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Mastercard Foundation

Mastercard Foundation seeks a world where everyone has the opportunity to learn and prosper.
Through its Young Africa Works strategy and Canadian EleV program, the Foundation works with
partners to ensure that millions of young people, especially young women, access quality
education, financial services, and dignified work. Mastercard Foundation was established
in 2006 through the generosity of Mastercard when it became a public company. The Foundation
is independent with its own Board of Directors and CEO.

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About Young Africa Works

Young Africa Works is Mastercard Foundation’s strategy to enable 30 million young people,
particularly young women, across Africa to access dignified and fulfilling work.

Africa will be home to the world’s largest workforce, with 375 million young people entering the
job market by 2030. With the right skills, these young people will contribute to Africa’s global
competitiveness and improve their lives and those of their communities.

Mastercard Foundation will implement Young Africa Works in 10 African countries in collaboration
with governments, private sector, entrepreneurs, educators, and young people. The first phase
of countries identified by Mastercard Foundation are Rwanda, Kenya, Ghana, Senegal, Ethiopia,
Uganda, and Nigeria.