Marlon is using information technology to reach out to vulnerable youth and help them design practical technology-based solutions that address social challenges in their communities. In the process, they improve their employability, create opportunities for self-employment, and regain a sense of...

    In the midst of a youth unemployment crisis, Esther is positioning young Nigerians to improve their employability through career guidance and volunteer experiences while still in school, in order to assist youth in realizing their ambitions and to secure employment after graduation.

    Vickie Wambura is reducing the rate of recidivism in Kenya’s prisons by focusing on rehabilitation and shifting society’s negative prejudices and stereotypes of prisoners.

    Sena is building an African environmental movement of young entrepreneurs aware of their responsibilities, capable of supporting themselves, providing solutions to improve the living conditions of populations, and engaging as citizens to ensure large-scale actors take responsibility and action. He...

    A pioneer of the free higher education movement in South Africa, Taddy Blecher created a university model that enables poor students to acquire a free, high-quality, professional education, while also employed by the university to gain practical experience and earn an income.

    Dorien Beurskens has developed an affordable way to provide vocational education and training to young people in Southern Africa. She has established training centers that are both learning spaces for students and business hubs for entrepreneurs in the community. Dorien has developed a creative...

    Inspired by the global open source movement and Africa’s traditional emphasis on interdependence, Karim Sy is providing an online and offline meeting space where young African entrepreneurs can collaborate—rather than compete—to create new businesses and help solve some of their countries toughest...

    Theresa is positioning young people to take responsibility for their skills development, employment and economic empowerment and play a key role in empowering other youth with the opportunities to do the same.

    Paige Elenson is equipping unemployed young people in Africa to develop as professionals and leaders to create economic opportunities by tapping into the multibillion dollar global wellness industry. By engaging young people in the development of the yoga market, Paige has created a model that...