The African Dream Benefit was established in January 2009 in Perth Australia, with the aim of assisting disadvantaged children and youth in Africa to achieve their dreams through a high level of education.
The African Dream Benefit’s founder, Fadzai Matambanadzo was originally born and raised in Harare Zimbabwe. Fadzai’s upbringing ignited a passion for education, and inspired her to do the same for many more disadvantaged children and youth in Africa. At the age of 16 she decided she was one day going to fulfill this dream. And in 2008, after being crowned ‘Miss Africa Perth’ Fadzai realised that she had a unique platform to establish the organisation she had long dreamt of. She believed that higher education plays a unique role in permanently removing individuals from poverty, increasing Africa’s human resources, fostering future economic growth throughout Africa, and a curing ‘generational poverty’. Fadzai is also on the committee of the Australia-Africa Business Council.
Since launching in 2009, The African Dream Benefit has received tremendous support. In 2009, The African Dream Benefit was a finalist in the Belmont Small Business Awards.