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Our mission is to educate and empower the world’s youth to address social issues and create social change. We connect youth from different countries using low cost online tools to discuss and learn about a critical issue facing their communities.  We then match youth with local organizations to complete projects to combat that issue. Since 2010, Focal Point Global has implemented youth projects – US-Southern Africa HIV/AIDS Education Initiative and US-Cameroon Child Trafficking Awareness Project – reaching nearly 50 youth from underserved communities in the US, Cameroon, and Namibia.

We measure success based on what the youth take away from our projects. Our youth projects are 3 months long, and consist of interactive virtual exchanges and service learning events. During our projects we collect pre and post tests, video and written testimonies from participating youth to get their perspective of the project. After the project concludes, we follow up with the youth 6 months later to catch up with them about what they have done around HIV or child trafficking.

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