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Success Story from Kenya: Social Entrepreneur Kennedy Odede brings Hope to Nairobi’s Slums

Kennedy Odede was born to a teenage mother in 1984. He was the oldest of eight children. Kennedy was raised in Kibera, the largest slum in Kenya’s capital city of Nairobi, and the largest urban slum in all of Africa. He recalls getting his first grey hair at age six and being alone and on […]

Success Story from Ghana: Mabel Suglo, Helping Disabled Artisans Turn Trash into Eco-Friendly Footwear

Mabel Suglo was born in Jirapa in the West Region of Ghana on the 24th of September 1993 to Mr. Gaspard Suglo and Madam Mary Adolee. Mabel is the last born of three girls. Mabel’s mother and her late grandmother were inspirations to her early in life. They taught her to love humanity, be generous […]

Success Story from Chad: Amalkher Djibrine Souleymane, Empowering Women and Youths

Amalkher Djibrine Souleymane was born in N’Djamena in August 1991. She began primary school in Bol, a town located near Lake Chad. Her family moved east to the town of Biltine when she was four years old, where Amalkher started her education and became the first child to be registered at a small library in […]

Success Story from Tanzania: Allen Kimbelwa is Empowering Young Leaders

Allen Ezekiel Kimbelwa was born in September 1986 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. He grew up with his parents, two brothers, and two sisters. Allen attended Mtendeni Primary School and completed his secondary school studies at Loyola High School in Dar. While in high school, Allen met an amazing teacher from India, Mr. Faizan, who […]

Success Story from The Gambia: Alieu Jallow Supports Young Entrepreneurs

Alieu Jallow was born in Ker Ardo, in the North Bank of the Gambia in 1990. His childhood memories are of being a herdsman and of hardship, especially in years when the rains failed. Through his mother’s perseverance to obtain sufficient funds, Alieu was fortunate to be able to graduate from Masroor Senior Secondary School […]

Success Story from Nigeria: Dr. Toyin Falola Promotes African Studies

Toyin Omoyeni Falola was born 1953 in Ibadan, Nigeria. In the 1960s, he dropped out of high school to join a peasant rebellion that protested high taxation and the ill treatment of farmers. During and after the rebellion, young Toyin kept wondering why it was that some, including his own grandfather, had to lose their […]

Success Story from Ghana: Dr. Francis Amedahe brings Healthcare to 10,000 Villagers

Francis Kodzo Amedahe was born in the village of Kpoeta in Ghana’s southeastern Volta Region in 1953. Unlike most from his village he had the opportunity to receive an advanced education, including a Bachelor of Education (1984) and Master of Education (1989) from the University of Cape Coast (UCC) in Ghana, and a doctoral degree […]

Success Story from Rwanda: Peace Ruzage Assists Vulnerable Women

  Peace Ruzage was born in Rwanda in 1954. With her family, she fled to Kenya, where she was a refugee for more than 44 years. In 1994, she returned to Rwanda to assist her country in the aftermath of the genocide. She settled in Gisozi, a suburb of Kigali, where she opened up her […]

Success Story from Ghana: Dr. Boachie-Adjei’s Orthopedic Hospital

Oheneba Boachie-Adjei was born in Kumasi, Ghana in 1950. Oheneba fell gravely ill when he was only six years old. He was cured by a locally-born, Western-trained physician and vowed that he too would dedicate his life to saving others. He emigrated from Ghana to the USA in the early 1970s as a 21-year old […]

Success Story from Nigeria: Dr. Seyi Oyesola’s “Hospital in a Box”

Seyi Oyesola was born in Nigeria, but spent much of his childhood growing up in Cleveland, Ohio in the USA. After graduating from high school in 1975, Mr. Oyesola returned to Nigeria and obtained his Bachelors of Science Degree and, in 1986, his Medical Degree from the University of Lagos. In Nigeria Mr. Oyesola was […]