GK Folks Foundation A 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization.

Mental Health, Education & Entrepreneurship

OUR INITIATIVES

WE INVEST IN PEOPLE

Mental Health

Overcome the stigma of therapy shaming through advocacy

Education

Scholarships encourage strong academic performance

Entrepreneurship

Opportunity to develop business plans and apply for grants

Message From the Executive Director

WELCOME
GK FOLKS FOUNDATION

Words cannot fully express my gratitude for your interest in, and your support for the mission of the GK Folks Foundation. Over the years, I had the opportunity to work with youth, families and, various African communities supporting them with strategic directions/action plans to address a plethora of challenges.

I am fueled each day because I struggled as an international student when I came to America. For several years, I could not look into the eyes of anyone, whether they were a stranger, acquaintance, or even my colleagues at school/work.

Also, I could not speak in public and as a result held myself back from fully exploring my potential and sharing my talents. I can recall when I finally had the courage to step out of my fears, how disheartening it felt to be ridiculed because of my accent.

Surrounded by other Africans, and seeing that I was not alone in this cultural dilemma, I wanted to do something – I wanted to serve. Hence the birth of the Foundation.

OUR CURRENT PROJECTS

WE’RE MAKING A DIFFERENCE

scholarship Programs

We funds cultural and academic scholarship programs as part of our commitment to make educational resources accessible and affordable to students. 

Business Plan Competitions

The goal of the Business Plan Competitions is to enable young minds to develop sound business plans that solve real issues, implementable, and beneficial to Africa.

Art & Cultural Festivals

We organize various cultural events to celebrate diversity and culture through arts, fashions, music, food, and artist performance. The goal is to develop the public’s interest in the arts and encourage cultural exchange.

Empowerment & Mentorship

Our Project Success, is a career advancement program and GKFolks Konnect, our mentorship program to help  break   stigmatic barriers, give the your confidence, and help them to innovate/ solve real world problems 

therapy shaming ADVOCACY

Our goal is to empower African immigrants and Refugees to overcome the stigma of therapy shaming through advocacy and access to mental health resources.

Africa Do right Awareness

Africa is often known for its corruption among leaders, often misconstrued as a continent littered with poverty and diseases.We believe the youths can change this with a change in mindset.we create awareness by promoting the “dowhatisright4africa” hastag.

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LATEST BLOGS + NEWS

Africa Doesn’t Need More Development Aid, It Needs More Capitalism

Africa Doesn’t Need More Development Aid, It Needs More Capitalism

In 1990, the UN made a commitment to reduce global poverty by 50% within 25 years. That this ambitious goal has been achieved is largely due to China’s success. Within the same period, the percentage of the population living below the poverty line decreased from 56.8% to 42.7% across the continent of Africa. However, with 20% of Africans living under the specter of starvation – a higher percentage than anywhere else in the world – there is still a long way to go.

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Why GkFolks Foundation & Its Programs

For many African Immigrants & Refugees, migrating into the United States can be a miracle and a nightmare all at once because of the “culture shock.” Today, as these sharp and brilliant minds begin to shift the trajectory of their family’s and their families’ futures, they are met with debilitating cultural and societal barriers. We help to remove that though mental health awareness, educational resources, and opportunities