Category leadership

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 Sudan: Dr. Mo Ibrahim Supports Good Governance and Emerging Leaders

BONUS POST Celebrating those supporting excellent leaders Mohamed “Mo” Ibrahim was born in 1946 in Sudan. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Alexandria University in Egypt, a Master’s Degree in Electronics and Electrical Engineering from the University of Bradford in the UK, and a PhD in Mobile Communications from the University […]

Success Story from the Gambia: Modou Basirr Leigh, Youth Leader

Modou Basirr Leigh was born in 1989 in Serrekunda, a large town in the Gambia. Serrekunda is a place with strong cultural and religious traditions where Muslims and Christians enjoy good relations. Modou’s parents viewed education as the most essential aspect of their children’s development. Modou was fortunate to attend some excellent, although not very […]

Success Story from the Gambia: Momodou Bah, a Local Politician who Cares

Momodou “Inkeh” Bah was born in Sintet Village in the west coast region of the Gambia on the 24th of October 1984. He was raised on his parents’ farm. He attended St. John Bosco’s Primary School in Sintet from 1990 to 1996, Kalagi Junior Secondary School from 1996 to 1999, and Kinderdorff Bottrop High School […]

Success Story from Namibia: Heinrich Hafeni’s Social Entrepreneurship

Heinrich Hafeni Nghidipaya was born 33 years ago in Swakopmund, just north of the city of Walvis Bay, Namibia. The first born of five children, he was raised by his single mother, a domestic worker, and his grandmother. As Heinrich grew up he became increasingly impressed and inspired by his mother. Although she had little […]

Success Story from Mozambique: Graça Machel’s Support for Women and Children

Graça Simbine Machel was born in 1945, the youngest in a family with six children, in what is today Mozambique. Her father, a Methodist minister died three weeks before she was born. Ms. Machel attended mission schools before a church-based scholarship in 1968 enabled her to study at the University of Lisbon in Portugal. While […]