Issue Area: Development

Shape of Water

Shape of Water seeks to alleviate the water crisis in Karachi, Pakistan by utilizing Ground Penetrating Radar and their Artificial Intelligence Algorithm to map and identify the weaknesses of water infrastructure systems in the city. Once maps are developed, other technologies such as water meters and sensors can be deployed to monitor the distribution and …

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Areej Al Medinah

Areej is a senior  Electrical Engineering student at Habib University, Pakistan’s first liberal arts university. Her interest includes identifying social and civic problems through design research, designing resource sustainable interventions through technology and creative innovation. In 2017, she co-founded ConnectHear, a social startup promoting deaf inclusion in Pakistan. Currently, she is working to improve water …

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Ransford Aniagyei

Ransford Obeng Aniagyei is a recent graduate of the MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Ghana and where he obtained a first-class degree in Petroleum Engineering. He is a young individual with a strong passion for solving problems and helping others around him. For the past five …

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Elikplim Avor

Elikplim Kwasi Avor is a MasterCard Foundation Scholar and a recent graduate of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Ghana. He pursued a Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness Management (First Class Honors)and has plans of furthering his education in Finance. He is the founder of Further Education (FeDU), an educational project that builds …

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API-SMART

Api-Smart aims to create employment and reduce poverty in Bebuso, Ghana by training young people in bee-keeping and honey production. Api-Smart will also provide a market for harvested honey and encourage afforestation in the process.

Narinda Shirah

Narinda Shirah is a MasterCard scholar, waiting for graduation in January 2019, with a bachelor’s degree in commerce. During the four years of her program, shes had opportunities to work with two organizations as an intern (ministry of local government and the Planning and Development Department at Makerere) in pursuit of her career and passion …

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Rabbits For Education

This project addresses the problem of primary school drop-out rates in a government-aided school in Kamwenge District, Uganda. The project will provide participants with rabbits and will equip them with the skills they need to raise and care for them. The initiative also will help participants find a market, so they can generate income to …

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ALI Leadership Institute

The venture aims to create a local urban-based leadership institute to provide young low-income students the ability to develop leadership skills over the course of 10 weeks. This institute will work to address a lack of leadership opportunities for urban youth but also get them involved in the civic engagement process.

Mussab Ali

Mussab Ali is a senior at Rutgers-Newark University where he is completing a dual major in biology and economics and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. Last year, Mussab was elected onto his school board in Jersey City as the youngest and first Muslim elected official in Jersey City history. In this position, he …

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Yvette Abizeyimana

Yvette Abizeyimana is a MasterCard Foundation Scholar in her first-year student at EARTH University pursuing her bachelor’s degree in agricultural science and natural resource management. She is a Resolution Project fellowship winner as of June 2017 as the co-founder of Rwanda YouthInitiative for Agricultural Transformation (RYIAT). She is also the founder of Mukobwa Ivugire “girl …

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