Issue Area: Equality & Empowerment

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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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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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 …

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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 …

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AgriSan aims to establish a community market garden for underprivileged rural women in the Pallisa District of Uganda. The women will grow vegetables as a source of income and use leftover vegetables to make manure. In addition, the venture will teach the women savings strategies and other financial management skills to ensure their economic security.

Yvette Abizeyimana

Yvette Abizeyimana is a MasterCard Foundation Scholar in her first-year student at EARTH University pursuing her bachelor’s degree in agricultural science and natural resource management. She is a Resolution Project fellowship winner as of June 2017 as the co-founder of Rwanda YouthInitiative for Agricultural Transformation (RYIAT). She is also the founder of Mukobwa Ivugire “girl …

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Gerard Ndayishimiye

Gerard Ndayishimiye is a Rwandan, studying agricultural science and natural resource management at EARTH University in Costa Rica, expected to have his first undergraduate bachelor’s degree in December 2017. From September to December of 2016,  he worked with the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) as an intern in Tanzania. He is a founder of …

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RYIAT (Rwanda Youth Initiative For Agricultural Transformation)

RYIAT addresses the problem of land scarcity and changing agricultural methods in Rwanda, due to climate change. The venture will bring modern urban growing techniques to a demonstration farm, and use this platform to educate farmers and spread these skills and technologies, including eventually creating large, holistic sustainable farms in subsistence agriculture communities.

Sumati Joshi

Sumati is passionate about women having access to, and educational resources for, best hygiene practices so that they can realize their ambitions. She founded Mission SanScar and volunteers with NGOs with this aim. With a background in engineering, work experience in niche consulting firms and an enthusiasm for design thinking she hopes to address pressing …

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Mission Sanscar

Sumati Joshi and Urvi Talaty are the founders of Mission Sanscar, a social venture that will work in Mumbai, India to eliminate the restrictions, shame, and impact on school attendance and success that accompanies the onset of women’s menstrual cycles. Mission Sanscar will work to shift women and girls to the use of cotton napkins, …

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