Issue Area: Equality & Empowerment

Arnold Katende

Arnold is a leader of change with a deep personal commitment of transforming and improving the lives of families and communities around him.He previously attended Sussex Coast College Hastings in England under the prestigious Pestalozzi UK scholarship. Currently he is aMasterCard Foundation Scholar studying agriculture engineering at EARTH University in Costa Rica. Arnold is the …

Arnold Katende Read More »

Allan Busuulwa

Allan Busuulwa is an Ugandan citizen and a student at Earth University in Costa Rica majoring in Agricultural Science and Natural Resource management. At Earth University, he participates in various Permanent Education Program activities where he participates in training the general public in natural resource management and sustainable agriculture. Allan’s interest in business for social …

Allan Busuulwa Read More »

GenFarm Financial Enterprise

GenFarm Financial Enterprise will empower smallholder farmers in Northern Uganda through financial literacy training, access to agricultural technologies, and end-to-end services that optimize crop yields and labor productivity. GenFarm will also develop strategies to improve market access for smallholder farmer’s agricultural products in Northern Uganda.

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 …

Daniel Deng Read More »

Devrim Tiryaki

Devrim Tiryaki is a student at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque majoring in Economics andPolitical Science. He is the President of the World Affairs Delegation, the Model United Nations organization at his university, as well as a founding member and the Treasurer of the Generation UnitedNations student organization, a group that engages in …

Devrim Tiryaki Read More »

Anand Macherla

Anand Macherla is a 2018 Venture For America Fellow and works as a Data Analyst at T. Rowe Price, an asset management firm in Baltimore, Maryland.Originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico, Anand previously founded, and successfully exited from, a startup working with local artisans to share the cultural significance of their craft. He is an author …

Anand Macherla Read More »

Refugee Film Festival

Anand and Devrim will be providing young refugees in the Albuquerque, New Mexico area with film making training and access to equipment so that they can create short film of their choosing. Films will then be screened at a festival hosted at their university.

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 …

Peace Power South Sudan Read More »

Edith Naisubi

  Edith Violet Naisubi is earning a Bachelors’s degree in Business Administration at Ashesi University in Ghana as a Mastercard Foundation scholar. She was selected as a 2019 Emerging leader by Skoll Foundation. Edith is a founder of the Ashesi Wiki Club: a club that aims at promoting African content online by creating articles and …

Edith Naisubi Read More »

Amanuel Eshete

Amanuel Eshete is an Ethiopian studying Business Administration at Ashesi University, Ghana as a MasterCard Foundation scholar. Amanuel is a co-founder of AgriSan, a venture that aims at empowering the women at Pallisa district of eastern Uganda through boosting agriculture and providing training on financial and family planning to improve their livelihoods. Currently, Amanuel is …

Amanuel Eshete Read More »