Preparatory Educational Program (PREP) or A-RA Clubs equip African Youth through registered extra-curricular programs that nurture talent and creativity, constructive debates, community service, and prepare students for productive careers after school. ARA clubs build on the success of the previously organized Trademark ARA Debates in Cameroon which involved participation of over 30000 students, in partnership with Cameroon Radio and Television, The Ministry of National Education, and Africans in Diaspora who provided prizes. To register a club, contact us or GO TO PREP ACTION CENTER
Research shows there is great need to prepare African students for life after school, help them have jobs & a productive career as a return on the educational investment from their parents, and to help them realize their full potential and become ambassadors of positive social change in their communities and around the world. Many academic programs in Africa have a rigorous curriculum for traditional, commercial, and technical education. However, after the sacrificial investments made by sponsors such as poor women in our SIM program (project 1), many graduates end up unemployed, and go back to the village to live with their parents again, resulting in unrealized potential to serve as a valuable resource for their families, communities, and the world.
Preparatory Educational Program (PREP):
PREP supports registered extra-curricular programs that nurture talent/creativity/constructive debates, encourage community service, and prepare African students for life after school. Students form African Renaissance Ambassador (ARA) clubs in their institution. ARA Corp provides guidelines and a menu of program activities: Debate, Community service, Talent expression, etc associated with points. Clubs get support, prizes and awards based on the number of points they get.
ARA organizes summer programs on career development, job-linkage, entrepreneurship, community service,
ARA provides support for innovative business ideas by young Africans, and most talented youth identified by their peers in the ARA club.
Arts, Socio-economic Renaissance
Empowered African Youths can debate about their future and find solutions to African problems and contribute to finding solutions to 21st century world challenges. Over 30000 students participated in pioneering debates broadcast on CRTV
Unleashed Innovation, and creativity of the best of young Africans evident in, transformative new ideas, talent discovery, innovative business start-ups.
Increased employment of African youth
Increased number of African youth participating in community service and becoming ambassadors for positive social change (aka African Renaissance Ambassadors)
Outreach to orphans to support them through primary and scondary schools:
PREP: Equipping African Youth
Dr Kenneth Numfor
Mrs Jenny Asana