Learn about the 'Why, What, Who and How' of LearnBlue
We are a Gen Z led nonprofit empowering young leaders to create sustainable and integrated solutions to global issues. With a particular focus on inspiring Gen Z contributions towards effective solutions for Climate Change, Sustainable Development via Gender Equality, Clean Water through Quality Education worldwide.
We envision a generation of digital natives who are very aware of the SDGs and actively engage in activities that positively affect the sustainable development of their immediate communities and the world with focus on persistent global issues as global warming, quality education and environmental health.
In 2018, our founder, Joshua discovered he had severe allergies to pollution fumes. Upon researching the global impact of pollutants especially Nigerians’ health, he learned that over 100,000 people in his country died from air pollution and related complications each year.
He co-pioneered a campaign to raise awareness on environmental pollution in his community, which reached over 1.5 million people on social media and inspired a series of cleanups, leading to recycling over 19 tonnes of non-biodegradable waste in Lagos, Nigeria.
Our founder took action because pollution personally affected him, and he wanted to create a way for young people to take action against issues that directly impacted their lives.
In March 2019, LearnBlue was founded as a ‘global nonprofit organization working to build a generation of do-gooders, activists and innovators’. Now a year old, LearnBlue has inspired 2,000+ students globally to take action, with team members spreading across 4 continents and 6 countries.
We run massive online campaign on global crisis as it relates to our mission such as participating in the #AmazonFire campaign garnering 150,000+ views on social media and over 4,500 signatures on a petition encouraging Brazil’s President to take immediate action.
How We Make and Measure Impact
Our organisation has been active for a year and has reached over 2,750,000 individuals mass of Gen Z via Social Media campaigns and ‘Call to Actions’.
As we are for Gen Z and by Gen Z, we understand how much time WE spend on Social Media, hence we decided on leveraging the platforms to reach the most remote Gen Z with Internet Access.
We’ve also considered members of our Generation who lack access to internet, hence why we established Chapters, to engage with ourselves at more grassroot levels, tackling Global issues that affects us with Local approach.