Make a Difference

Let's create shared opportunities and a prosperous future

Invest in yourself, invest in humanity

When you learn something new you are taking control of your future and happiness. We believe in sharing that same opportunity with people less fortunate.

Choose from any of the 1300 certified online courses on U3A Nigeria and we’ll donate a course on your behalf to someone in need.

When you invest in yourself, you invest in humanity.

1 Purchased = 1 Donated

Access to learning resources, equipment and connectivity isn’t available for everyone. For every course that you purchase, we’ll give one free course to someone who needs it most.

To turn this concept into reality and make sure that the courses make their way to people who can really benefit we have partnered with charitable organisations worldwide catering to people from many different backgrounds, with different needs. When you learn, you support inclusive sustainable development that makes a difference.

Just one online course can change lives and has the power to bring happiness!

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Our Goals

Our initiative works in line with the Goal #4 of the United Nations’ Global Goals for Sustainable Development, promoting quality education for all. Our ongoing efforts aim to reach the following goals over the next decade:

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  1. Help reduce illiteracy by 5% in less economically developed countries
  2. Provide essential workplace skills to 5 million people who are rehabilitating and rebuilding their lives
  3. Give access to key competencies to 3 million young people to increase their chances of employability

Our Partners

Evolvin’ Women

Evolvin’ Women is a socially responsible platform for sourcing female talents in hospitality. The organization connects hospitality partners to women from developing countries who lack access to quality education and employment opportunities due to personal, political or cultural circumstances. Women join a Pop Up Academy and together with U3A Nigeria and other educational partners, prepare to secure international entry-level employment and return to a job in their home country where they become a contributor to their family, community and national economic growth.

Yayasan Usaha Mulia (YUM)

“Yayasan Usaha Mulia” means “Foundation for Noble Work”. YUM is a non-profit organization that works to improve the quality of life of the poor in Indonesia. Indonesia has seen widespread development, but with the fourth largest population in the world, there are still many areas where there is a severe lack of proper health, education and community services. YUM has worked for more than four decades in this vast archipelago to support communities, to give them hope and a way out of the cycle of poverty through their Education, Health and Community Development projects.
Together with local trainers, U3A Nigeria supports YUM in enhancing youth employment by providing English classes to the young people supported by YUM’s Vocational Training Centers in Cipanas and Central Kalimantan.

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Develop Africa

Develop Africa is a non-profit organization founded with the aim of facilitating meaningful and sustainable development in Africa. Develop Africa provides school supplies, scholarships, solar lights (so kids can study at night), mosquito nets (to keep children safe from malaria), computer/vocational training, but also microfinance loans, orphan care, and disaster relief. This helps them become self-sufficient and rise above the poverty line. When individuals and families are strengthened, they can contribute towards community, national and international progress.

Develop Africa was born out of the vision that human resource development is the key to improving nation-building capacity in Africa. Develop Africa is involved in a range of programs in Africa supporting education, microfinance and small businesses, job skills/leadership development training etc.

U3A Nigeria is proud to supports Develop Africa by providing Computer and Workplace Essentials courses.

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WISER provides everything a girl needs to be successful including — clothes, books, safe housing, female role models, leadership training, healthy food, mosquito nets, HIV education, and essential medicine.

WISER is also committed to providing engaged and supportive teachers who live on campus. These role models spend time during the evenings and weekends empowering girls through competitive sports, academic clubs and competitions, career counselling, and academic tutoring. WISER is committed to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education for girls and all students have access to a computer lab as well as two university-quality science labs.

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SmartLife, a Dubai based non-profit organization works tirelessly to teach blue-collared workers in the UAE, necessary skills such as speaking English. It conducts numerous activities both educational and recreational in Dubai with the help and support of selfless volunteers to help these workers learn new skills that can potentially transform their careers and lives.

Suggest an organization

We’re always keen to grow our network of partners. If you know a charity that could benefit from our learning resources, feel free to contact us using the form.

Are you a company with an education-focused CSR mission?

Tell us about how you’re trying to make the world a better place through education and which charities you’re supporting. We’d love to explore potential partnership opportunities and contribute to making an even bigger impact. Fill in the form to get the conversation started!

DISCLAIMER: we do not accept applications for religious, political organizations or those engaged in political activities (e.g., lobbying, community organizing, campaign advertising, etc.)

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