ISM Ziguinchor

Sector of activity: Education & Training
Status: Financement d'amorçage
Entrepreneur: Georges Bernard Ndèye
Country: Senegal
A propos:

The Senegalese education sector's liberalisation has led to the significant development of higher education schools and private universities, providing students with a wide choice. 

Among them, one group stands out, the ISM group with its approximately 10,000 students and its 12 campuses throughout the country (Thiès, Saint-Louis, Mbour, Kaolack, etc.). Located in Casamance in south of the country, the ISM Ziguinchor management school was created in 2006. Its objective is to train the leaders of tomorrow, by promoting a hand on learning and an entrepreneurial approach. Its curricula are based on the LMD system and offer courses in various fields such as finance, law, human resources, management, etc. These programs are open not only to students but also to young professionals.  

At the same time, to fight the school dropout rate that affects the region, ISM Ziguinchor has launched in 2019 the École des Savoirs-Faire (ESF), a technical and vocational training school. The ESF allows high school dropouts or non-baccalaureate holders to acquire professional skills that facilitate their insertion into the labor market. In addition to vocational certificate programs, ESF also offers intensive preparation courses for the Baccalaureate exam. 

 

THE ENTREPRENEUR

Georges Bernard Ndeyes is the general administrator of ISM Ziguinchor. He was trained in management at ISM, followed by a degree in history from Cheikh Anta Diop University in Dakar.  He returned to ISM in 1988, where he served as project manager and then assistant to the director¸ in charge of implementing the group in Casamance. 

 

PARTNERSHIP WITH I&P

Through its I&P Education and Employment program, I&P has committed to ISM Ziguinchor to : 

 Make targeted investments (equipment, pedagogical content, teacher training and academic partnerships) 

Strengthen their digital capacity through the acquisition of more modern computer equipment 

⇒ Promote greater social inclusion within the school by funding scholarship programs, with a focus on women's empowerment. 

 

EXPECTED IMPACTS 

 Improve the attractiveness of the training offer throughout the Casamance region and in neighboring countries 

 Strengthen the local employability of youth 

 Enable youth, women and vulnerable populations to access adequate training through a scholarship system 

 

A COMPANY SUPPORTED BY THE PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN I&P AND MASTERCARD FOUNDATION 

Since February 2021, I&P has partnered with Mastercard Foundation in its I&P Education to Employment initiative, a joint financing program aimed at improving access to relevant and quality education on the African continent. 

The partnership between I&P Education to Employment and Mastercard Foundation specifically aims to support 30 education entrepreneurs in 3 target countries (Ivory Coast, Ghana, Senegal) over 3 years. The partner companies will receive funding and technical assistance to support them in their digital transformation, resilience, and growth strategy as well as in the implementation of social inclusion and employability measurement mechanisms. 

 

More information

www.ismcasamance.sn

Learn more about the I&P Education to Employment program 

In portfolio since: 2022
Ziguinchor

Groupe ISI

Sector of activity: Education & Training
Status: Financement d'amorçage
Entrepreneur: Abdou Sambe
Country: Senegal
A propos:

The ISI group (Institut Supérieur d'Informatique) is a private educational group, founded in 1994. The group represents 2,500 students, spread over 9 campuses of which 7 campuses are located in Senegal and 2 in Mauritania. The ambition of the group is to participate in the training offer diversification in Senegal and the sub-region. The opening of campuses in the regions is a strong aspect of its strategy, willing to participate in the revitalization of the Senegalese regions. ISI Group offers training in 2, 3 and 5 years in the fields of computer engineering, networks and systems, and management. 

In 2019, the group entered into a partnership with Huawei, one of the world's leading providers of infrastructure and smart devices in the field of information and communications technology (ICT). This partnership trains students in ICT and provides essential digital skills. 

 

THE ENTREPRENEUR

An engineer by training and a graduate of Laval University in Canada, Mr. Abdou Sambe also holds a degree in business administration from Cheick Anta DIOP University in Dakar, Senegal. He has been leading ISI since its creation in 1994. The promoter has a very social vision for access to quality training for all, hence the decentralization of its campuses throughout the country for better social inclusion. 

 

PARTNERSHIP WITH I&P 

Through its I&P Education and Employment program, I&P is committed to working with the ISI Group to: 

  Supporting the development of online training. 

  Strengthen the school's resilience to the consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic. 

  Promote greater social inclusion within the school by revitalizing the employability of young graduates from regional campuses through the establishment of professional insertion space  

  Develop training offers suited to local labor markets’ dynamics  

 

EXPECTED IMPACTS 

  Increased quality of training and stronger employability of youth 

  Enhanced digitization and accessibility in the rural regions 

  Improved sustainability of the regional campuses with more adapted offerings and lasting social impact locally 

  Augmentation de la qualité des formations et renforcement de l'employabilité des jeunes 

 

A COMPANY SUPPORTED BY THE PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN I&P AND MASTERCARD FOUNDATION 

Since February 2021, I&P has partnered with Mastercard Foundation in its I&P Education to Employment initiative, a joint financing program aimed at improving access to relevant and quality education on the African continent. 

The partnership between I&P Education to Employment and Mastercard Foundation specifically aims to support 30 education entrepreneurs in 3 target countries (Ivory Coast, Ghana, Senegal) over 3 years. The partner companies will receive funding and technical assistance to support them in their digital transformation, resilience, and growth strategy as well as in the implementation of social inclusion and employability measurement mechanisms. 

 

Read more about the project 

www.groupeisi.com

I&P Education to Employment

 

 

In portfolio since: 2021
Senegal

I&P makes its first funding in Togo: Lomé Business School

Investisseurs & Partenaires (I&P), which is specialized in financing and supporting small and medium-sized enterprises in several sub-Saharan African countries, has taken a new step forward with the funding of its first company in Togo.

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I&P publishes its second global impact report

 

Investisseurs & Partenaires publishes the second edition of its annual impact report, a summary of our impact mission and the most significant achievements and progress made in 2021.

In a time period strongly marked by the Covid-19 crisis, I&P's teams have grown stronger, new projects have been launched and support for African entrepreneurs is more necessary and useful than ever.

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A retrospective on the Education Forum organized by Ashoka in Dakar, with the participation of the I&P Education and Employment team

 

 

The NGO Ashoka Sahel, in partnership with the Education and Cooperation Foundation (EDUCO), organized the Education Forum on November 4 and 5, 2021, in Dakar. This forum brought together more than 60 actors of the educational community. Fatoumata Thiam, Business Manager of the I&P Education and Employment program, was among the speakers.

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TgMaster University

Sector of activity: Education & Training
Status: Financement d'amorçage
Entrepreneur: Achille KOUKOU and Léonce ANO
Country: Ivory Coast
A propos:

TgMaster University is a new and innovative training offer in Côte d'Ivoire, proposed by TgMaster group, an Ivorian company created in 2013. Tg Master specializes in training students in relevant subject matter areas and supporting those wishing to access business school education in Europe through private tutoring, coaching, and mentoring services to enable them to take certified international tests in support of their applications. Since 2013, TgMaster has accompanied more than 700 young people and has inserted 300 young people in its partner schools in Côte d'Ivoire and abroad.

Building on its experience, this pioneering university welcomed its first students in October 2021 and offers courses in the field of digital and management, on-campus in Abidjan, and soon in delocalized branches throughout Côte d'Ivoire.

The university is supported by renowned academic partners, including business schools based in France (Media School Group and Audencia Business School).

TgMaster University aims to improve the employability of young people in Côte d'Ivoire by developing their skills and abilities and by anticipating the needs of tomorrow.

 

THE ENTREPRENEURS

Of Ivorian origin, Achille KOUKOU, is a trained engineer. He graduated from the prestigious Institut National Polytechnique Félix Houphouët-Boigny in Yamoussoukro and from a French business school, EM Lyon. He has held various positions in France in financial companies such as Mazars, the Banque Postale, BNP Paribas...

Passionate about education and the issue of employability of African youth, Achille also launched and managed an incubator in Abidjan (5K Startups Hub), founded a training and insertion company for vulnerable youth (Actinobis), before devoting himself to the development of TgMaster University.

Telecom and network engineer, Léonce Ano is also a graduate of the prestigious Institut National Polytechnique Félix Houphouët-Boigny in Yamoussoukro and of the IESE Business School in Barcelona. He has various experiences in different countries : Spain, the United Kingdom, Kenya. He has a certain experience in the field of education, he held the position of secretary-general and teacher at the MDE Business School in Abidjan. He also contributed with Achille to the launch of 5K Startups Hub and Actinobis. Currently a Ph.D. student in Barcelona, he is preparing a thesis on artificial intelligence and business management and, simultaneously, plans his return to Côte d'Ivoire to take part in the university’s management.

 

PARTNERSHIP WITH I&P

Through its I&P Education to Employment* program, I&P has committed to working alongside TgMaster University to :

Support the launch of the university, the training of its management, and the establishment of a quality learning environment

⇒ Support the university's digitalization strategy, through the construction of a blended learning program (face-to-face and distance learning)

⇒ Support the expansion of the university in the regions of Côte d'Ivoire through the installation of connection points in several cities

⇒ Support the establishment of a scholarship program, particularly targeting young women from disadvantaged backgrounds, and ensure sustainable funding

⇒ Etablish policies and practices to protect learners on campus

 

EXPECTED IMPACTS

⇒ Strengthen the attractiveness of the quality educational offer in Côte d'Ivoire, in partnership with international schools

⇒ Strengthen the local employability of young people and encourage the return to Côte d'Ivoire for students who have gone abroad.

⇒ Enable young people, women, and vulnerable populations to access training that meets the needs of the Ivorian job market.

 

A COMPANY SUPPORTED BY THE PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN I&P AND MASTERCARD FOUNDATION

Since February 2021, I&P has partnered with Mastercard Foundation in its I&P Education to Employment initiative, a joint financing program aimed at improving access to relevant and quality education on the African continent.

The partnership between I&P Education to Employment and Mastercard Foundation specifically aims to support 30 education entrepreneurs in 3 target countries (Ivory Coast, Ghana, Senegal) over 3 years. The partner companies will receive funding and technical assistance to support them in their digital transformation, resilience, and growth strategy as well as in the implementation of social inclusion and employability measurement mechanisms.

 

Read more about the project

https://univ.tgmaster.com/

https://www.facebook.com/tgmasteracademy/

Learn more about the I&P Education to Employment program

In portfolio since: 2021
Abidjan

I&P takes the floor at Advans Côte d'Ivoire's special Education Meet-up

 

The beginning of school is a key moment in Ivorian society. It is also an opportunity to question the national education system's evolution.

On September 10, 2021, Advans Côte d'Ivoire, a microcredit company for SMEs, gathered a panel for their event called "Special Meet-up" around a key question: "Education system in Côte d'Ivoire, what challenges for school leaders and learners?

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In partnership with Mastercard Foundation, I&P launches the Education to Employment program in Abidjan.

 

On Thursday, October 21, 2021, I&P in partnership with Mastercard Foundation, presented the I&P Education to Employment (IP2E) program during a conference debate on the theme "Financing the education sector in Côte d'Ivoire".

More information about Education to Employment program

Moderated by Fatou Yatabaré, Managing Director of Africa Radio Côte d'Ivoire, the event brought together 3 speakers:

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Lomé Business School

Sector of activity: Education & Training
Status: Financement d'amorçage
Entrepreneur: Fulgence Amani et Patience Adjivon
Country: Togo
A propos:

Lomé Business School ( LSB) is a university offering training courses in Information Technology Management  and Business Management in Lomé, Togo. LBS opened  in 2013 with 13 students and has 117 students today. 30% of the students are coming from 8 countries in the West African sub-region, Cameroon and Gabon.

THE ENTREPRENEURS

Born in Côte d'Ivoire, Fulgence Amani (CEO of LBS) studied in Côte d'Ivoire and in France. As a telecommunication engineer from ITES (Institut des Technologies et Spécialités), he worked as an IT engineer in Abidjan before continuing his studies in France where he got a master's degree in finance at SKEMA. After several years in IT Management in France at Total and Capgemini, he worked as an IT and Fintech consultant and worked with clients such as Orange Bank, Ernst & Young and Société Générale in Africa. For the past ten years, Fulgence Amani has also held teaching positions at USTA-Ouagadougou and ESSCA Paris in addition to his consulting activities before co-founding LBS with his wife, Patience Adjivon.

Marketing Director of LBS, Patience Adjivon holds a master's degree in R&D and Biotechnology from Paris VI. With a rich professional background on missions as a laboratory researcher in healthcare in France (Institut Jacques Monod, Institut Cochin, Sanofi, Pierre Fabre) and at Cap Gemini as a Fintech project coordinator, she co-founded LBS.

PARTNERSHIP WITH I&P

LBS is supported by I&P through education and employment component of I&P Acceleration in Sahel program (IP2E).

The funding and support provided to LBS aims to :

  • Set up an e-learning platform to digitalize a large part of the training program
  • Strengthen the pedagogical equipment of the school
  • Set up a pedagogical engineering process including aspects related to digitalization

EXPECTED IMPACTS

  • Strengthen access to quality higher education in Togo
In portfolio since: 2021

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