Young Africa Works: Hope, Energy and Ingenuity

May 1, 2018

We’re honoured to have collaborated with the innovative team at the Mastercard Foundation on a special project supporting the launch of their Young Africa Works strategy  which aims to reduce poverty on the continent by addressing youth unemployment. They are committed to help enable 30 million African youth—especially young women—to secure dignified, fulfilling work by 2030.

We worked with the foundation to create a book sharing the work and insight of young African artists who submitted artwork in response to the question, “What do you hope for African youth?” This was a unique project for Page Two as it involved reaching out to artists across the African continent for art submissions and helping to review over 500 amazing entries. The caliber of the artwork was incredible and we found the artists’ statements accompanying their submissions captivating. Check out their art and their hopes for their continent here.

We’re proud of the finished product, we feel inspired by these young artists, and we are pleased to help the Mastercard Foundation express its vision for the organization’s new strategy.

Find out more about the foundation’s strategy online and you can explore the digital edition of the  book online as well.