Issue Area: Equality & Empowerment


We aim to ensure safety for children by conducting self-defense workshops, gender sensitization, and personal safety programs in schools for children of age 10 – 16 years.

Harshula Jhala

Harshula attends NMIMS University and is pursuing a dual degree in B Tech. in Information Technology and MBA in Marketing. She is extremely passionate about Social Entrepreneurship and has volunteered at various organizations including the Resolution venture – Mission Sanscar. She has co-founded Project Vishuddh that works towards tackling the sanitation and hygiene-related challenges in …

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Ayan Ray

Ayan Ray is a final year student at NMIMS University, Mumbai, pursuing a dual degree MBA with a major in Marketing and B.Tech in Information Technology. He is extremely passionate about design, technology, and social entrepreneurship. Recently he achieved the Google Ads Top Marketer status in an online marketing challenge, where we worked with ACFE …

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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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A hand for a refugee aims to raise refugee welfare and ensure sustainable support for education among refugee teenagers in the Kyangwali Refugee community.

Safali Libia

Safali Libia a MasterCard scholar at Makerere University completing a Bachelor of Arts in Economics. He was born in 1997 in the Democratic Republic of Congo in Northern Kivu province. He became a refugee in Uganda later in 2012. In Uganda, he and his family joined the Kyangwali refugee settlement in Western Uganda. He is …

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Kevin Githuku Wanai

Kevin Githuku Wanai is an undergraduate student pursuing a Bachelor of journalism and communication at Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda under the MasterCard Foundation scholarship. He is from Nairobi, Kenya. He is a co-founder in ‘A Hand for A Refugee’ social venture and also oversees projects implementation of the same. He has partnered with various …

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