For the past 5 years we have supported the development over 300 social entrepreneurs through
innovation competitions, accelerators and incubators. Our social entrepreneurs are tackling
10 of the 17 sustainable development goals, while making a big difference in the lives of
Africa children, youth and women.
So who are these amazing people and what exactly do they do? Meet just a handful of our
Change Leaders below – the people who are making magic happen in their communities, their
countries and beyond!
Our alumnus Susan Sabaa runs a social enterprise called CRRECENT that helps ex-juvenile
offenders reintegrate into society and equips them with the skills they need to find
meaningful employment to ensure that their futures are not defined by past mistakes.
CRRECENT researches and addresses the root causes of delinquency in children and youth in
Ghana, including discrimination, abuse and poverty, and advocates for just policies for
young offenders. Since joining our incubator in 2011, Susan scaled her social enterprise
into 90 Ghanaian communities and is growing her movement across the country. CRRECENT has
reintegrated and settled hundreds of juvenile offenders, reduced their likelihood of
reoffending, and has carried out preventative activities for thousands of at-risk youth
to reduce the amount of juvenile offences that take place in society.
Adoumkidjim Naiban is reducing inequalities for children with intellectual disabilities
in Chad. Intellectual disabilities are often stigmatized, hidden away by families
who feel ashamed about them and are often prevented from enjoying their right to
education and full participation in society. Adoumkidjim Naiban’s organization
CESER provides theses children with quality education, ensuring their health and
wellbeing, teaching them vocational skills for employment, providing support to
their parents and caregivers and reducing the stigma that surrounds intellectual
disabilities through advocacy work in Chadian communities. Since joining our incubator
in 2014, CESER has improved the lives of over 2,000 children through intensive,
specialized daily programming and he is changing attitudes and behaviours toward
disabled children and to create a more inclusive future.
Neema Shosho is using digital tools to combat malnutrition among young children in Tanzania.
Her social enterprise Afya Slices sends mothers, caregivers and health providers nutritional
information via SMS about locally available foods to ensure that children receive the vitamins,
minerals and daily caloric intake they need for healthy development. Neema has provided
crucial nutritional information to 600 families with young children since she launched
the Afya Slices SMS platform in mid-2016. As she continues to scale her initiative and
attract more subscribers to her platform, Neema is on a mission to ensure all parents,
caregivers and health providers in Tanzania can easily access current, locally-relevant
nutritional practices for children and infants.