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Young Poets from Daughters Global Meet Pulitzer-Nominated Poet Peter Makuck

In Africa, Art and Culture, Live Introductions by Mary KurekLeave a Comment

One of my favorite things to do as a mentor is to introduce mentees to people and experiences they might not ever have gotten the opportunity to enjoy.  An event like this happened in the first week of April, 2021 when I introduced our two youngest Frontrunners League members, Namara Lwansa and Chaitali Sinha, who are both poets (published on …

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Festus Kiplagat of Green Planet Initiative in Africa is Organizing Thousands of Farmers to Improve Agriculture

In Africa, Africa Innovators and Influencers, Publisher Channel by Mary KurekLeave a Comment

Festus Kiplagat is a charismatic leader, advocate, agriforestry expert, and founder, but, he’s something more:  He’s a grower from Kenya and very proud to be one.  He wants youth around Africa to feel the same passion he has for the soil and to develop and nurture it in order to  save the continent and the entire planet. If you talk …

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How Toyin Umesiri Moved Her Supply Chain Intelligence to Impact Africa

In Africa, African Influence, Publisher Channel by Mary Kurek

Toyin Umesiri, founder and CEO of Nazaru LLC, is a multi-talented woman who uses her collective intelligence to impact on a global scale, but particularly her homeland in Africa. She uses several public platforms to educate and engage people on the how-to of trading with Africa. She trains clients on developing proper supply chains and business foundations, and she sells …

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Fill Your Mind With Namara: Feminist Spotlight on Nankondo Mnyone and Khadija Msumi

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

It’s women’s history month and we are celebrating the achievements females have made  This month we are making the world focus on us (women and girls) as we are breaking the barriers caused by gender stereotypes and “choosing to challenge” as this year’s theme states. Nankondo Mnyone and Khadija Msumi are perfect examples of girls who are “choosing to challenge” …

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Fill Your Mind with Namara: Meet Nancy Lazaro, UNSDG Advocate and Writer From Tanzania

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

“Passions,” a word I would relate to extreme contentment in one’s tasks, is a direction towards your God-given purpose on this earth.  Negativity blocks the work that the passion would’ve done. So many of us have passions within us that the world shuns out and calls useless.  Making your passion a reality creates a life that is characterized by joy. …

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

In Africa, Africa Innovators and Influencers, 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 …

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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 …

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Her Majesty Princess Kunda of Zambia Targets Wellness Needs Through The Healing Tree of Nations

In Africa, News by Mary Kurek

Her Majesty, Princess Kunda is an attorney, former judge in Zambia, and current life coach through Hadassah Global also headquartered in Zambia.  She has taken her legal and justice experience to the social enterprise sector to help those at risk of ending up in the corrections system who really just need mental and emotional help. She shares information and the …