SCOUT BANANA is a non-profit organization, run by young people, dedicated to raising awareness about the lack of basic health care in Africa and providing support to projects and organizations working in communities to provide basic health needs and build the capacity of health systems.
To educate the public on health care issues in Africa, to motivate individuals by empowering those affected to tell their stories, and to activate partnerships to implement community-based solutions providing access to basic health care in Africa.
We envision a world where:
- all people in Africa have access to basic health care because it is seen as their individual human right
- young people are able to be the key drivers of social change
- Africa is not neglected, misrepresented, or exploited
- efforts are combined to increase positive impact on people’s lives
- privilege is recognized and responsibility is utilized to support the basic needs of all people
Read about the values that drive our mission, vision, and philosophy of change [Read more]
SCOUT BANANA began in 2001 as an Eagle Leadership Service Project with the goal of “collecting and delivering medical supplies, including an ambulance for the St. Ambrose health center in Uganda.” The initial project successfully collected 20 boxes of medical supplies and raised over $70,000. [Read more]
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