Stories from Sub-Saharan Africa

Inclusivity in Zambia: Memory's Changemaker Journey

This is the story of how Memory and her peers in Zambia are advocating for people with albinism and activating others to create a safer and more inclusive society.
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Stories from Young Changemakers: Marcus’ Changemaker Journey

Marcus, a 13-year-old changemaker from Kenya, launched an online e-learning platform to inspire kids like him to spend more time developing their unique skills and talents.
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The Power in Passion: Thabiso's Changemaker Journey

As a university student in South Africa working on youth development, Thabiso actively sees the potential for excellence in all students. When she is not in class, she is rallying her peers to equip younger students to be engaged learners, active civic leaders, and ambitious changemakers.
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Teens for Change: Daniel's Changemaker Journey

Daniel is on a journey to enable young people in Lagos, Nigeria to determine their own future through education, employment, and agency.
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Sickle Cell Advocate Bukola’s Changemaker Journey

Bukola's journey to launching Nigeria’s first online and voluntary blood donor register started in her teens. Since learning she had sickle cell as a young girl, Bukola has been on a mission to increase the quality of life for millions living with the disease.
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Farm to Fork: Daniel Oulaï’s Changemaker Journey

From a young age, Daniel has been committed to feeding his community. Today, he is reconceiving the food production system across Côte d'Ivoire.
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From Head Boy to Social Entrepreneur: Uche's Changemaker Journey

Uche discovered his love for innovation and entrepreneurship at a young age, which prepared him to transform infant and maternal health practices across Nigeria.
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Social Equity and Accessibility: Rachel's Changemaker Journey

Racheal is determined to create a more accessible, equitable world for young people living with disabilities and caregivers.
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Rebecca: Environmental consciousness for a resilient Kenya

Addressing climate change and environmental degradation in Kenya through student-led education and advocacy.
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Elly Savatia: Mobilizing young changemakers through the SDGs in Kenya and Nigeria 

By spreading knowledge of the SDGs Goals to young people, Elly and his team are equipping his generation with the mindset and skills to implement each goal for the good of all.
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Africa's youth are leaders of today #AfricaYouthFwd

Future Forward, an initiative by Ashoka and the MasterCard Foundation, identifies and supports social entrepreneurs and changemakers with innovative solutions for youth employment in sub-Saharan Africa. How well do you develop youth leaders? Discover your personal strengths, how your organization...
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#LeadYoung - Allan van der Meulen: How to become a changemaker inspiring others to thrive in a challenging context

By participating in and eventually co-leading initiatives through RLabs, Allan is incubating technology-driven ideas for improving the lives of young people across South Africa.
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