Our story began in a little classroom at Radford University Ghana 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, only 3% could find formal employment within one year of graduation.
With a desire to change the narrative, and armed with his experience of building a thriving retail business before college, 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 in Africa, the challenge lies in integrating young people into the workforce. There is a big disconnect because even as Africa’s economy is expanding and domestic demand is increasing, youth employment is not.
Hence, we saw a need for an Africa-focused, globally-minded social enterprise that helps young people to discover themselves, and act as catalysts to inspire others to live their lives on their terms. SFAN (Stars From All Nations®) was, therefore, established with the precise vision of raising the next generation of African leaders. Our target audience represents 60% of Africa’s population, and this number will keep growing. Studies have shown that by 2030, 75% of all people under the age of 25 will be of African descent. Our goal is to create frameworks that can help this target audience live to their best potential.
We pride ourselves in our unique taste and sensibility, which allows us 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 apply the principles of design thinking in creating shared value for our stakeholders. We are nimble and a result-driven organization that encourages its employees to be unconventional.
As one person, you can do a lot. But as a team, you can do so much more. We always employ the collective genius of our team while creating mutual benefits for everyone.
Our work is based on principles, our company is rooted in a strong moral foundation.
We believe that an orange seed will produce orange anywhere in the word. Likewise, everyone is a Star. We aim to build a global support system that helps young people live to their best potentials.
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