About Us

Our Impact

Doing Good Work in Africa (DOWA) which was launched during the COVID-19 pandemic is a 501c3 non-profit organization. DOWA is a free internship placement program for self-motivated, forward-thinking students who seek internships that provide diverse, experiential learning opportunities in high-impact, innovative sectors in Africa.

Mission

DOWA believes that the challenges faced on the African continent present opportunities for brilliant students; through internships, students can learn from innovators. Our mission is to connect students to innovators who are developing solutions to multi-layered challenges that scalable and impactful; as a pipeline to develop future innovators, investors and advocates that can impact their local communities and beyond.

Vision

Our vision is to create a pipeline of innovators, investors and advocates. As entrepreneurs and business leaders of the future, DOWA’s interns are expected to continue contributing to the development of their local communities and beyond; in their respective fields by using the knowledge and experiences from their internship experience to develop innovative solutions for tackling local and global challenges.

Objectives

  • Connect talented students to innovators developing solutions to multi-layered challenges that are scalable and impactful.


  • Engage various stakeholders and foster knowledge sharing between Africans and friends of Africa.


  • Build an ecosystem of future entrepreneurs, innovators and advocates for the world.

Team

Ola Erogbogbo

Co-founder

Emiola Abass

Co-founder

Core Values

TEAMWORK

We work together with mutual respect, partnership, and appreciation of all perspectives and approaches.


INTEGRITY

We will be transparent about the needs of all our stakeholders in order to realize the best matches between students and organizations.


PASSION

We will work with people who are aligned with our vision and work to develop passionate programs to advance our goals.


COMMITMENT

We strive to do the right thing by our stakeholders. Being reliable, taking responsibility and always having DOWA´s mission in mind when faced with tough decisions.


COLLABORATION

We provide all necessary information, materials and support needed to ensure stakeholders have what they need to function at their very best.