Unveiling Africa was founded in 2006 at the University of Alberta by students who felt compelled by the socio-economic reality in Africa.
The organization was first intended as a platform to promote, debate and dialogue around global issues and specifically Africa-related concerns among Africans in the Diaspora.
Progressively, UVA moved beyond a place for conversation and started building tools and resources to take action for social change, initially focusing on teenagers in Lagos, Nigeria.
Since 2006, UVA has impacted more than 3000 lives and contributed over $30,000 to numerous causes in Africa.
UVA organized more than ten speaker series and cultural events in Edmonton. Through UVA, student groups at the University of Alberta and University of Bristol raised $5,500 for genocide victims in Sudan through the International Rescue Committee.
In Nigeria, UVA has worked with and developed over 2000 teenagers through various community service and leadership initiatives.
Our vision is simply to transform Africa through its youth
To create sustainable social change in Africa, the continent needs a lot of committed citizens with the passion, mindset and skills to drive development. Over half the population of Africa is under the age of 18 and the future of the continent is in their hands.
Unveiling Africa aspires to transform the educational experience of youth by engaging teenagers, nurturing their awareness and equipping them with the skills to foster sustainable social change.
Our mission is “simple”; to develop a generation of African teenagers who are critical thinkers, problem solvers and are passionate about Africa’s development.