Issue Area: Equality & Empowerment

Project Ignite Her

Project Ignite Her is a social enterprise designed to close the gender-STEM gap. It will be a curated online platform and community fostering the holistic development of young women on their journey to success. We aim to provide advice and support to allow young women to thrive academically and professionally.

Lauryn Mwale

Lauryn Mwale is a final year undergraduate from Lusaka, Zambia studying Mathematics at the University of Edinburgh. She has carried out research into access to professional development resources for BAME women in Scotland and the impact of COVID-19 on youth civil society. If you ask her anything, ask for a book recommendation. Lauryn loves reading …

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To the Lilypads team, innovation is a 14-year-old girl with access to a sanitary pad. Currently based in Kenya, Lilypads strives to end period poverty and exploitation. The team aims to empower local women with training and employment who in return sell reusable sanitary products and provide menstrual health education within their communities.

Ki Wan Sim

Emily Sim is a Senior at Tufts University studying computer science and sociology. She is passionate about the use of technology and data for social justice and uplifting marginalized communities. Previously, she has worked at Microsoft as a Civic Technology Fellow, collaborating with public stakeholders in Boston to develop software and prototypes to address their …

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FIRE addresses the information gap in non-English speaking immigrant communities through a multilingual mobile application. The platform will be a centralized, accessible resource available to immigrants in the United States, consolidating know-your-rights information, opportunities to connect with local organizations, and the function of a “rapid response network” for ICE activity.

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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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