Madelle Kangha is the Founder and President of JumpStart Academy Africa, a for impact social venture which seeks to transform Africa by fixing a broken education system. The Academy ensures inclusive and equitable quality education by improving learning outcomes for young people whilst supporting their personal and professional development.
Since commencing operations in 2014, JumpStart Academy Africa has reached 2500 students across Cameroon and Togo, impacting them in the areas of Academic Excellence, Civic Engagement and Enterprise Creation.
In recognition of Madelle’s work in ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education, Madelle has been featured by Forbes as “Innovative Africans Fixing a Broken Education System”. Madelle has also received awards and recognition from the Queens Young Leaders, American Express Emerging Innovators, Ashoka Changemakers, One Young World and Vital Voices.
Madelle is also the Founder of Youths4Change, a youth-led community-based organization which seeks to build a Cameroon in which every youth is healthy, gainfully employed and participates actively in sustainable nation building. To date, Youths4Change has provided skills training for over 500 youths with disabilities and provided scholarships for them to attend school and engage in entrepreneurial ventures.
Madelle holds a Bachelor of Arts in Law and Anthropology from the London School of Economics; and is an alumnus of the African Leadership Academy, Watson University, and the Monterey Institute of International Studies.. Her vision is that by 2030, the 103 million youth worldwide who currently lack literacy skills will be literate and able to promote sustainable development.