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our programs

The Impact We Make

The ADF launched its flagship program, the Amadou Diallo Memorial Scholarship Program, in partnership with the Bronx Community College (BCC), a City University of New York (CUNY) institution two decades ago. With the advent of a powerful Black Lives Matter movement and increased societal focus on racial injustice, the ADF has deepened its impact by expanding its scholarship initiative into a full youth empowerment program to include workforce and leadership development via the following initiatives:

ADF Memorial Scholarship Program

The ADF Memorial Scholarship Program has evolved from a one-off scholarship program to a full academic scholarship that provides mentorship and leadership development from day one through graduation with partner colleges and programs.

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ADF Computer Center — The Bakeli Partnership

Through our Bakeli Partnership, the ADF aims to train 4,000 African youths in web and software development skills over the next four years. A virtual internship program will allow ADF Scholars to learn and grow with organizations across the globe.

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Youth Empowerment & Leadership Campaign

The Youth Empowerment & Leadership program transitions women and girls—particularly in Guinea and Senegal—from just supporting their basic/digital literacy to implementing comprehensive workforce development and entrepreneurial opportunities for the female population in West Africa.

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Bridging the Divide Initiative

The ADF promotes global citizenship by connecting youths in West Africa with the African Diaspora to develop open and resourceful communications. We are building a supportive and empowering youth network that can be mobilized as change agents for sustainable global development.

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