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Ny Ony Razafindratandra ’11 – Telling African Stories through Music

Ny Ony Razafindratandra ’11 – Telling African Stories through Music

“I feel like music is a tool for me to make positive change on the continent. The highlight of my musical journey was the validation of 4,000 people in a stadium singing my song from top to bottom without me having to sing it… It has been really nice to see how much impact one can have on a younger generation and even the older generation of people just who want to change.”

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Wuntia Gomda ’17 & Jesse Forrester ’17 – Building Climate-Resilient Cities

Wuntia Gomda ’17 & Jesse Forrester ’17 – Building Climate-Resilient Cities

“As a Kenyan and a Ghanaian, meeting in South Africa for a project that will benefit neither of our countries but other Africans exemplifies the true spirit of Pan-Africanism. We have a target of positively impacting 5,000 people over the next ten years through The Living Machine. We want to see many people grow and have access to quality food and a better lifestyle. The Living Machine is bigger than just the two of us, or even ALA”.

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Tiassa Mutunkei ’18 – Tackling Wildlife Exploitation in Africa

Tiassa Mutunkei ’18 – Tackling Wildlife Exploitation in Africa

“I believe that we as the young generation should come together and take charge of wildlife and wildlands before it’s too late. We are not waiting for older generations to hand it down to us – we will take it, because the time is now. I cannot tell my kids that I’m the reason elephants are extinct. We must all come together to protect our heritage. Animals are Africans too, and we should use our voices to speak up for them.”

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Rima Tahini ’10 – Developing Africa’s Next Music Stars

Rima Tahini ’10 – Developing Africa’s Next Music Stars

“For me, it’s beyond being in entertainment; it is about building one of the leading industries in Africa today. I hope to see the African music industry grow, and I want the industry to be developed to a place where we have institutions within it and our artists can flourish and have platforms and opportunities. That feeling of seeing someone go from zero to becoming a star is very fulfilling.”

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Jihad Hajjouji ’08 – Equipping Education Entrepreneurs for Impact

Jihad Hajjouji ’08 – Equipping Education Entrepreneurs for Impact

“I believe that access to quality education can transform lives, and I work with a community of entrepreneurs to make that happen. I really enjoy helping others to fulfill their potential. One of the things that inspires me in working with school leaders across the continent is seeing the impact that they’re able to have against the odds. This idea of maximizing resources to give the best to students is what drives me.”

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