Recently, a teenager from the Gambia wrote a post on the EA subreddit, looking for ideas on how to do good. Based on his post, he seems to have a job already (meaning that he probably isn't a university student from a wealthy family, though it's impossible to say for sure).
He got a lot of responses, but many of them were based on advice for students at highly-ranked universities (or, more broadly, people in the developed world). While 80,000 Hours still has a lot of information that could be useful to someone in his position, I'm sharing the question here in case anyone has more specific advice. The advice doesn't have to be specific to the Gambia, or Africa; I'm also interested in answers that would apply to someone in Bangladesh, Paraguay, Cambodia, etc.
Specific things that could be good to know about:
- High-impact jobs that are still available (or even more available) to people in developing countries
- Scholarships or educational programs that help people in developing countries access higher education (particularly abroad)
- Any other resources that could give someone in this person's position a practical way to move forward
Thanks for your ideas!