Arizona State University (ASU) developed and implements Baobab on behalf of the Mastercard Foundation. Baobab is a digital social, professional, learning community for young African leaders and participants and alumni of Mastercard Foundation programmes.
Baobab provides Scholars continued learning opportunities and enhanced ability to connect and collaborate with others toward common goals. The platform has a unique one-to-many mentorship model, where mentors can engage directly with a few mentees and with the broader Scholar community through curated experiences. Since launching in October 2016, the platform has connected 3,300 Scholars across nine time zones and 27 institutions. In addition, the platform has already provided Scholars with access to more than 100 external mentors.