Issue Area: Education

Project Ignite Her

Project Ignite Her is a social enterprise designed to close the gender-STEM gap. It will be a curated online platform and community fostering the holistic development of young women on their journey to success. We aim to provide advice and support to allow young women to thrive academically and professionally.

Lauryn Mwale

Lauryn Mwale is a final year undergraduate from Lusaka, Zambia studying Mathematics at the University of Edinburgh. She has carried out research into access to professional development resources for BAME women in Scotland and the impact of COVID-19 on youth civil society. If you ask her anything, ask for a book recommendation. Lauryn loves reading …

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Fastmere is  a social enterprise that is using an online platform to help smallholder farmers sell their produce at more profitable prices. Fastmere also seeks to connect smallholder farmers to large scale consumers, like restaurants and hotels, while helping the consumers get fresh products at affordable prices, without having to move to crowded marketplaces.

Ndagire Moreen Maria

Ndagire Moreen Maria is a 23-year-old Ugandan currently pursuing her degree in Agricultural science and natural resource management at Earth University of Costa Rica. As the current CEO and founder of Fastmere, she has dedicated her efforts to working with rural farmers in Uganda through a committed team to help them better face the challenges …

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To the Lilypads team, innovation is a 14-year-old girl with access to a sanitary pad. Currently based in Kenya, Lilypads strives to end period poverty and exploitation. The team aims to empower local women with training and employment who in return sell reusable sanitary products and provide menstrual health education within their communities.

Ki Wan Sim

Emily Sim is a Senior at Tufts University studying computer science and sociology. She is passionate about the use of technology and data for social justice and uplifting marginalized communities. Previously, she has worked at Microsoft as a Civic Technology Fellow, collaborating with public stakeholders in Boston to develop software and prototypes to address their …

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FIRE addresses the information gap in non-English speaking immigrant communities through a multilingual mobile application. The platform will be a centralized, accessible resource available to immigrants in the United States, consolidating know-your-rights information, opportunities to connect with local organizations, and the function of a “rapid response network” for ICE activity.

Tyran Chandler

J.Tyran Chandler is a student and politically minded organizer who uses his direct experience with poverty and disenfranchisement to influence his projects. As a student at the University of Michigan, he’s engaged in several different campus groups and innovator opportunities to create scaffolding around financial literacy for people who have not benefitted from intergenerational wealth. …

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Fix My Finance

Tyran and his team are running financial literacy workshops for young people in Flint, Michigan.  Through teaching financial literacy, Fix My Finance provides students the necessary skillset and knowledge to inform our student body to give them a way to combat the all too real alternative means of survival. Fix My Finance will help younger …

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Jasmine Duncan

Jasmine Duncan is a young entrepreneur pursuing a BSc in Business Management Entrepreneurship at the University of the West Indies. Like many Jasmine planned to graduate college, work and attend university. However the harsh realities of unemployment prompted her to seek another source of income. Combining her love for the environment and art started two …

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