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Welcome to the Okra Network

A Non-profit connecting individuals and organizations in Africa to solve local problems through networking!
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The Okra Network seeks to provide a platform to those searching for resources to help change the narrative in Africa. We are here to transform the way you connect with Africa by creating a one-stop platform connecting you to causes in Africa and providing you with opportunities to help.

Over 1 billion people, with nearly half under the age of 25, the continent of Africa will be impacted by the volume of the next generation. The Okra Network believes that the catalyst for growth and development lies in human capital. The web continues to be the greatest medium for connecting. Therefore, establishing a space to connect interested people with communities they love is crucial.
Our Story

Who We Are

A team of passionate professionals looking to provide visibility for more organizations in Africa. We are dedicated to bringing you topics and news from the continent because we know you’ve been interested in learning more about the continent.
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We Can Connect You with Your Cause

Here at The Okra Network we provide visibility, network opportunities, and support to individuals and organizations looking to improve livelihoods in Africa. We work throughout all different sectors (Agriculture, Community Development, Education, Environment, Health, Science & Technology, and Sports & The Arts) to promote a wide range of opportunities for work, volunteerism, internships, and more.

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Who are we? The Okra Network

Volunteering in Africa needs to be seen as more than just "free labor". It is a way to improve communities, sharpen new skills, build on your network pool, and even show future employers how much better you are at time management. We partner with organizations working in and Africa to ensure that they continue to be seen by the world.

Network organizations

Act for Change

Act for Change is a youth-led NGO from Ga-Mashie (James Town), Accra, Ghana which uses forum/interactive and popular theatre as well as other participatory methods to advocate social issues that affect communities. 
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TVET is an essential driver of growth and employment in Africa. With the support of its partners, IIEP-UNESCO Dakar has developed strong thematic expertise and an innovative approach to support and strengthen the planning and management of the sub-sector.
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Centre For Transformational Leadership And Development

We are dedicated to fostering transformational and sustainable development by empowering individuals, communities, and institutions to reclaim their rights and dignity.
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Sectors we work in

Community development
Science & Technology