Africa Digital Media Literacy Programme

Africa Digital Media Literacy Programme

AFRICA DIGITAL MEDIA LITERACY PROGRAMME is a 1-3-months, full-time ICT vocational training program on digital media skills.

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Small Business Development Program

Small Business Development Program

We offer promising young entrepreneurs access to business training, resources and financial support.

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Farm Africa Business Program

Farm Africa Business Program

Farm Africa Business Program provides opportunities for young people to learn and improve their agribusiness skills.

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Classes in Film-making, Arts & Productions

Classes in Film-making, Arts & Productions

We offer an intensive, hands-on & affordable education opportunity to young Africans in Television & Film production.

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Our Main Courses

We offer an intensive, hands-on. total immersion approach to learning, no previous experience is required, because we believe "its an ability in every man to learn any skill he is willing to when subjected to the right learning environment." We have Short term Programs | Long term Programs | Weekend Programs.

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Our Featured Courses

Are you seeking skills that provides the opportunity to become a community leader or social entrepreneur with high performance and impactful results? If so, the Academy for Rollback Unemployment Campaign courses and programs are designed for students and young people desire to be part of impacting Africa’s leadership, economy and digital future.


Academy for Rollback Unemployment Campaign is charged with the responsibility to frontier quality and affordable employment, career and entrepreneurship education for young Africans with the sole purpose of combating the increasing rate of youth unemployment in Africa. The Academy serves as one the tools of The Stage Africa Foundation to achieve the goals of Rollback Unemployment Campaign

Academy for Rollback Unemployment Campaign

In 2017, actions were developed and directed by a unified Civil Society Organizations effort led by The Stage Africa Foundation to start a social movement to reduce the increasing rate of youth unemployment in Africa. The social movement is what is called today as Rollback unemployment campaign. Part of the objective of the campaign is to provide enterprise education and skill training to as many young Africans as possible. Hence the reason for the creation of an Academy that will carry out the activities of the training.

Academy for Rollback Unemployment Campaign is created as the Centre for Entrepreneurial, Leadership and digital skill development for young Africans, a place to not only develop leaders for African’s revolution, but also to gather creative young leaders, young professionals & IT experts to push Entrepreneurial Leadership and digital revolution forward across Africa thereby creating more employment opportunities for many unemployed or underemployed Africans. Today, through the Academy, we have pinpointed the mindsets, skills, and behaviors on which the leaders of the future should focus. We are leveraging on the experience of able mentors to exponentially grow the reach and impact of our mission while simultaneously empowering young professionals and entrepreneurs to expedite their own success.

We are connecting a global Entrepreneurial Leadership education community of young African professionals and innovators. We equip them with the necessary tools to start, build and grow Entrepreneurial and Leadership organizations that can drastically impact the African economic and leadership systems. Alumni join our online community, where innovative educators from around the world offers support to help them strengthen their work.

Whether you’re looking for a new job or want to start your own business, or get some new digital skills to help your business goals? These courses at Academy for Rollback Unemployment Campaign will help you develop new, more advanced skills for career, leadership and business success.

Our Leadership Programme

The Academy Leadership programme is anchored on leadership development for each student. Students will internalize and practice leadership principles through weekly learning opportunities. Each student will also participate in our Leadership Class (LC) where they will get a deep understanding of leadership principles and its manifestations – with focus on Servant Leadership.

Academy During Leadership Classes, students will explore each of these principles and learn behaviors that will serve as the basis for learning to both lead and follow. These behaviors will serve as a guide for explaining, appreciating, and learning how leaders have a positive influence on others.

The Leadership Classes will also focus on the following 5 transformational leadership essentials:

  • Character
  • Service to all
  • Effective communication
  • Teamwork
  • Building partnerships

Students will have multiple opportunities to demonstrate their leadership development throughout the year. Each student will participate in Academy-wide projects that are also designed to promote leadership development.

Our Entrepreneurship Programme

The Academy Entrepreneurship Programme (EP) will be intertwined with the Leadership Classes (LCs), and each student will be expected to participate in both.

This programme is unique to Academy for Rollback Unemployment Campaign and is designed to mirror reality. To this end, the Academy will partner with individuals and corporates to offer mentorship and managerial advice. Our students will be required to draw start-up business plans and present them to a board of experts (and/or financiers).

They will also be given real life predicaments through which they will be guided to activate business and social entrepreneurial ideas and opportunities addressing the situation presented. In the spirit of simplicity, it is based on the founding principles of Asset Based Community Development (ABCD); they will primarily employ the use of locally available resources to come up with innovative, practical, appropriate, adaptive, sustainable and affordable win-win solutions.

Academy Leadership & Entrepreneurship Curriculum

These customized leadership and entrepreneurship programmes engage students in exercises and experiential activities that allow them to understand, appreciate and nurture various leadership and entrepreneurship essentials. They will generally be centered on (but not limited to) the broad areas of:

  • Personal mastery and branding.
  • Talent identification and management.
  • Reading trends for expanded worldviews and increased global awareness.
  • Multiple intelligences – emotional, intellectual, social, cultural.
  • Value systems.
  • Conflict management.
  • Enterprise facilitation.
  • Fund/resource raising and management.
  • Business planning and project cycle management.
  • Marketing (goods, services & social marketing).
  • Proof of concept.
  • Advocacy/Activism.
  • Corporate governance.
  • Harnessing technology positively.
  • Social responsibility.
  • Environmental stewardship.
  • Presentation skills – communication and non-fiction literacy proficiency

The Academy Leadership & Entrepreneurship Outreach Programmes

Beyond in-house trainings, The Academy for Rollback Unemployment Campaign will also offer Leadership and Entrepreneurship Courses (LECs) including Digital Skills externally – all across Africa. These will be to:

  1. School Prefects and/or Student Union leadership.

Customized courses targeting student leaders in:

  • Primary Schools.
  • Secondary/High schools.
  • Universities and other tertiary institutions.


  1. Teachers

They exert influence in molding individuals, therefore teachers play a very significant part in empowering humanity. Academy for Rollback Unemployment Campaign will have a comprehensive LEC program for both primary school and high school teachers – to open them to appreciate the vital role they play in shaping the future. This will be targeted towards teachers across key African regions.

  1. Post-Secondary Career Development

One of the biggest challenges afflicting many young people is “what next – after high school”. This can be attributed to weak (or non-existent) career development structures at the high school level.

Based on the Academy for Rollback Unemployment Campaign goals to empower future-ready leaders & entrepreneurs, this programme will be open to ALL post-secondary students and will run for 1-3 months.

  1. The Academy Corporate Programme

The Academy for Rollback Unemployment Campaign has a consummate Leadership and Entrepreneurship team comprising of both local and foreign experts, with previous experiences and requisite training in human resource development and organizational management. The Academy will therefore partner with emerging entrepreneurs and other organizations to develop customized leadership development packages for all cadres of their employees, with a focus on those leading teams (or work in a team).

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Our Most Popular Courses

There are various kinds of courses available: from online courses to summer courses and intensive courses. Courses serve a multitude of purposes for different students: they are sometimes used to bridge the gap between different phases of academic study, or to provide additional professional training and qualifications. There are courses in a wide variety of subjects, from leadership to entrepreneurship, food and agro studies to fashion and music. The variety of different courses can be overwhelming - don't let it stop you! Start your search by looking at the most popular courses listed below.

Digital Media & IT

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Our Academy Faculty Leadership

The Academy faculty provides insights, thought leadership and support to all Academy members. Our faculty also has input on emerging HR topics to ensure the Academy is always future-focused.

Dr John Karalas, Ph.D.

Dr John Karalas, Ph.D.

Chairman Faculty Board
Chipo. Nyambuya

Chipo. Nyambuya

Faculty Member for Entrepreneurship
Ragne Sinikas

Ragne Sinikas

Leadership Program Team Lead
Amb David James

Amb David James

Director of Academics
Godspower A. Wealth

Godspower A. Wealth

Programs Coordinator
Fred James

Fred James

Asst. Programs Coordinator








The Academy Alumni Experience

At the Academy for Rollback Unemployment Campaign, we believe that it takes several years to become a transformative leader, and we continuously engage with and support our students in their transition to leadership, as they start careers, launch ventures, and pursue their goals beyond the Academy walls. The Academy provides alumni with life-long access to powerful networks, support and opportunities that will accelerate their impact and leadership journeys.


From career and internship opportunities, career coaching to conferences and professional development opportunities around the globe, the Academy…


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Careers and Internships

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Career Mentorship and Coaching

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Local and Global Conferences

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  • Academy for Rollback Unemployment Campaign
  • Through the academy, we provide both employment and entrepreneurship training and development opportunities to young Africa under the Rollback Unemployment Campaign