Issue Area: Education

Paiva Arlindo Sipaneque

Paiva Sipaneque is the founder of FACULTEC, a social organization that helps Mozambican students prepare for and navigate the entire university application process abroad. His enterprise is a product of the challenges he went through while seeking educational opportunities in anglophone countries as a non-English language speaker, which constitutes a major challenge for students in …

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Estela David

Estela David is a co-founder of FACULTEC, a social organization that helps Mozambican students prepare for and navigate the entire university application process abroad. This enterprise, like for her teammate, reflects her experience on the application process of educational opportunities in anglophone countries as a non-English language speaker, which constitutes a major challenge for students …

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FACULTEC

Drawing on their own experiences, Estela and Paiva founded FACULTEC, an online platform that will help Mozambican students prepare for and navigate the entire university application process for students looking to study outside of Mozambique.

COO Mua

COOMUA is a skill-building hub in the West Nile Region of Uganda aimed to provide mentorship and training opportunities to boys in underserved communities to help them get better jobs and avoid unemployment.

Joy Kafua

Joy Kafua grew up in Paidha in the West Nile region, Uganda where life was never a bed of roses, and had to learn how to earn a living at the tender age of 10 out of sand mining. This opened her eyes to what life was and ignited a fire within her to be …

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Francis Acaye Opio

Francis Acaye Opio comes from a township in the Northern part of Uganda. Currently, he is a student pursuing BSc. Petroleum Geoscience and Production at Makerere University under the Mastercard  Foundation Scholarship. He is a young African who finds passion in engaging in activities that improve the lives of people around him. Francis is a …

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Sylvia Akurut

Sylvia Akurut is a second-year student at Makerere University pursuing a Bachelor of Industrial and Organizational Psychology with extensive passion and skills. As a young psychologist, she is passionate about being part of the solution in communities and not just benefiting from the actions of others, and being in social change is personally important since she …

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TAL Youth Uganda

TAL (Think About Life) Youth Uganda is an economic empowerment venture that is buying surplus sweet potatoes and turning them into delicious, nutritious donuts. They will create a production plant where they recruit, train, and employ unemployed women to make the donuts and then employ youth to sell them at local markets.

Ambrose Onapa

Ambrose Onapa is a 2nd-year student currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Telecommunications Engineering from Makerere University with a deep passion for self-improvement, leadership, learning, and community-based change initiatives. He is efficient with strong initiative and highly effective at mobilizing and motivating groups; adept at finding creative and strategic solutions to problems, readily …

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Christopher Kaahwa

Christopher Kaahwa hails from Kabarole District, in Western Uganda. He’s a MasterCard Foundation Scholar at Makerere University pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Communication whose dream is to become a voiceful journalist and guide people from all walks of life to reason together and provide solutions to challenges affecting their communities. He’s one of …

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