Our story began in a little classroom at Radford University in late 2013. Our founder, Tom-Chris Emewulu was studying for a B.Sc. degree when he read a report stating that of all 66,000 students that graduate in the country annually, only 3% could find formal employment within one year of graduation. With self-realization and a desire to change the narrative, he invited his friends to join forces with him in bridging education and employment to empower.
As they embarked on this journey, they uncovered a much broader challenge: Youth unemployment is not only a major challenge in Ghana but also on the entire continent. Although there have been tremendous improvements in economic activities and business practices in Africa, the challenge lies in integrating young people into the workforce. There is a big disconnect because, although the economy is expanding and domestic demand is increasing, youth employment is not. Hence the need for an Africa-focused, globally-minded platform that helps young people to discover themselves and in turn act as catalysts to inspire others to live their lives on their terms.
SFAN was, therefore, established with a precise vision to raise the next generation of African leaders by accomplishing the following goals:
Help young people have a smooth transition from education to work through coaching, skills development, entrepreneurship support, and job/internship placement.
Provide opportunities for young people to turn their passions into careers through EPIC events that create platforms for quality networking, knowledge sharing, and funding.
Build a vibrant, global community of transformational leaders by creating frameworks that help like-minded innovators to connect and collaborate with each other.
Our intention is to continually create magic moments for our clients and deliver our services to high standards.
We deliver on our promise, we follow through, we are progressive always and in everything.
We are a nimble, forward-thinking, and decisive organization that encourages its employees to be unconventional.
We believe that a team is nothing but the sum of its members; we always strive to work as one big happy unit.
Our work is based on principles, our company is rooted in a strong moral foundation.
We believe that everyone is a star. Therefore, we’re building a community that helps young people access opportunities globally.
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