Social Impact in Africa

Amalkher Djibrine Souleymane; Empowering Women & Youth in Chad through Nirvana

Amalkher Djibrine Souleymane; Empowering Women & Youth in Chad through Nirvana

On Konnect Africa, the emphasis has always been on doing the much and the best you can to improve that situation that boggles your mind, because we have understood that nothing can withstand the power of one focused and determined person. On #ImpactThursday we follow the ...

Heidi G. Frontani

February 11th, 2016

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Phillip Garjay Inis- Liberian Change Agent, Impacting Africa

Phillip Garjay Inis- Liberian Change Agent, Impacting Africa

Born in the early 1980s in Bomi County during a period characterized by political turmoil, Phillip Garjay Inis’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 ...

Heidi G. Frontani

January 21st, 2016

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Peace Ruzage: Inspiring Rwandan Women in a Post-Genocide Era

Peace Ruzage: Inspiring Rwandan Women in a Post-Genocide Era

Interested in discovering ways to help humanity? Follow our #ImpactThursday and read amazing stories. Peace Ruzage returned to Rwanda and an informal gathering of women in her house birthed Aspire Rwanda, a not for profit organization which inspires and trains less ...

Heidi G. Frontani

December 17th, 2015

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Marguerite Barankitse and Maison Shalom: Changing the Lives of Orphaned Children & Communities

Marguerite Barankitse and Maison Shalom: Changing the Lives of Orphaned Children & Communities

On #ImpactThursday Marguerite Barankitse and her organisation, Maison Shalom is touching the lives of children and communities in Burundi. Marguerite Barankitse, better known as Maggy, was born in Ruyigi, Burundi. She lost her father at a very young age and grew up with her ...

Heidi G. Frontani

November 26th, 2015

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Momodou “Inkeh” Bah is Gambia’s Youngest Elected Person and an Advocate for the Less Privileged.

Momodou “Inkeh” Bah is Gambia’s Youngest Elected Person and an Advocate for the Less Privileged.

On #ImpactThursday we discuss an unlikely personality; A Politician. 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 ...

Heidi G. Frontani

November 19th, 2015

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Fatima  Jibrell is a Champion of the Earth & Creator of the World’s First Solar Cooking Village

Fatima Jibrell is a Champion of the Earth & Creator of the World’s First Solar Cooking Village

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 ...

Heidi G. Frontani

November 5th, 2015

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Aruna Kallon; Crusader for Human Rights, Judicial Accountability, And Good Governance

Aruna Kallon; Crusader for Human Rights, Judicial Accountability, And Good Governance

On #ImpactThursday we are inspired by Aruna Kallon; crusader for human rights, judicial accountability, and good governance. Enjoy. Aruna Kallon was born in southeastern Sierra Leone in 1985 to modest and loving parents, Theresa Hawa Kallon and Maada John Aruna Kallon. The ...

Heidi G. Frontani

October 29th, 2015

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From Poacher to Environmentalist: How Corneille Ewango defied War to Preserve Animals

From Poacher to Environmentalist: How Corneille Ewango defied War to Preserve Animals

Its #ImpactThursday!!! 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.

Heidi G. Frontani

October 22nd, 2015

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The Mother Theresa of Africa; Dr. Hawa Abdi Provides Healthcare for Millions in Somalia

The Mother Theresa of Africa; Dr. Hawa Abdi Provides Healthcare for Millions in Somalia

It’s #ImpactThursday… When Hawa Abdi was just 12 years old her mother died due to complications associated with childbirth. Distraught and determined to understand why her mother had died, Hawa Abdi studied medicine and, in 1971, obtained a medical degree. The ...

Heidi G. Frontani

October 15th, 2015

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Sylvia Oreshola Blyden: The Only Female News Publisher in Sierra Leone

Sylvia Oreshola Blyden: The Only Female News Publisher in Sierra Leone

Good morning! On #EntrepreneurTuesday, we serve you the satisfying meal of a woman who has ensured that her entrepreneurial pursuits serve a definite purpose in her society; disseminating the right informations and going behind the scenes to uncover the truth. She is the ...

Heidi G. Frontani

October 6th, 2015

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Dr. Toyin Falola is the Champion of African Studies

Dr. Toyin Falola is the Champion of 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, ...

Heidi G. Frontani

September 10th, 2015

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Amnah Ibuni is Creating Opportunities for Women in Tanzania

Amnah Ibuni is Creating Opportunities for Women in Tanzania

Amnah Feisal-Amin Ibuni is a young Tanzanian woman who was born in 1987 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. When her father passed away when she was only eight years old she and her family moved back to Tanzania. Growing up in Zanzibar, Amnah was distressed when she witnessed many of ...

Heidi G. Frontani

August 25th, 2015

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“Stop that Thief!” Kelvin Macharia’s ‘Sunrise Tracking’ is Reducing Car Theft in Kenya

“Stop that Thief!” Kelvin Macharia’s ‘Sunrise Tracking’ is Reducing Car Theft in Kenya

Kelvin “Kevo” Macharia Kuria was born in June 1990 in Nakuru, Kenya. As a student at Nakuru High School Kelvin was distressed by the ants, cockroaches, and flies that would make their way into his dorm room. He began to experiment with mixing extracts from shrubs that might ...

Heidi G. Frontani

August 13th, 2015

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Seyi Oyesola’s ‘Hospital in a Box’ is Transforming Medical Care in Rural Nigeria

Seyi Oyesola’s ‘Hospital in a Box’ is Transforming Medical Care in Rural Nigeria

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 ...

Heidi G. Frontani

August 6th, 2015

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How Ghana’s Francis Kodzo Amedahe Brought Healthcare to Kpoeta

How Ghana’s Francis Kodzo Amedahe Brought Healthcare to Kpoeta

Based on the literature on international development and personal success, why has Dr. Francis Amedahe and Kpoeta Clinic been so successful? Some key characteristics come to mind: Dr. Amedahe LISTENED to the people of Kpoeta when they reported to him the dire need for a ...

Heidi G. Frontani

July 28th, 2015

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Lost Boy and Genocide Survivor John Dau is providing Healthcare in South Sudan

Lost Boy and Genocide Survivor John Dau is providing Healthcare in South Sudan

John Bul Dau was born in 1974 in what is now South Sudan. In 1987, when John was 12 years old, his village, Duk Payuel, was attacked in the middle of the night by government forces from northern Sudan and his family was scattered due to the violence. Mr. Dau consequently ...

Heidi G. Frontani

July 21st, 2015

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