Issue Area: Education

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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YE! — Youth of Excellence

YE! Seeks to provide outreach and mentorship programs for young entrepreneurs and students who have left their schooling to equip them with the knowledge and skills to develop their businesses and grow personally. It also seeks to identify and disseminate information on jobs, scholarships, and business opportunities available to young people.

Daniel Deng

Daniel Deng attends Babson College, studies Business Analytics and Finance, and looks forward to pursuing a career in actuarial science. He is passionate about entrepreneurship and innovation, especially the development and advancement of trade and business on the African continent. Since high school, Daniel has been an avid champion of peace and positive community transformation …

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EduPass is developing an app that will help students who have had to leave school to attain the knowledge and practical skills they need to be successful. Through lessons, practices, and quizzes, EduPass will create a new pathway for students to fill gaps in their education.

Mahmoud Kanso

Mahmoud Kanso is a Syrian Civil and Environmental Engineering student living in Lebanon. He got a full scholarship from Mastercard Foundation to study at the American University of Beirut. Mahmoud looks forward to using his leadership and project management skills in reserving Syrian cities identity in postwar projects. Mahmoud believes in entrepreneurship, leadership, volunteerism for …

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Nour Al-Bidewe

Nour Al-Bidewe is a computer science student at the American University of Beirut. Nour is Syrian and she has been living in Lebanon since 2012.She got a full merit scholarship from Mastercard foundation. Nour envisions using technology and coding in building youth active personalities. She looks forward for empowering women’s personalities and equipping them with …

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Eslam Abo Alhawa

Eslam Abo Alhawa is a Syrian Mastercard Foundation Scholar studying Computer Science at the American University of Beirut (AUB). She has extensive experience in working with NGOs, organizations, and community projects. She believes in the importance of volunteerism in giving back and changing her community. She is skilled in communication, adaptation, and critical thinking. She …

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Peace Power South Sudan

Daniel Deng founded Peace Power South Sudan, a two week camp in Juba, South Sudan that organizes, informs, and supports South Sudanese youth through peace education in order to develop socially conscious leaders. Peace Power South Sudan will also be growing their community network to connect program graduates to high impact educational opportunities across the …

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