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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Senator at 30: Kenya’s Naisula Lesuuda is Breaking Boundaries and Advocating for the Girl-Child

At 25, in 2010, Naisula Lesuuda made history in Kenya as the youngest female citizen to earn the Presidential Order of the Grand Warrior...
jideka Harry

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...

Arc. Kunle Adeyemi: Rebuilding Lives, One Project at a Time

I never really gave much thought to architects and architecture as a much younger person. I never thought of them as world-changers or people...
Interview with Divine Komla Kpe

This is Divine Komla Kpe, 26-year-old Educator, Business Writer, Speaker and Social Entrepreneur from...

It is another Konnect Africa interview. Today, we have with us a writer, speaker and social entrepreneur from Ghana. His name is Divine Komla...
Jenneh Corkern

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...
Robin F. Baker GoTHERAPHY Positively Impacting People with Disabilities in Sub-Saharan Africa

Read How Robin F. Baker is Positively Impacting People with Disabilities in Sub-Saharan Africa

Hello there, Welcome to another edition of the KA Interviews. Today, we have on our hot seat, a Liberian-American lady with a powerful story...
Misan Rewane

Misan Rewane is Changing the Dynamics of the Service Industry in Nigeria with WAVES...

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...

Zuriel Oduwole: 15 Amazing Facts about  this 12-Year Old Filmmaker and Girl-Child Advocate

You know that she began her education project at age 9 when she interviewed Ghanaian President, Jerry Rawlings as part of a school project....
Stephanie Nyombayire

Stephanie Nyombayire.……..More Than a Survivor.

Pain! ………..can either make us cry, confused, vent in anger, want to lose hope and give up on life Or it can make us see things differently,...
Tolulope Sangosanya : Founder Of The Love On The Streets Charity Foundation (LOTS)

Tolulope Sangosanya: Founder Of The Love On The Streets Charity Foundation (LOTS)

Often times, it takes one person to make a move that will have a domino effect, causing multiple reactions. When it is a positive...
Eneza Education

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....
Heidi Frontani

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...
Rainatou Sow

Rainatou Sow – Making Every African Woman Count

“I guess people have come to realise that there is more to Africa than starving people, raped women, war, child soldier,… whatever the reason,...
Joseph Emmanuel Yaba

Joseph Emmanuel Yaba: A Young African with a Passion for Youth Development

 Like most achievers, Joseph Emmanuel was not born with a silver spoon; but he is making an impact despite that forgettable fact. The founder...
Abraham Abramz Tekya

Abraham ‘Abramz’ Tekya : Redefining the Hip-Hop Culture in Africa

Just when you thought hip-hop artistes and rappers were tattooed, women-loving, booze-quaffing shysters, Abramz Tekya does the unthinkable. He literally breaks out of the...

Josephat Torner; ‘Albino,’ Able and Proud!

A teacher or was it a wise man once opined that the greatest threat to humanity is…no, not natural disasters and incurable diseases; its...
Bitebo Gogo

Bitebo Gogo and the Keeping it Real Foundation

Pain can be a precursor of greatness, though we most often wish that was not the case. An epiphany can be birthed at a...
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...
Mama Clare Effiong

Mama Clare Effiong – …With Love to Rwanda.

"Love people. When you see somebody, love that person." This has been Clare Effiong’s creed since she was a little girl. Her life has remained...
Marguerite Barankitse

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,...
Kipchoge Hezekiah Kip Keino

Kipchoge Hezekiah “Kip” Keino- Much More than a Sporting Hero.

While Plato argued that leaders are born and not made, Likert a member of the behavioral school of thought insisted that leadership can be...
Mpule Kwelagobe’s

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,...
Dr. Hawa Abdi

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...
Dikembe Mutombo

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...
Christopher Ategeka

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

#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...
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