Global Activism: teaching trades to young people in Africa

October 7, 2010

Produced by Worldview

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(Photo by Bernadette Chopra)
Students in a classroom on Young Africa’s campus in Mozambique

Each Thursday on our Global Activism Series we hear about an individual who’s decided to work to make the world a better place.


Bernadette Chopra is the founder of Young Africa USA. The organization supports vocational training programs in Zimbabwe and Mozambique.

Young Africa was started by two of Bernadette’s closest friends, Raj and Doreen. They believed that some sort of job skills training was missing.  So Raj and Doreen began writing letters to various countries in Africa, with the hope of starting a program.