"We have a responsibility to create a new generation of success within the African people."
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The Dafe Oweh Family Fund for Africa (DOFFA) prioritizes the pillars of Diversity, Opportunity, Family, Financial Freedom and Actualization to realize Impact for our underserved communities and marginalized populations in Africa and across the Diaspora.
In line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, DOFFA is committed to alleviating human suffering, mitigating economic disadvantage, fostering education and entrepreneurship, helping to develop the next generation of critical thinkers, problem-solvers and future leaders, while targeting and addressing some of our most pressing environmental, society and economic mandates.
DOFFA offers annual educational scholarships to youth in the United States and Africa who meet certain criteria of academic excellence, community impact and/or responsible environmental/ social/economic stewardship. Applications, along with theme and criteria for the annual scholarships will be posted on the DOFFA website.
DOFFA is committed to providing the tools, resources and seed capital for aspiring young African and minority entrepreneurs. Hosting the Lions Den business pitch contests across the USA and Africa, DOFFA will invest in compelling business models, providing pre-seed and seed capital, helping innovative new businesses to not only take root, but to soar. Lions Den contest dates and locations are posted on the website annually.
GLOBAL INNOVATION HACKATHONS
DOFFA hosts periodic innovation hackathons, gathering teams of youth at the secondary and post-secondary levels, tasking teams of youth to hack apart a variety of critical environmental or societal challenges through innovation, presenting their solution to a panel of judges. Teams are presented with the challenge, for which they analyze and brainstorm the problem developing the business model, steps of execution and ultimately, presenting their solution to a team of panelists. The DOFFA hackathons provide youth with an opportunity and platform to showcase their talents, critical and creative thinking, and innovative ideas, to compete for monetary prizes.