, we will help raise our pupils to become great contributors to society.
  4. We leverage technology as much as we can to guarantee transparency and efficiency of resource distribution.
  5. We stay small and lean to remain as effective and efficient as possible.
  6. We focus on helping talented teen pupils receiving the best grades in school (especially in mathematics) that show interest in science and technology. Through the foundation’s long term support, scholarships, and internship programs, we want them to get good jobs in Finance and IT. We focus on those sectors because that’s where the foundation has most of its corporate partners willing to support us. These are also the sectors we believe have a big future ahead in Africa.
  7. We bring ROI to the charity model. Each foundation’s pupil that becomes financially independent will give back 10% of his/her income to help new pupils.

Program Needs

Online course for 40 South African women artisans about e-commerce

Maya Foundation is organizing an online course for 40 South African women artisans about e-commerce as a COVID-19 business survival mechanism.

40 South African women entrepreneurs will be provided with technical learning, training, and mentoring support on how to start, grow, and scale eCommerce businesses.

Maya Foundation renovates the old school building

We have provided the necessary funds to renovate the old school building, build a new one for additional 100 school pupils. We have also invested in bathrooms and a water tank. There were none before.

Effgg provided funding to fill their school with desks

Back to School Project

Maya Foundation has provided notebooks and writing tools for 300 pupils as well as donated more materials for the school reserve to make sure the school has enough tools for the whole year.

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