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Arafat Lesheve Proves Youth Are Making a Difference in Tanzania

In Africa, Africa Innovators and Influencers, African Influence, Education, Employment, Empowerment, Publisher Channel, Youth by Mary Kurek

Arafat Lesheve is one of the most accomplished young people you’ll meet. In his early 20s, Arafat has created more opportunities for youth in Tanzania than anyone would believe. This 25-year-old, already an independent consultant, is serving a title under the Prime Minister’s Office, is a nonprofit founder, and an awarded young visionary. Oh, and he’s already on the path …

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Akwasi Opong-Fosu is Launching Innovation and Entrepreneurship Projects in Ghana

In Africa, Africa Innovators and Influencers, Economic Development, Education, Publisher Channel by Mary Kurek

Akwasi Opong-Fosu is a former Minister of State and Public Policy Analyst, Office of the President of Ghana. He’s taken everything he’s known in the political and governance arenas and moved them into a consultancy called Africa Growth Solutions. His solutions involve inspiring youth to become job creators as opposed to job seekers and moving that level of entrepreneurship into …

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Princess Adewoyin Makes Language Services and English Education Accessible in Cape Verde

In Africa, African Influence, Education, Publisher Channel by Mary Kurek

Nigeria is her homeland, but, currently a Cape Verde resident, Princess Adewoyin serves as Consul General at the Federation of International Gender and Human Rights (FIGHR) and, also, the National Coordinator for the International Human Rights Commission. Her role has her working heavily in translating documents into understandable and culture-conscious instruments that inform, construct programs and policies, and facilitate business. …

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Igweshi Augustine is a Global Peace and Youth Advocate Who Uses Policymaking to Create Change

In Africa, Africa Innovators and Influencers, Education, Empowerment, Peace, Publisher Channel, Youth by Mary Kurek

Igweshi Augustine of Nigeria works as hard at impact as he does with his real estate and global resources business. Working under several leadership titles that show his social impact passion and direction toward governance that matters, he makes the kind of progress that brings needed change. Igweshi speaks with Frontrunners Innovate Producer and Business Developer, Mary Kurek, about his …

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Chukwuma Okenwa is a Voice for Education in Nigeria

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Chukwuma Okenwa is a school administrator, social entrepreneur, and oftentimes, the spokesperson for issues on education in his country of Nigeria. Chukwuma has a global vision for moving entrepreneurship forward and bringing innovation in education and lifelong learning to his continent. He creates impact through the Lead Network, the Values Project, and more, and is continuously looking for new opportunities …

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Chancellor Dinesh Shukla Builds Medical Universities in Africa

In African Influence, Education, Health, Publisher Channel by Mary Kurek

Chancellor Dinesh Shukla of the American International University and his team have been educating medical professionals from eighteen countries in their state-of-the-art medical university campus in West Africa for the past eleven years. They’ve graduated several hundred medical professionals certified on the American curriculum who are all working in clinics and hospitals today, a challenge he says that has been …

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Life Lab – Developing Assets Series on How to Diversify Your Network to Amp Growth

In Education, Life Lab, Networking, Publisher Channel by Mary Kurek

Is your network stale?  Is it bubbling with activity sending out news releases, announcements, and invitations to events?  Are they innovating solutions, networking like crazy, and posting meaningful content online? Are you actively engaged in your network and are they actively engaged with you or just names on a list or profiles on a platform? Think of your network as …

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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 …

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Aaron Smith, PhD – Innovating Education for Workforce Development

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“1300 hours I cringe every time I see his face or hear his voice.  I’m Captain Josiah Rollins. A six-foot-two, fifty-year-old decorated veteran. I served two tours in Iraq, seen someone’s life pass in the blink of an eye. Today, I sit here having anxiety issues because I must interact with this moron.  My blood pressure spikes just thinking about …

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

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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 …