Who we are

Advance Afrika is a registered not-for-profit non-governmental organization which aims at contributing to a safe and free society that upholds the dignity of every person. We seek innovative approaches for creating sustainable sources of livelihood in order to foster resilience among vulnerable people and social justice in the region.

We work with vulnerable youth, including but not limited to prison inmates and ex-inmates whom we assist by supporting them with knowledge and skills to seek work, develop decent enterprises and/or expand their already existing businesses. At the same time, we promote relationships between citizens and authorities in order to improve reciprocal understanding and trust.

Our Vision

A safe and free society where young people live with dignity and realise their full potential.

Our Mission

We address the root causes of vulnerability by developing opportunities for economic empowerment and transforming the social functionality of communities.

Core Values

  • Courageous leadership

    In Advance Afrika, we are leaders of change. We are courageous in tackling difficult challenges, we boldly inspire, innovate and break new ground. We are quick to explore new ways of doing things, learn and grow; and we influence others to do the same.

  • Passion

    We are all committed to making a difference. We want to transform the lives of vulnerable people, adding lasting values to our society. This means that we care deeply about achieving a positive impact – we are engaged, results focused, and deliver our promises.

  • Appreciation

    We respect and value all who we work with. We seek to recognize and affirm each other’s differing gifts and insights; celebrating diversity. We champion human dignity. We are optimistic, behaving kindly and respectfully; in times of conflict we seek to reconcile different interests.

  • Professionalism

    We aim for high standards of quality and excellence in all that we do; seeking to discover and deliver best practice. We are disciplined, honest, accountable and transparent so that we build trust with our stakeholders. We are good stewards of the resources entrusted to us, aiming to give value for money.