Our Story

Guided by the belief that every child should have the chance to access education, the Youth Compass Foundation was founded in 2019 as a pilot project. Thomas and Taslim, the two co-founders, realized the huge impact one euro raised in Europe can have on people and society in Africa, and decided to realize this potential for a good cause. With Taslim’s knowledge about the challenges and choices in his home country Nigeria, and Thomas experience in Venture Capital, the two guys joined forces and successfully raised their first funds in early 2019. Later that year, the first projects were executed and reached more than 12,000 young people in Nigeria.

Fast forward, today we have grown to a German-Nigerian organization with legal entities in both countries.Utilizing the valuable CEMS network, we at Youth Compass Foundation recruited a diverse team of ambitious and impact-driven young people from five different countries. In the past months we put a lot of work, tears, and sweat into the professionalization of our operations, our fundraising processes, and our transparency measures. We are proud to welcome you on our new website and hope you will join us on our journey to a world where every child has the chance to enjoy education.