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  • Cordie  Aziz

    Cordie Aziz Environment 360

    Turning trash into cash is an innovative idea that helps communities stay healthy and create economic empowerment. Using cartoon characters like Jaku and the Earth Defenders, Cordie believes we can change behavioral patterns and help people learn to make a variety of useful products from waste items.

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  • Randolph Rodrigues & Wolanyo Amoah

    Randolph Rodrigues & Wolanyo Amoah TTD Media Limited

    This wonderful tag team is working on an Interactive platform to share the process of reading and writing stories/novels. The platform will allow anyone to sign up for an account – they can write and share their own stories as well as contribute to those being created by other members of the network.

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  • Linda Ansong

    Linda Ansong STEMbees

    Linda has a passion for IT and believes that everyone, girls and boys, young and old, can learn how to code and create apps and IT tools. She thinks that if children received a more solid S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education, they would have more chances to succeed in their adult life. Therefore, she will open a centre where children will be taught ICT and STEM in a fun and very practical way, through the actual production of products that can eventually be sold in the market.

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  • Ernest Gavor

    Ernest Gavor Moja App

    Ernest runs an innovative mobile-health solution that plans to increase voluntary blood donation and bridge critical gaps within the blood transfusion supply chain. His goal is to make blood readily available to mothers and children in need.

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  • Sheila Osei Boakye

    Sheila Osei Boakye Literacy for Life

    Literacy for Life aims to equip trainers of pupils with the skills required to lay a strong foundation for language and literacy. It also equips children with the ability to build a strong foundation for reading and literacy which is the vehicle for academic excellence.

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  • Wilson & Zakiya Amooro

    Wilson & Zakiya Amooro Trash4Books

    This dynamic duo is creating a viable chamber orchestra with violins made from trash. This initiative seeks to create a cleaner, healthier, happier & better educated society through the power of classical music and recycling.

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  • Sara Yeboah


    To inform, educate and empower young people in Ghana and Africa to make positive decisions concerning their health whilst building a sustainable proactive and healthy generation.

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  • Samuel Gyabah

    Samuel Gyabah Samalex Solutions

    Samalex Solutions provides micro flush toilets to local schools and rural communities solving the problem of proper and hygienic waste disposal facilities in Ghana with a simple and affordable solution.

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  • Erasmus Acko & Marian Ewuram

    Erasmus Acko & Marian Ewuram IT4Teens

    Knowing just how important ICT skills are in an increasingly digital world, Erasmus Ackon and Marian Ewurama Wiredu saw an opportunity to help combat poverty through skills development. With a target on children aged 8 and up, the pair founded IT4Teens to train young people in topics ranging from basic computer skills to app development and graphic design to make them competitive and relevant in the job market and ensure a brighter future.

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  • Josephine Marie Godwyll

    Josephine Marie Godwyll Young at Heart Gh

    Josephine founded Young at Heart Gh to improve education in rural areas in Ghana. Her solution makes use of technology to improve the learning experience of children in rural schools by empowering them with basic computer skills, setting up ICT learning hubs equipped with computers and educational software and encouraging the use of these facilities for distant learning tutorials.

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  • Israel A.  Yeboah

    Israel A. Yeboah Unilynq

    Israel is using his organization Unilynq to eliminate the use of traditional student data storage in paper form while increasing the number of students passing their exam each year. Unilynq is a data storage system and an e-learning platform for students that keeps track of their academic data and helps students to enhance their learning. Unilynq is an online web application that can be used across various platforms including PCs and mobile devices.

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  • Cecilia Fiaka

    Cecilia Fiaka Nneka Youth Foundation

    Cecilia Fiaka helps children from having their childhoods cut short by teenage pregnancy, drug use and incomplete education. Nkeka Youth Foundation has touched the lives of thousands of Ghanaian kids through summer camps, tours, educational programs and career development, instilling a sense of self-worth and ambition that helps the youth focus on their future goals and dreams.

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  • Ishmael Hammond

    Ishmael Hammond Special Attention Project

    Ishmael has a mEducation solution which enables effective teaching of the English language using the phonetics of a local dialect (Twi ) for children with learning difficulties in Ghana. The App is multi-sensory and self-correcting, and can be used by schools, families and individuals.

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  • Serwah Quaynor

    Serwah Quaynor AACT Ghana

    Serwah is a trained nurse practitioner and has experience working as a women's health educator. Serwah's 27 year old son was diagnosed with autism when he was a child and upon her return to Ghana from the United States found out there was no educational support for her son. The lack of educational programs for children with autism motivated her to start the AACT centre. A centre that trains caregivers all over the country, ensuring all children with autism get care and education, which is their right.

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  • Anthony Agee-kum

    Anthony Agee-kum Edutainment Homework Canopy

    Edutainment Homework Canopy provides light and space that children require to do their homework and read their schoolbooks. With various activities available to generate enthusiasm for learning among the children, as well as community volunteer teachers who serve as role models, the homework canopy is an environment where learning is fun, and success is never far from reach.

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  • Alice Amoako

    Alice Amoako Autism Ambassadors of Ghana

    Alice's organization conducts autism awareness activities that will change the the way Ghana and the world look view people with autism. She has developed an app that educates and informs the public about autism and also provides an emergency response system for caregivers of autistic children, who are often marginalized in society.

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  • Razak Gausu &  Abdul Alhassan

    Razak Gausu & Abdul Alhassan Child Health Information & Monitoring Foundation

    Razak and Abdul want to eliminate preventable disease and improve child health in Ghana. They provide a system that sends SMS and automated voice calls that remind parents of their child’s vaccinations and health checkups so that children's health is never overlooked.

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  • Herman  Hesse

    Herman Hesse E-Read Right Foundation

    E-Reach Right foundation provides a book and digital app to help students improve their reading, writing, spelling, pronunciation and academic performance through a vocabulary assessment and enhancement program.

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  • Ernestina Appiah

    Ernestina Appiah Ghana Code Club

    The Ghana Code Club connects elementary school children to computer science activities in their schools. It provides clubs for children between the ages of 8-16 to gain basic computing skills while learning to make their own games, animations and websites. The Ghana Code Club places an emphasis on programs for girls in an effort to close the digital gender gap.

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  • Carolyne Ekyarisiima

    Carolyne Ekyarisiima Apps & Girls

    Carolyne believes in empowering girls with ICT skills because she believes in their capacity and innovation power.

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  • Thadei Msumanje

    Thadei Msumanje Tanzania Rural Empowerment Organization (TAREO)

    Thadei Msumanje works to decrease Tanzania’s rural-urban divide by bringing ICT to rural communities, where few children have access to it today.

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  • Faraja Nyalandu

    Faraja Nyalandu Shule Direct

    Faraja is creating digital educational content to empower youth and children via desktop and mobile learning services.

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  • Joan Avit

    Joan Avit GraphoGame

    GraphoGame Tanzania aims at improving quality of early childhood education through the dissemination of a child-friendly, game-based, educational innovation designed to help children learn reading easier and effectively.

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  • Kiiya JK

    Kiiya JK C-Sema

    C-Sema runs the National Child Helpline (CHL) in-collaboration with the Government of Tanzania. The National Child Helpline helps children in need of care and protection through a toll-free 116 telephone line available across all networks in Tanzania.

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  • Innocent  Sulle

    Innocent Sulle My Little Travelling Library

    Innocent James' "My Little Travelling Library" concept is creating a network of mobile handcart libraries bringing books, run interactive reading classes and reading competitions for children in rural areas. Through this work, Innocent aims to inspire a reading culture among a generation of children, increasing literacy levels and independent learning.

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  • Sharnel Deo

    Sharnel Deo PEN Tanzania

    Sharnel runs a Mobile Computer lab for public primary schools, a project which is implemented by PEN Tanzania Organization to improve the quality of ICT education and learning outcome in Tanzania. This project integrates the use of ICT through provision of computer training in primary schools.

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  • Leka Tingitana

    Leka Tingitana EAFYA

    Leka Tingitana is a tech specialist with a passion for creating digital solutions to problems in the health sector. Through his company LX Technological Solutions for Africa, Leka is developing a mobile communications platform EAFYA, to support the emerging network of Community Health Workers (CHWs) who are on the front-line in providing healthcare support to expectant and new mothers.

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  • Nyakwesi Mujaya

    Nyakwesi Mujaya Makini Organization

    Makini addresses street children of Dar es Salaam by providing them with access to health facilities, social services, basic education and most importantly imparting life skills through the arts.

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  • Brenda-Deborah Shuma

    Brenda-Deborah Shuma Gabriella Rehab Centre

    Children with disabilities belong to one of the most vulnerable groups in Tanzania. They are often segregated from the rest of society and other children, they are denied their right to education, and they are deprived of a chance of creating a fruitful future for themselves. Brenda Deborah Shuma is working to address this problem by empowering these children with the vocational skills they need to generate income and build a future for themselves.

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  • Neema Shosho

    Neema Shosho Afya Slices

    Afya Slices uses digital tools to provide nutritional information targeting mothers, caretakers and health providers to reduce the infant mortality rate and malnutrition among children up to five years old. Neema's social innovation uses a mobile platform to provide information on how to use locally available & affordable food to improve child nutrition.

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  • Bihaga Edward

    Bihaga Edward Umoja wa wawezeshaji (KIOO)

    Edward is an activist who is determined to eradicate child labour in Kigoma, Tanzania and beyond.

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  • Mariam  Mayoumbila

    Mariam Mayoumbila Kadja-Kossi

    Mariam's social enterprise fights the huge problem of violence among Chadian children by equipping schools and parents with tools that use culture and self-expression to break the negative cycle of violence in schools.

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  • Adoumkidjim Naiban

    Adoumkidjim Naiban CESER Tchad

    Adoumkidjim has created the first center designed specifically for children with mental disabilities in Chad, where they can get education and vocational skills. Alongside educating children, his social enterprise is also working to support families of mentally disabled children and reduce societal stigma about mental disability.

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  • Patricia Ronel Neldingar

    Patricia Ronel Neldingar ADTIC

    Patricia has developed a mobile platform that parents can use to follow up on their child's development in school. This platform allows parents to be actively involved in their child's progress and keep the school and their children accountable!

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  • Didier Lalaye

    Didier Lalaye SMS Lifeline

    Didier combats the high prevalence of bilharzia by identifying the disease quickly through simple mobile testing units that use a feature phone to test for the disease! He has set up mobile testing units in villages which are vulnerable to the disease and face shortages in health care facilities. With his device children and adults can be diagnosed even without the need for them to leave their villages!

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  • Khalid Fadoul

    Khalid Fadoul Technidev

    Khalid Fadoul's social innovation addresses the lack of quality content for students as well as teachers, resulting in low academic performance in Chad. Khalid's organization Technidev develops quality educational contents that students could access using their mobile phones or computers.

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  • Evelyne Naotordene

    Evelyne Naotordene NaoFood

    Evelyne Naotordene discovered that good quality foods are hard to find in schools, and parents do not know exactly what their children eat when they are at school. Through her initiative, the Naofood Project, Evelyne provides quality food to students during breaks. She works with nutritionists to identify food that are important for children’s growth and shares the menu with parents using through mobile phones!

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  • Sijis Dienga Dikete

    Sijis Dienga Dikete Enfant Foot Développement

    Sijis Dienga Dikete inspires disadvantaged youth through sports programming and camps where excellence on the field is taught alongside critical life and success skills.

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  • Nhana Samba

    Nhana Samba Le Geste

    Nhana runs a training & integration program, Le Geste, that uses digital tools to educate hearing impaired children, breaking barriers and introducing them to the world of technology. Le Geste staff visit special schools for hearing impaired children and provide software and tools that allows them to use the Internet fully and free from barriers.

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  • Naomi & Yvette Kuseyo

    Naomi & Yvette Kuseyo Les Écoles du Coeur

    Naomi and Yvette run a social enterprise that creates fun learning environments inside paediatric hospitals, allowing hospitalised children to continue their education.

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  • Patrick Kabangiro

    Patrick Kabangiro ITOO PALUCHECK

    Patrick runs an innovative solution called "itoo palucheck"; a medical mobile app that diagnoses malaria through infrared and Internet. With this amazing innovation, there is no need of a blood sample, or a microscope! This solution will also allow health professionals to do their activities quickly and effectively, reducing the death rate of malaria infected patients.

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  • Gaspard Twagirayezu

    Gaspard Twagirayezu Creation Hill

    Gaspard develops programs and tools designed to increase interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) among children through fun and engaging activities.

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  • Martine Umulisa

    Martine Umulisa Kaami Arts

    Martine's social enterprise targets Rwanda's most vulnerable children and helps them to overcome challenges they face by developing their artistic talents using theatre, music, dance and fine arts.

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  • Yves Iradukunda

    Yves Iradukunda Academic Bridge

    Yves runs Academic Bridge, a social enterprise that empowers schools to efficiently collect and manage student's information and share this information with parents. This helps to improve the education system for children by creating environments in which parents are fully involved in their child's education and development.

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    Louis NGABONZIZA Empowering Children with Disabilities

    In Rwanda, children with hearing impairments can be excluded from formal education and society at large, resulting in illiteracy, stigmatization in their communities and socio-economic marginalization as adults. Louis’ organization Empowering Children with Disabilities is working to change this and to ensure that deaf children access the resources they need to succeed. By providing hearing impaired children and youth with formal education, technology and vocational skills, Louis is working to build a generation of confident, self-sufficient young Rwandans.

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  • Dominique  Uwase Alonga

    Dominique Uwase Alonga Imagine We

    Dominique is a young activist who is using her organization, Imagine We, to create a vibrant reading culture among children in Rwanda. Imagine We organizes national read-a-thon events and is working to equip schools across the country with their own libraries. The read-a-thon program is implemented through an interactive, child-friendly website and mobile app that children use to enter the competition and to find interesting and fun reading materials.

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  • Sam Zizinga

    Sam Zizinga Cartoon Home Network

    Sam is working to change the way that children learn, helping them to do better school. His Cartoon Home Network provides school-aged children with video simulations that provide practical demonstrations of the theory covered in the curriculum, to help them better retain concepts. Sam is currently building digital videos to support curriculum in all science courses in nursery, primary and secondary school levels.

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  • Julien Daniel MItali

    Julien Daniel MItali Mimshack Star Ltd.

    Julien helps students prepare for and pass their national examinations through a digital platform that connects them to learning materials, career development and specialized teachers.

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  • Erick Joseph

    Erick Joseph Family Wallet

    Erick has developed a digital application that helps informal workers save a portion of their earnings. It also tracks their income and expenses to help them build credit, access loans and create a better life for themselves and their families through access to financial services.

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  • Emile Babu

    Emile Babu Isoko

    Emile is developing a virtual marketplace to help low-income workers not only to earn more income, but also to lay the foundation for them to build credit so that they can access small loans to help their families and send their children to school.

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  • Auxilia Ndamage

    Auxilia Ndamage Afrovector

    Auxilia is working to include Rwanda's farmers in the financial system by digitizing the agriculture value chain and providing farmers with access to financial services like savings, loans and pensions so that they can provide their families with a better future.

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  • Jean Luc Semedo & Evelyne Ines

    Jean Luc Semedo & Evelyne Ines Hope: Mon sang pour sauver des vies

    Jean and Evelyne have developed a web and mobile application platform to promote blood donation by registering blood donors and encouraging them to donate. The duo has already partnered with 19 blood banks in Senegal, and they plan to scale using SMS as a platform to roll out their initiative across the country. Their platform will use SMS and voice messages in French and in local languages to reach as many people as possible.

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  • Alassane Ngom

    Alassane Ngom Parc des Sciences et des Technologies

    Alassane Ngom has created the Centre for Science and Technology to support the emergence of a scientific culture in Senegal, especially among children.

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  • Elizabeth Monteil

    Elizabeth Monteil Cybercase

    By addressing the need for internet connectivity in rural areas Elisabeth has found an solution that addresses social inclusion and education for children. Her “Cyberspaces” provide internet connection, laptops and computers in villages, as well as a place for trainings and access to information technology for young students and apprentices.

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  • Karim GADJIGO

    Karim GADJIGO Mia Moké

    Mia Moké is an environmental education app for African children aged 4 to 10. The app features a young African girl who takes children on an entertaining journey with her where they read, sing colour and learn about nature, biodiversity and problems related to deforestation and pollution.

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  • Current Change Leaders / Alumni
  • Deborah  Ahenkorah

    Deborah Ahenkorah Golden Baobab

    Through her NGO, Deborah aims to inspire the creation, ensure the production and facilitate the distribution of enthralling, high quality, culturally relevant literary content by African writers and illustrators for African children.

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  • Peter Ndonwie

    Peter Ndonwie Paorp-Vwc

    Peter has been a persistent advocate for women and children’s rights in Ghana through his organization PAORP-VWC which promotes education in areas with discrimination against women and children. The mission is to research, organize, support, expand and strengthen the activities of human rights organizations as well as women and youth groups.

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  • Susan Sabaa

    Susan Sabaa CRRECENT

    Susan Sabaa works with children who are in or have been released from the juvenile justice system, to reintegrate them into the community.

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  • Florence Adu

    Florence Adu LEAP Transmedia

    Florence Adu is the co-founder of LEAP Transmedia which develops educational content and programming for multimedia channels to boost the literacy and numeracy curriculum.

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  • Mohammed S. Tahir & Marie-Eve Lemieux

    Mohammed S. Tahir & Marie-Eve Lemieux DUNK

    Through basketball, life skills training and a mentoring programme, Marie-Eve and Mohammed's social enterprise encourages children from deprived communities to become agents of change.

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  • Hayford Siaw

    Hayford Siaw Street Library

    Street Library brings mobile libraries to rural communities in order to promote literacy and educational curiosity among children in rural areas.

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  • Michael Baabu

    Michael Baabu Safe Child Ghana

    Michael's social enterprise promotes safety among children and youths by striving to prevent traffic accidents, falls, fires, drownings, suffocations and more.

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  • Peter Kwarteng

    Peter Kwarteng Neonatal Network Support System

    Peter Kwarteng strives to reduce the mortality rate of newborns by giving health personnel easy access to life-saving information through movile phones. His work is improving the chances of survival for vulnerable babies through education, institutional networking and financial support for critical emergency medical care.

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  • Lily Kudzro

    Lily Kudzro Devio Arts

    Understanding the role that creative arts play in children’s cognitive, social and emotional development, Lily is working to revitalize the arts in Ghana – as an extracurricular activity and in traditional classrooms – through community and school workshops, a mobile arts bus and by strengthening the ties between arts teachers across Ghana.

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  • James Kofi Annan

    James Kofi Annan Challenging Heights

    Through education, economic empowerment and community mobilization, Challenging Heights targets at- risk, poor families to explain the dangers of child trafficking and to address the root cause of slavery.

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  • Felix Uzor

    Felix Uzor Felix Fitness

    Felix Fitness offers programs that promotes water safety by educating students and informing beach and hotel managers about proper safety precautions. Using education and advocacy, Felix has raised awareness about the risks of water activities and how to prevent drownings. He has also equipped hundreds of young people with water safety, rescue and CPR skills.

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  • Regina Honu

    Regina Honu Tech Needs Girls

    Regina is addressing the gender gap in ICT by connecting girls to female computer science and engineering pros who teach and inspire the youth. Girls in the program learn critical thinking skills they need to solve problems in their communities, to build their confidence and to set them on a path to become future leaders and tech innovators.

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  • Jean Toningar

    Jean Toningar BAL-Tchad & Bamisa

    Jean Toningar produces an award-winning cereal that parents can learn to make on their own, in order to prevent malnutrition among children in Chad.

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  • Noella Thindwa

    Noella Thindwa Congolese Children for the Future

    Noella Thindwa provides entrepreneurship training for single mothers ages 13 to 18, as well as a network of free, bilingual nurseries for their children.

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  • Jacques Kayisire

    Jacques Kayisire DREAM Team Football Academy

    Half of Rwanda’s population is under 18. This means that children and youth in Rwanda need to be supported, empowered and encouraged as they have a crucial role in the future of the country. Kayisire Jacques has developed a Football and ICT Skills Training program which helps rejuvenate the Rwandan youth, increase their self-esteem, promote peace, reconciliation and unity and inspire a joyful spirit. The program will empower children through both football and computer skills.

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development Health & Development:
Help children live healthier lives.

education Education:
Improve children`s access to education.

social inclusion Social inclusion:
Allow children from marginalized groups to participate in society on more equal basis.

child protection Child protection:
Protect children from physical and mental abuse and threats.

expression and participation Expression & Participation:
Help children express themselves and participate in society through improved access to information.

economic patricipation Economic Participation:
Equip youth to successfully enter the labor market.

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