View Post

Fill Your Mind with Namara: What’s So Good About That?

In Africa Innovators and Influencers, Fill Your Mind With Namara by Mary Kurek

Namara Lwansa is a young student from Tanzania whose speaking and writing talents have already started carving a leadership path for her in areas of Africa.  The youngest Frontrunners League member is now the first African blogger in the new section of this magazine dedicated to African Influencers and Innovators.  Fill Your Mind is Namara’s contribution in blog form, often accompanied by video interviews …

View Post

Feature: Saray Khumalo Climbs Peaks to Raise Education in South Africa

In Africa, Africa Innovators and Influencers, Education, Empowerment, News by Mary Kurek

Saray Khumalo is a remarkable young woman mountaineer and adventurer who is on a mission to climb the world’s highest peaks in order to raise funds to build libraries and offer educational opportunities to areas of South African in need.  She’s accomplishing that mission quite well, as the first black African woman to summit Mount Everest.  That’s not the only …

View Post

Fill Your Mind With Namara: Human Trafficking Interview with Survivor Francisca Mbuli

In Africa, Africa Innovators and Influencers, Fill Your Mind With Namara by Mary Kurek

Modern slavery:  it exists, and that isn’t the only problem, a lot of us don’t know it…and that’s why I’m here.  We will learn about it together. Now, many of us would be surprised by the fact that slavery still exists, especially after having an entire topic in our history classes dedicated to how it was abolished. But unfortunately, it …

View Post

After 2020 – A Poem By a Young African Influencer and Empowerment Advocate

In Africa Innovators and Influencers, Fill Your Mind With Namara by Mary KurekLeave a Comment

Namara Lwansa is the youngest member of The Frontrunners League (global group of influencers, innovators, and advocates).  An up-and-coming leader in Tanzania, Namara works hard at her studies and studies hard at what is becoming her “work.”  Better said…her “impact.”  Namara is the first young blogger to have her own spot here within Frontrunners Innovate.  We hope you will encourage …

View Post

Dr. David Ajibade Uses Nutraceuticals to Effectively Treat Sickle Cell Anemia in Nigerian Youth

In Africa, Africa Innovators and Influencers, Health by Mary Kurek

While in the United States sourcing funds for his government-approved study, Dr. David Ajibade, Executive Director of the Brain and Body Foundation of Nigeria, sat down for a conversation with Frontrunners Innovate Publisher, Mary Kurek, to talk about the study and how his work with nutraceuticals is impacting youth with sickle cell anemia. The study is an important first step …

View Post

Jolyne Jelimo on Developing Youth Leaders in Education Cohorts Around the Globe

In Africa, Africa Innovators and Influencers, Education, Features24, Youth by Mary KurekLeave a Comment

Jolyne Jelimo is the country head and Vice President of Global Goodwill Ambassadors (GGA) for Kenya.  Her rise to this leadership position shows you exactly where her values lie as a rising influencer in her country, especially when it comes to impacting education, economic development, and youth mindset.  The latter is more important than you may think, especially, within the …

View Post

Dr. Osita Aniemeka, Champion for Entrepreneurship in Africa

In Africa, Africa Innovators and Influencers, Gamechanger19, Youth by Mary KurekLeave a Comment

“African Education System has surprising outcomes. The smartest students pass with 1st Class and get admission to medical & engineering schools. The 2nd Class Students get MBAs and LLBs to manage the First Class Students. The 3rd Class Students enter politics, and rule both 1st and 2nd Class Students. The failures join the Army and control politicians who, if they …

View Post

Professor Princess, Rosemary Ogochukwu Igbo, PhD: National Academy of Education Nigeria

In Africa, Africa Innovators and Influencers, Education, Gamechanger19 by Mary KurekLeave a Comment

“To produce a great teacher that inspires, that stands tall and above the superior and the good teacher, first we create an effective classroom manager who makes students know what they are doing, while showing them why and how.” “As a practitioner who has committed the most to education in Africa, I want to see education achieve the best outcomes …

View Post

Lilian A. Onyegbulam: Agricultural Economist Nigeria

In Africa, Africa Innovators and Influencers, Agriculture, Gamechanger19 by Mary KurekLeave a Comment

The challenge in Africa is that agriculture is seen by most government and development agencies as a social activity and not as an enterprise. The continent’s potential is enormous! There’s a large expanse of cultivable land, tropical weather for all-season production, a diversity of food, and cash crops sought after by many nations in the West.  There are soil types …

View Post

Sonia Sachs is Creating an Intervention for Africa’s Community Health Workers

In Africa, Africa Innovators and Influencers, Game Changers 13, Health, Introducer Game Changers and World NGOs' Best Impact 13 by Mary KurekLeave a Comment

Sonia Sachs has been frustrated over several years of working in pediatrics and endocrinology as a public health specialist in Africa.  But, she has been frustrated right into a solution. Sonia Ehrlich Sachs, MD, MPH is a pediatrician, an endocrinologist and public health specialist. She received a BA from Harvard University, an MD from the University of Maryland Medical School, …