Through Mara Foundation, Mara Phone contributes a % of its revenue to philanthropic causes globally. This is in line with Mara's philosophy of Doing Good while Doing Well.
Mara Foundations Free online Mentoring platform facilitates entrepreneurs access to global business leaders, the mentors, share knowledge, give advice and vital feedback to enable start-up or growth of businesses. Our initiatives are open to everyone, with a particular focus on empowering young entrepreneurs and women entrepreneurs, in order to create change for a sustainable future. Mara Foundation truly believes that entrepreneurship is key to reducing unemployment, enabling innovation, and powering economic growth globally.
The UN Foundation Global Entrepreneurs Council (GEC) is a strategic advisory council that brings together entrepreneurs and thought leaders who are committed to finding innovative solutions to global problems and helping deliver on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Mara Phones CEO; Ashish J. Thakkar is Chairman of this initiative.
The Africa Development Banks Presidential Youth Advisory Group (PYAG) is primarily an advisory board, whose main role is to advise on best practices and innovative solutions to accelerate the Jobs for Youth in Africa (JfYA) Strategy and support the AfDB in creating productive and transformational economic opportunities for Africa’s youth. The target for JfYA and PYAG is to create 25 million jobs and skill 50 million youth by 2025. The PYAG draws membership mostly from eight successful young Global and African leaders, who are transforming the continent and the world. Mara Phones CEO; Ashish J. Thakkar is Chairman of this initiative.