Investing in Young People
Our vision is to become Africa’s foremost youth-focused Foundation that helps vulnerable youth to discover their purpose and maximize their potentials.
OKF was established, by Dr Kofi Osei-Kusi, as a vehicle that will invest in young people and create a new breed for public leadership across all spheres. Dr. Osei-Kusi has been involved in mentoring young people for over two decades.
What defines us
As a wise person once put it, ‘You cannot help the poor by being one of them’. We challenge ourselves to practice principles of entrepreneurship and wealth creation in order to generate funding for our humanitarian endeavours, thereby ensuring our efforts are sustainable.
We assertively reject mediocrity, instead embracing uniqueness, innovation and leadership. We exceed expectations, and seek to reflect the highest international standards in everything we do in an effort to be outstanding as individuals—and as an organisation.
Integrity is the be-all and end-all of OKF; forming the key foundation of all we represent and seek to achieve. We are transparent and accountable to ourselves, our partners, the government and other stakeholders. By upholding honesty, responsibility and integrity, we seek to inspire others to do the same.
We believe in the power of knowledge, and so we are constantly learning to find new and better ways of carrying out our work in order to maximise the use of our resources for the effective achievement of our goals.
We consciously look out for the good in ourselves, our organisation and the people around us. We count our blessings, no matter how few they may appear to be, and continuously appreciate everyone who helps us to advance our vision.
We empathise; we feel the pain of others, especially that of the youth population. Our work is driven by our burden to help those in desperate need for support.