Issue Area: Health & Wellness

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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Curabit provides exposure therapy via virtual reality to those affected by mental health disorders under the supervision of mental health professionals.

Rishabh Nanawati

  Rishabh is majoring in computer engineering and believes technology, leadership, and marketing are his strong points. Leading a team that was ranked among the top by Google in their Online Marketing Challenge, he ran a successful digital marketing campaign for a non-profit focused on raising awareness and funds for treatment and research on sarcoma …

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Aman Sariya

  Aman Sariya is a Computer Engineering major from Mumbai, India. He has actively been involved with organizations, like the Association for Computing Machinery, where he served as the Vice-chairperson, and the Rotaract Club and Enactus, which introduced him to social entrepreneurship. With a minor specialization in Artificial Intelligence and MachineLearning, he was able to …

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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 Girl’s Dream

Brianna, Ivett, and Miryim are starting an afterschool and weekend program in the Detroit and Dearborn area of Michigan aimed at getting young women of color interested in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) fields.

Prudence Akoth Hainga

Prudence is a student at The University of Edinburgh in Scotland pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in political science. She is an outspoken individual, aspiring to be a diplomat and shift narratives that hinder women from taking up leadership roles in her hyper-patriarchal country, Kenya. As a Mastercard Foundation Scholar, she believes that collective input from …

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Martine Irakoze

Martine Irakoze is a Burundian student at the University of Edinburgh in International Relations & International Law. She is a serial entrepreneur, passionate about African youth empowerment. One of her favorite activities in Burundi is to walk around the streets of the slums, where it is common to see young people sitting inactive and unemployed. …

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