Issue Area: Humanitarian Aid

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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Kataike Viola

Kataike Viola is the co-Founder of A HAND FOR A REFUGEE. She was born on the 22nd of June, 2000, and is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in industrial and organizational psychology at Makerere University Uganda. Growing up in a less privileged region of Uganda motivated her to become a change agent that will transform …

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Annelle Kayisire

Annelle is a student at Wellesley College in Massachusetts. She grew up in Kigali with her parents and four siblings. Her earliest memories include being a sister for the first time, where she witnessed, through her mother, the indispensable strength of women. Her biggest ambitions include improving reproductive health and designing creative technology for social …

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Crepin Kayisire

Crepin Gontran Kayisire is a Computer Science major at the African Leadership University. As a young man, Crepin was always interested in how machines work. In high school, as part of a STEM competition, he built a web application for students to meet and chat with tutors and mentors online. This project exposed him to …

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Kevin Gautier Kayisire

Kevin Gautier Kayisire is a 23-year-old gentleman residing in Kigali, Rwanda. He is currently a software engineer at HeHe Innovation Academy. A highly motivated and hardworking individual; Kevin is currently pursuing his Bachelors’s degree in Computer Science at the African Leadership University. Kayisire also did his high school studies at SOS Hermann Gmeiner Technical High …

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Holistic Life Organization

For three months, Holistic Organization plans to work with teen-mothers and children from Nyamata in the Eastern Province of Rwanda, who were unable to pursue their education, to teach intensive vocational, psychological, and social tools they need in order to be successful.