Sue Gonzalez, AkomaKids Literacy Classes for Youth in Elmina, Ghana

2017-06-08T14:54:12+00:00

When literacy specialist, Sue Gonzalez, first went to Elmina, Ghana in 2010, she met an amazing group of students who simply wanted to excel at school despite a scarcity of books and materials. She came back to her classroom in San Francisco thinking how inequitable it was that her students [...]

Simon Ndirangu Mwangi, UReady Employability Program

2016-12-23T04:54:56+00:00

In next decade over 1 billion young people will enter the job market. Among them are East African graduates, with over 50% classified as being "half-baked", who the Inter-University Council of East Africa identifies as being not ready for the employment market. Simon Ndirangu Mwangi has established the UReady Employability [...]

Geoffrey Onguso Onyambu, Opportunity Through Ownership: Providing Favourable Financing Options to Motorcycle Drivers

2016-10-17T08:39:11+00:00

75% of Kenyans live on less than a dollar a day, with a majority being young men with little education living in rural areas. In these places one can kind the ever so popular boda bodas, or motorcycle taxis, which earn up to $5.00 a day. In Keroka, Kenya, Geoffrey [...]

Micheal Ssemwogerere and Teddy Kyazze Nalubowa, Making Ethanol Fuel and Cookers in Communities

2016-07-07T07:12:22+00:00

85% of household energy in Uganda is attributed to wood and charcoal use with inefficient stoves, creating toxic fumes that damage ones health and kill approximately 14,000 people every year. Outside of the country’s capital in Gayaza, Micheal Ssemwogerere and Teddy Kyazze Nalubowa have created the Making Ethanol Fuel and [...]

Daniel Twite, High Value Vegetable Growing for Youth Employment

2016-12-11T19:25:46+00:00

According to Action Aid International Uganda, the level of unemployment in Uganda among the youth stands at 62%, with 12% of those aged eighteen to thirty years being in chronic poverty. Agriculture serves as the backbone of the economy, contributing approximately 37% of the Gross Domestic Product. To support the [...]

Chelsea Thoumsin, The Pollinator Project

2016-06-13T13:56:58+00:00

Chelsea Thoumsin, the founder of the Pollinator Project, describes herself as an animal lover, invertebrate defender, and budding beekeeper based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Chelsea’s long held love for invertebrate pollinators, in particular honeybees, has inspired her to do much more than admire and cultivate them: she is determined to provide [...]

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