Advocacy

IN MEMORIAM: Heidi Frontani and her Passion for Sharing Africa’s Success Stories

IN MEMORIAM: Heidi Frontani and her Passion for Sharing Africa’s Success Stories

I never actually met her…the amazing Professor who emailed me one day and asked to send her stories for publication on KonnectAfrica.Net. I was more than a bit wary, I must confess. What did an American Professor know about Africa and Africans? And how could she write about ...

Jennifer Nkem-Eneanya

March 17th, 2016

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Misan Rewane is Changing the Dynamics of the Service Industry in Nigeria with WAVES [West Africa Vocational Education]

Misan Rewane is Changing the Dynamics of the Service Industry in Nigeria with WAVES [West Africa Vocational Education]

Its #ImpactThursday!!! When Misan Rewane completed her studies at Stanford University, she had one idea: To transform life opportunities for West African youth by offering employable skills training and career opportunities. The ship on which she would sail to accomplishment

Jennifer Nkem-Eneanya

February 25th, 2016

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17 Year old Anzisha Fellow, Sirjeff Dennis Takes the Lead in Poultry Business

17 Year old Anzisha Fellow, Sirjeff Dennis Takes the Lead in Poultry Business

Living in the slums of Dar es Salaam, Sirjeff Dennis experienced really tough times, but none of the things he suffered had a hold on him. He had big dreams, and so he worked tirelessly, making no room for excuses. After completing high school, Dennis joined Tanzania’s ...

Lovelyn Okafor

February 19th, 2016

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Make 50 Million Children in Africa Smarter. How? Eneza Education Has Got the Blue-Print.

Make 50 Million Children in Africa Smarter. How? Eneza Education Has Got the Blue-Print.

Tech, coding, apps, software… until about a year or two ago, these terms used to seem like a load of hogwash- indecipherable, unknowable, unreasonable. Until I realised the enormity of influence embedded in those words and its power to change lives. On #ImpactThursday Kago ...

Jennifer Nkem-Eneanya

February 18th, 2016

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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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Rides for Lives: A Mobile Hospital Saving Lives in Uganda & the Story of Christopher Ategeka

Rides for Lives: A Mobile Hospital Saving Lives in Uganda & the Story of Christopher Ategeka

#ImpactThursday spotlights a young Ugandan, Christopher Ategeka and the amazing work he is doing by providing mobile healthcare in rural Uganda. Shaped by the tragedies of his childhood, Christopher is taking steps to ensure that no one in current- day Uganda has to undergo ...

Jennifer Nkem-Eneanya

February 4th, 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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Reaching out to the Less Privileged, My Story – By Quinnet Umukoro

Reaching out to the Less Privileged, My Story – By Quinnet Umukoro

 The importance of including a dance competition in a party for kids cannot be overemphasized.  As a matter of fact, it can be tagged as the highlight of the event. So, when the Master of Ceremony beckoned on some selected few to come up stage and showcase their dancing ...

Guest Blogger

January 7th, 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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Not-For-Profit but For-Passion. Social Entrepreneur Njideka Harry and the Youth for Technology [YTF] Foundation

Not-For-Profit but For-Passion. Social Entrepreneur Njideka Harry and the Youth for Technology [YTF] Foundation

On #ImpactThursday serial social entrepreneur and changemaker, Njideka Harry floats our boat as we observe the strides her Youth for Technology Foundation has made over a 15-year period. “Social entrepreneurs are a unique population – we’re driven by ...

Jennifer Nkem-Eneanya

December 10th, 2015

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Naadiya Moosajee of WomEng…Grooming the Next Generation of Female Engineers in Africa

Naadiya Moosajee of WomEng…Grooming the Next Generation of Female Engineers in Africa

Who knew that women Engineers were becoming an endangered species? On #ImpactThursday we delve into the life and passions of South African Civil Engineer Naadiya Moosajee who co-founded a non-profit organization, WomEng to help develop the next generation of female engineers

Jennifer Nkem-Eneanya

December 3rd, 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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Haben Girma- Harvard Law’s First Deaf-Blind Graduate and her Passion for Advocacy

Haben Girma- Harvard Law’s First Deaf-Blind Graduate and her Passion for Advocacy

For Haben Girma, life is golden and full of amazing opportunities and possibilities. Eventhough she doesn’t get to see the sunrise or hear the chirping of the birds, Girma is strengthened by the beauty of her dreams and the joy of being able to help other differently abled ...

Lovelyn Okafor

November 20th, 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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Joannie Bewa- A life Dedicated to the Service of Humanity.

Joannie Bewa- A life Dedicated to the Service of Humanity.

She has been featured by the US Embassy as a force of change in Benin Republic and selected as a delegate for Secretary Hillary Clinton’s Women in Public Service Project. Joannie Bewa is indeed an inspiring young African and a force to be reckoned with in her field. At 16, ...

Lovelyn Okafor

September 25th, 2015

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Omowunmi  Afolabi and the T.E.A.C.H Initiative…Because Every Child Deserves Quality Education

Omowunmi  Afolabi and the T.E.A.C.H Initiative…Because Every Child Deserves Quality Education

#ImpactThursdays are special because we bring to the fore, awesome men and women, boys and girls across Africa who are pouring themselves into their communities and societies by embarking on mind-blowing projects to ensure that they make a difference in their ...

Jennifer Nkem-Eneanya

September 24th, 2015

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Why Mrs Itoro Eze-Anaba founded the The Mirabel Centre: Nigeria’s first Sexual Assault Reform Centre

Why Mrs Itoro Eze-Anaba founded the The Mirabel Centre: Nigeria’s first Sexual Assault Reform Centre

Its #ImpactThursday!!! In 2000, Mrs Itoro, a Legal Practitioner, travelled across Nigeria, lobbying to get her bill, the Domestic Violence Bill (DVB), passed into law. In the course of her travels, she happened upon a 14-year-old girl who reported that her father had been ...

Jennifer Nkem-Eneanya

September 17th, 2015

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Dikembe Mutombo is the Most Generous Athlete in the World

Dikembe Mutombo is the Most Generous Athlete in the World

Mr. Dikembe Mutombo was born in Kinshasa in 1966 in what is today the Democratic Republic of the Congo. He grew up in a comfortable home with his parents and siblings in a city with high crime and poverty rates. In high school, Mutombo was an excellent soccer goalie and ...

Guest Blogger

July 14th, 2015

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Zainab Bangura: Champion of Human Rights & First Sierra Leonean Woman to Run for Presidency

Zainab Bangura: Champion of Human Rights & First Sierra Leonean Woman to Run for Presidency

Zainab Hawa Bangura was born in 1959 to a family of limited means in the small town of Yonibana in Sierra Leone’s Northern Province. She received a scholarship from Mathora Girls Secondary School near the town of Magburaka and graduated from the Annie Walsh Girls Secondary ...

Guest Blogger

June 17th, 2015

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From Botswana with Love: Mpule Kwelagobe’s Youth Empowerment Initiatives

From Botswana with Love: Mpule Kwelagobe’s Youth Empowerment Initiatives

Mpule Keneilwe Kwelagobe was born in Gaborone, Botswana, the third and youngest child of Justice Mothusi Kwelagobe and Dibelang Montshosi Kwelagobe. At age 17, while still in high school, Ms. Kwelagobe became the youngest woman to win the Miss Botswana pageant. In May 1999, ...

Guest Blogger

May 25th, 2015

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Jenneh Corkern: The Teenage Water Rights Activist Who is Inspiring Change in Liberia

Jenneh Corkern: The Teenage Water Rights Activist Who is Inspiring Change in Liberia

Jenneh Corkern is a 17 year old Liberian orphan who has defied all odds and gone beyond her woes to carve possibilities out of seemingly impossible situations. As a teen, her heart beats for her people, especially because of the things she has suffered. Passionate, ...

Lovelyn Okafor

May 19th, 2015

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