Tag Archives: environment

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 Liberia: Phillip Garjay Innis, Advocate for Youths and the Environment

Born in the early 1980s in Bomi County during a period characterized by political turmoil, Phillip Garjay Innis’s childhood was riddled with chaos, disruptions, challenges and uncertainties. Many times, during the heat of the civil crises in Liberia, he faced daily the harrowing fear of losing his life or the lives of relatives and friends […]

Success Story from Senegal: Donald Bambara, Founder of Green’Act

Donald Patrick Bambara was born in Burkina Faso less than 25 years ago. He moved to Senegal to pursue the study of Business at one of the top schools in that field in that country, the Institut Supérieur de Management (the Superior Institute of Management) or ISM. While attending the outstanding university, Mr. Bambara was disturbed by […]

Success Story from the DRC: Dr. Corneille Ewango’s Conservation Initiatives

Corneille E.N. Ewango grew up in the western Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). From the age of 14 he was collecting elephant tusks and meat poached by family members. By the age of 17, Mr. Ewango also was a poacher as a means to fund his studies. He wanted to become a medical doctor […]

Success Story from Somalia: Fatima Jibrell’s Conservation Initiatives

Fatima Jama Jibrell was born in 1947 in Somalia. Due to the struggles of her mother, Ms. Jibrell was able to attend school. Her father was a merchant marine who settled in the USA. At the age of 16, Ms. Jibrell joined her father in the USA. A few years later she returned to Somalia […]

Success Story from Kenya: Dr. Wangari Maathai’s Green Belt Movement

Wangari Maathai was born in central Kenya in 1940. Due to her excellent grades she received a scholarship to Mount St. Scholastica College (now Benedictine College) in Kansas from which she received her Bachelor’s Degree in 1964. Thereafter she obtained a Master’s Degree at the University of Pittsburgh, also in Biological Sciences. In 1966, she […]

Success Stories from Africa

Welcome to African Development Successes I started this blog because I was tired of all of the negative mass media coverage of the continent.  I wanted to share with others that there are many excellent African leaders engaged in development efforts in their home countries and beyond.  This site shares uplifting stories about the positive […]