The mission of the Africa Scout Foundation is to promote the growth of Scouting and support more young people in Africa to gain knowledge, develop skills and attitudes through quality educational programmes towards creating a better world by continuous accumulation of capital fund. These funds are raised through donations, grants, membership contributions and other legal methods of fundraising. The Foundation also seeks noncapital donations to support specific Scouting projects. This is with a vision of “ensuring a future for Scouting in Africa
On 10 May 2020, the Africa Scout Foundation launched an open-call for Scout-led projects that promote education of active citizens creating positive change in their communities and in the world based on shared values.
By close of the deadline for submissions on 10th June 2020, 209 project proposals were received from 24 NSOs. from which 16 project proposals from 16 NSOs were selected to receive the grant. The projects’ focus varies from response to COVID-19 pandemic to youth programme activities, Better World Framework initiatives and local awareness campaigns focusing on education and creating a culture of peace. All the shortlisted projects demonstrate an aspect of community involvement, in addition to meeting other selection criteria, including the standing of the mother NSO with WOSM.READ MORE