VOICES UNITE FOUNDATION NPC
Voices Unite was conceptualised in 2018 by In On Africa (IOA), a research firm that strives to accelerate African development by ensuring data-driven decision-making. It was launched as a game-changing digital platform in February 2020, with the overarching objective of unifying the voices of tomorrow’s leaders.
Through this platform, Voices Unite has rolled-out the largest youth-focused digital research study in South Africa, with the aim of surveying at least 30,000 youth across the country aged 18-34 to guide and inform real change – and ultimately scale across Africa.
Voices Unite Foundation NPC has been created as the medium through which research focused on the views and perspectives of young people can be used to inform and create real change. This will be done in collaboration with Voices Unite partners, with the voices of the youth (data from the platform and involvement of Voices Unite members) at the centre of new projects and programmes aimed at addressing the various issues and challenges faced by young people.
Our aim is to unify and amplify the voices of the youth in order to create real change. It is our belief that the use of good, reliable data derived from the Voices Unite platform can inform programmes and projects that are directed at remedying the challenges experienced by young people.
"As a young South African, I believe the Voices Unite Foundation is an effort that can change the lives of the youth for the better. I am excited to be part of VUF because it is a youth-led initiative that can produce evidence-based and youth-focused solutions concentrating on challenges that are pertinent to the experiences of young people."
"Voices Unite has uniquely placed itself at the heart of youths' matters to effectively make a difference in their lives. Watching the development of what is to come is amazing - especially when you know it's impact will shake the course of time."
"The Voices Unite Foundation is all about action and creating change that is guided by the voices of young people. Youth across the African continent will no longer just be heard and then overlooked – they will be listened to, engaged with, and empowered to lead us to a bright future.”
"The Voices Unite Foundation is at its core, a changemaker; working hand in hand with young people and other likeminded youth organisations to both ascertain and provide lasting solutions to untold challenges plaguing our youth. Meaningful and effectual collaboration amongst society's stakeholders is thus key to comprehensive development within this space - and that is what we endeavour to accomplish."
"Voices Unite Foundation will be an imminent source of information on Africa’s youth. A mechanism to boost collaboration between governments, civil society, the private sector, and other stakeholders. Addressing the data gap is imperative to shape and empower our leaders of tomorrow."
"From the onset, the Voices Unite platform has been a medium to better understand the lived realities of the youth. The platform has allowed us to gather data on the perceptions and opinions of the youth on a myriad of topics. We needed an entity that would allow us to use this data in an impactful and sustainable manner… that entity is the Voices Unite Foundation NPC.”