About Us

Our Impact

Doing Good Work in Africa which was launched during the COVID-19 pandemic is a 501c3 non-profit organization that connects US-based university students to African-based organizations and corporations focused on building and supporting scalable initiatives that foster economic advancement in Africa.


DOWA believes that the challenges we face on the African continent present opportunities, and connecting those with the skills to those working to address these challenges can result in more effective solutions. While we welcome people to come and experience the beauty and benefits of the continent, we believe it would be extremely beneficial to have the change agents amongst them effect exponential change by sharing their knowledge with us, while building a culture of collaboration amongst all stakeholders. Our mission is to connect student interns to organizations doing good, scalable and impactful work in Africa.


Our vision is to create a pipeline of innovators who understand Africa. As entrepreneurs and business leaders of the future, DOWA’s interns are expected to continue contributing to the development of Africa in their respective fields by using the knowledge and experiences from the internships to develop innovative solutions for tackling Africa’s challenges.


  • Connect talented students to African organizations doing good, scalable and impactful work.

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

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


Ola Erogbogbo


Emiola Abass


Core Values


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


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


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


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.


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