Wesleyan Trustee issues challenge for JooMah’s Indiegogo campaign (Wednesday 4/1 only)

joomah logoMuzzy Rosenblatt ’87 — CEO of Bowery Residents Committee, member of the Wesleyan Board of Trustees, and a founding member of the PCSE Advisory Board — wrote with this offer. Please make a gift to the JooMah campaign on Wednesday, April 1, and maximize Muzzy’s challenge!

Muzzy Rosenblatt '87

Muzzy Rosenblatt ’87

Where passion for change meets practical idealism you find Wesleyan alum who don’t just aspire to change the world, they do it. I recently met Kwaku Akoi (Wesleyan ’14), who has an innovative strategy to reduce unemployment across Africa.  His bold vision will transform Africa’s talent landscape through a web platform and smartphone app called JooMah, that he co-created with other Wesleyan students. I was impressed; and so was the jury of Wesleyan’s Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship, awarding him a $5,000 seed grant to build JooMah and test it this year in Ghana. It worked.

Now, Kwaku and the JooMah team have launched an indiegogo campaign to raise $36,000 to release their platform to millions of jobseekers and employers in Sub-Saharan Africa.

I’d like to inspire you to join them and support them.  So I have pledged to contribute up to $500 — a dollar for dollar match for all gifts made on April 1, 2015, up to a total $500 — no fooling! Here is link (https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/joomah-transforming-africa-s-talent-landscape). Make a gift, and I’ll match it, and together we’ll help JooMah achieve its goal.


Muzzy (Wesleyan ’87)