Issue Area: Education

Menarche Initiative

The team is committed to establishing MENARCHE-I to educate teenagers on the need for good menstrual hygiene. The venture will create a platform for adolescent girls to have access to adequate information, preparation, and support with which to manage menstruation in a healthy, safe, and dignified manner.

Felicity Dokyi

  Felicity Yeboah Dokyi is an aspiring physician-scientist and currently a final year MBCHB candidate at the University of Ghana Medical School. She is an alumna of the Kufuor Scholars’ Program, a three-year leadership program under the John Agyekum Kufour Foundation and Clinton Global Initiative University. She is also a Research Fellow, African Research Academies …

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Kakuma Thrives

Mary Maker is the founder of Kakuma Thrives, a two-week camp that will offer young people in the Kakuma refugee camp the opportunity to learn about sexual health, marriage, consent, and safety. The young people will then utilize what they learned to produce dramas based on their own stories that will educate and begin to …

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Mary Nyiriak Maker Deng Malou

Mary Nyiriak Maker Deng Malou, who goes by Mary Maker, is a student at St. Olaf College, and a former teacher at Kakuma Refugee Camp. She is double majoring in Theater and Political Science with a concentration in Women and Gender Studies. Being a passionate believer in education, she gave a TED talk in 2018 …

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FONA Health Initiative

FONA HEALTH INITIATIVE is a community education project based in Tanzania that offers to train vulnerable youth and rural communities about nutritional education and nutritional supplements, while also giving them the tools and knowledge they need to produce the pumpkin seed and chickpea supplement!

Samson Idabu

Samson Idabu is an undergraduate at the University of Cape Town studying Chemical Engineering. He is passionate about solving problems facing his community and seeks to share his skills with others to create a better community. He is a founding member of FONA Health Initiative which is a community education, give-back project based in Tanzania …

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Booksville is a mobile library project that will provide children in the greater Accra region of Ghana with books specifically handpicked according to the age and the needs of each child.

Sedinam Botwe

Sedinam Botwe is a final year undergraduate law student at the University of Ghana, Legon in Accra, Ghana. An avid reader herself, she is very passionate about causes that hinge on reading, especially in relation to children. This passion is what drives her in her work with BooksvilleGhana, a mobile library service in Ghana targeted …

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Ewura Ama Konduaba Jenkins

Ewura Ama Konduaba Jenkins is a final year student at the University of Ghana Law School pursuing an undergraduate law degree. On the side, she also studies forex trading and marketing. She is an experienced salesperson with a demonstrated history of working in the education management industry. She has worked as a Legal Advisor, a …

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Miryim Hanek

Miryim Hanek attends the University of Michigan-Dearborn and is pursuing a major in accounting. In high school, Miryim served as vice president of a club called Peer to Peer which aims to break down any barriers a student may have that limits their level of comfort in school, essentially promoting an inclusive environment for everyone. …

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