Gifted children are those who by virtue of their outstanding abilities are capable of high levels of expertise and performance.
This top 5% of the population, by academic ability, require an enhanced and extended approach to meeting their educational needs and unleashing their full potential.
Africa has a population of a billion people, with about 400 million (40%) below the age of 15. There are therefore a staggering 20 million gifted children spread across 53 countries in Africa, and 4 million of them fall into the top 1% and would be considered “genius” level anywhere in the world.
It is both a practical necessity and a moral imperative that the 20 million gifted and talented young people of Africa are identified and developed to their utmost potential, for themselves, for their own countries and for the entire continent of Africa.
The African Gifted Foundation’s mission is to make this happen.
African Gifted Foundation’s aim is to set the benchmark for gifted education and to lead by example by delivering high quality gifted educational opportunities to hundreds of gifted young people each year, in cooperation with leading African universities.
We intend to identify and establish a membership network across Africa of 10,000 gifted young people by 2015 and to direct the continent’s and the world’s premier universities towards Africa’s top 5% gifted population and specifically to the 10,000 members of the African Gifted Foundation.
We aim to become a focus for African expertise and research in gifted education, and a catalyst for the widespread provision of gifted education across Africa.