Scholars Community Platform

Project: Research project

Project Details


Scholars Community Platform Lifelong Learning: Research, Framing, Partner Engagement Lifelong Learning: Research, Framing, Partner Engagement In 2015, the partnered with ASU to develop the Scholars Community Platform (i.e., Baobab) to link Scholars with tools, resources and relationships that will support and equip them to build upon their scholarship experiences and achieve impact across sub-Saharan Africa. Based on Baobab's success in engaging 5,000+ current Scholars and alumni on Baobab, the and ASU plan to expand Baobab to the broader alumni network concurrently with the launch of the in-person component of the alumni engagement strategy in 2020. The Scholars Community Platform grant concludes on June 30, 2020 and the initial project scope did not account for an expansion to additional audiences. ASU will apply for a second five-year grant to start in July 2020 in order to fully support Baobab's expansion and scale to 50,000 to 100,000 additional users. Several technical changes will be necessary before opening the platform to the larger alumni network. This proposal outlines the minimum project scope needed prior to the grant renewal to engage additional audiences by the 2020 launch of the in-person component of the s alumni engagement strategy. This work is essential to ensure maximum engagement from the greater alumni network and will lay the groundwork for Baobab to support up to 100,000 African youth. Baobab, Mastercard Foundations digital alumni strategy Since its inception, the has supported young African talent in reaching their potential and making positive changes in their lives and communities. Created to support students in the s Scholars Program, the Baob
Effective start/end date11/1/1512/31/25


  • MasterCard Foundation: $30,991,470.00


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