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All Hands In
"My humanity is bound up in yours, for we can only be human together"
 
- Desmond Tutu. -

Co-creatorship 

Be part of the new Africa revolution!

Are you passionate about Africa's future? 

Do you have skills or a desire to contribute to a positive change? AfroCom, a soon-to-be worker cooperative, is seeking passionate cocreators to join our exciting journey!

Co-creatorship at AfroCom offers:

  • Meaningful Impact: Shape a new Africa built on community and well-being. Be a driving force for positive change.

  • Skill Development: Gain invaluable experience in a collaborative and mission-driven environment. Sharpen your skills and contribute to a groundbreaking platform.

  • Thriving Community: Connect with like-minded individuals who share your passion for Africa's future. Become part of a supportive network.

  • Equity Ownership: Enjoy attractive equity ownership in AfroCom, sharing in our collective success.

  • Future Opportunities: As we establish ourselves financially, future job openings are based on a first come first served basis

If you're ready to be a leader, a builder, and a change-maker, we want to hear from you!

We welcome everyone! No matter your skillset or experience, your heart for helping others is what matters.

We love and appreciate volunteers! If you're interested in volunteering your skills with AfroCom, please fill out the volunteer interest form here

Co-creation

through Cooperative 

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Ubujima" - swaheli for "creativity, collective work and responsibility"

 

Joining hands means being part of rewriting a new African narrative. The Africa we want - an Africa of free basic needs for all - at the least.

Our collaborative cooperative is based on, and draw it strength from - community-ness and the traditional African belief that the free development of each is the condition for the free development of all.

Our name "AfroCom Cooperative" or “AfroCom Coop” or simply AfroCom, is an abbreviation for Afro- or African-community.

AfroCom Coop. is a multi-level cooperative with two main classes of shareholders: a primary class of co-creators (the founder, collaborators, and financers) and a secondary class of platform users with different equity ownership and related requirements.

Our inclusivity means exhaustive options for all to partake either actively or passively

  • As a co-creator member: you pool together resources and collaborate with other co-creators or changer-makers to build and provide humane solutions for our communities especially platform users.

  • As a platform user: through platform engagement features and feedback, user passively co-create with the co-creators in building  sustainable solutions that foster both individual well-being and simultaneously, our collective growth

AfroCom is thus incorporated as an international non-profit cooperative under AU (Ghana), US (Massachusetts), and EU (Belgium) law.

AfroCom Usage
- Platform Membership -

AfroCom is entirely free to all the stakeholders (individuals, civil societies, businesses and authorities) of the global Afro-community and communities. And hence our underlying freemium business model.  

Structure:
Equity Ownership

AfroCom Cooperative is a multi-level cooperative with two main classes of shareholders: a primary class of change-makers (founder, collaborators, investors) and a secondary class of platform-users (the community) with different equity ownership and related requirements using the pareto principle

Pareto principle

We believe and are structured by the Pareto principle, also known as the 80/20 rule: a theory that maintains that, 80 percent of the output from a given situation or system is determined by 20 percent of the input.

 

Thus 80% of AfroCom's equity ownership is owned by the platform users and the remaining 20% of AfroCom's equity ownership is owned by the co-creators in the person of the founder, collaborators, and investors.

Give & Take
Membership

We exist to build together with the communities we serve, a society of free basic needs, and to foster citizens’ well-being and collective growth through its AfroCom platform. As a cooperative, we are members owned and are dedicated to improving the quality of life for the coop members and the communities we serve.

 

AfroCom’s ability to fulfill this mission comes directly from the support of its members and thus, success is a function of the interdependence between the co-op and the members

Give & Take
The Give

  • Possession of a common stock (369$) or its equivalent 20 hours of unpaid or volunteer work

  • A monthly contribution of 6hours (minimum) of work or its cash equivalence

Subject to change in the future by agreement of the members

Give & Take
The Take

  • ​Co-creator patronage allowance or dividends

  • Premium access to the AfroCom platform

  • Prioritization in employment and work assignments (only collaborators)

Members also have the right to:

  • Take part in formulating AfroCom policies and work programs

  • Be appointed or appoint representatives to the AfroCom General Assembly or Board.

Cooperative:
Mission & Work

Work Desk

The work we do

On a daily basis, our activities include, but are not limited to, software solution design and development, community engagement, and general business activities such as management, legal, finance, publicity, human resource, analysis and development, and the like.

We are a workers' cooperative where members contribute and pool together their know-how, passion, and time to co-create AfroCom: platform as a tool to empower and connect the various stakeholders of the afro-community towards reimagining and cocreating better afro-communities for all.

Cooperative: Governance

Our leadership and management as a cooperative and by the Cooperative Act, automatically assigns the highest governing body within AfroCom to the general assembly or meeting.

Next in order, is the board of 9 directors chaired by the founder. Following next is a supervisory board of 3 members. These boards are elected every 6 years by the co-op members with 3 years or mid-term reviews to assess eligibility continuation.

Note: The details of AfroCom's future structure, including the possibility of becoming a worker cooperative, are still under development. We'll continue to refine our approach as we expand and gather feedback from our community.

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