Category youths

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 Zimbabwe: Kelvin Mutize, Supporting and Promoting Africa and Africans

Kelvin “Terminator” Tinashe Mutize was born on November 24, 1986 in Harare, the capital city of Zimbabwe. The oldest of three children, Kelvin and his brothers Mallvine and Victor, witnessed their parents helping and caring for others from the earliest age. The Mutize home was constantly full, because people were always being invited in if […]

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 the Gambia: Salimatou Fatty, Advocate for Children’s and Women’s Rights

Salimatou Fatty was born in Kerewan village in the North Bank Division of the Gambia in 1994 to modest and loving parents Aja Fatoumatta Jarra Ceesay and Alhajie Saikou Fatty. When she was just one year old, her father passed away. Salimatou is the seventh of her mother’s nine children, but has nearly 20 siblings […]

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 Zimbabwe: Morris “Lordmore Karanda” Kakunguwo Supports Youth Football

Morris “Lordmore Karanda” Kakunguwo was born in 1972 in Mt. Darwin, around 200 kilometers (124 miles) north of Zimbabwe’s capital city of Harare. He was the youngest of seven children. Morris’ father, Frank Kakunguwo, the Pastor of a mission school, was shot to death during Zimbabwe’s War of Liberation when Morris was only two years […]

Success Story from Kenya: Collins Nakedi, Empowering Youths through Education

Collins Plimo Nakedi was born in October 1989 and raised in East Pokot, Kenya, a pastoralist community in which more than 95 percent of the people are illiterate. One of 14 children, Collins felt extremely fortunate to be the only one in his family to have the chance to go to school and get an […]

Success Story from Nigeria: Chinenye Sarah Ogoko is Empowering Young Rural Women

Chinenye “Nenye” “Cha-Cha” Sarah Ogoko was born the second of five children in March 1992 in Owerri, the capital of Imo State in southern Nigeria. She attended God’s Time Nursery and Primary School in Nnewi Anambra State and graduated from Bishop Lasbrey Girls Secondary School in Owerri in 2008. As a youth her father inspired […]

Success Story from the Republic of the Congo: Ndzoyi Averty Delamizere, Founder of Espace Opoko

Ndzoyi Averty Delamizere was born 29 years ago in the Republic of Congo, a country also known as Congo-Brazzaville to distinguish it from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Ndzoyi was born while his parents were still in high school. Unable to care of him, when he was only 3 months old, they sent […]

Success Story from Benin: Sara Idohou is Empowering Women and Youths

Aye Femi Cynthia Sara Idohou was born in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire in 1990. She was raised in Cotonou in the Republic of Benin. Sara is the firstborn in her family, which was something of a disappointment to her father, who had hoped for a son. Expectations were high for her when she was growing up. Her father […]