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DESPLAY 10th Year Alumni Impact Anniversary

It’s unbelievably believable. DESPLAY Africa is 10 years old, funded annually and consecutively by the NED since 2004. It is on record as the NED’s longest granted youth project in Africa. So it is with great delight we announce that DESPLAY Season 10 shall wrap up with a massive Alumni Re-Union Forum and Impact Anniversary

The 2Face Foundation and Youngstars Foundation Launches “Vote Not Fight: Election No Be War” Campaign

On September 30, 2014 the 2face Foundation and Youngstars Development Initiative unveiled a nationwide get-out-the-vote campaign to encourage a peaceful 2015 electoral process at the Event Centre in Lagos. The campaign, “Vote Not Fight: Election No Be War,” encourages Nigerians to peacefully take part in the electoral process and recognizes that political participation, not violence,

Arthur Zang – Young change maker

Arthur Zang, a 24 year-old Cameroonian engineer, invented the Cardiopad, a touch screen medical tablet that enables heart examinations such as the electrocardiogram (ECG) to be performed at remote, rural locations while the results of the test are transferred wirelessly to specialists who can interpret them. The device spares African patients living in remote areas the trouble

Chris Nsamba – Young change maker

You could say Chris Nsamba has always been something of an overachiever. By the age of 16 he’d already won three science competitions for adults. Now in his late 20s, the Ugandan is still dreaming big: He hopes to build and launch the first African manned shuttle into space. “It isn’t about money, it isn’t

Thulani Madondo – Young change maker

“Kliptown is a community of plus or minus 45 000 people without a lot of basic things like electricity.” In Kliptown poverty  ravages the land, but one person is trying to change the future of this town. Thulani Madondo grew up in Kliptown, sharing a metal shack with his mother and seven other siblings. Madondo