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Our Change Leaders

Current Change Leaders / Alumni
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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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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Sara Yeboah

Sara Yeboah

THE SANGY NURSING SERVICES

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Louis NGABONZIZA

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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