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Lorna Rutto – Young Change Maker

Lorna Rutto has achieved more in her mere 28 years than many people would hope to achieve in a lifetime. She has won numerous business awards – including the prestigious World Wildlife Fund’s (WWF) Nature Award and the Bid Network Nature Challenge Award – and has seen her company grow from strength to strength. However,

The Commonwealth Youth Council Chairperson visits Youngstars Foundation

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The Chairperson of the Commonwealth Youth Council (CYC) is currently in Nigeria for a two-week working visit. He recently visited Youngstars Foundation’s youth resource centre in Lugbe, Abuja. The team leader of the Foundation, Mr. Kingsley Bangwell, shared some of the success and achievements of the centre ranging from youth empowerment and capacity building. He

Young Change Maker – William KamKwamba

William Kamkwamba, a born inventor, , became a Local Hero in Malawi at the young age of 14. Trapped in poverty and unable to afford school, William found a rough plan in a library book and taught himself to build a windmill, which he modified to be of use to his family. The windmill ultimately

Young Change Maker – Richard Turere

Richard Turere, 13, doesn’t like lions. In fact, he hates them. Yet this bright Maasai boy has devised an innovative solution that’s helping the survival of these magnificent beasts — by keeping them away from humans. Living on the edge of Nairobi National Park, in Kenya, Turere first became responsible for herding and safeguarding his

Young Change Maker – Michel Chikwanine

A former child soldier, Michel Chikwanine has already endured and overcome unimaginable pain and struggles. His passion and belief in the possibility for change makes him a truly remarkable individual and humanitarian. Born in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Michel grew up amid the terror of the Great War of Africa. He witnessed the torture

Call for Applications – DESPLAY Season 9. Apply Now!

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Democracy Series for Participatory Learning and Activism by Youth (DESPLAY) Youngstars Foundation with support from the National Endowment for Democracy NED – USA, presents the 9th edition of DESPLAY Africa, 2014. DESPLAY Africa is the most consistent and longest running annual youth democracy training program in Nigeria/West Africa designed to widen young people’s democracy education and

Young Change Maker – Ory Okolloh

Ory Okolloh a Kenyan activist, lawyer, and blogger. She is currently a Policy Manager for Africa with Google. In 2006 she co-founded the parliamentary watchdog site Mzalendo (Patriot). The site sought to increase government accountability by systematically recording bills, speeches, MPs, standing orders, etc. She helped Kenya create Ushahidi (Witness) website in due to the

Young Change Maker – Grace Ihejiamaizu

Grace Ihejiamaizu is an entrepreneur and Global Changemaker . In 2010, she founded an after-school youth project, Raising Young Productive Entrepreneurs (RYPE) Initiative. Through RYPE, more than 350 young people have been trained, engaged and empowered.Grace’s outstanding leadership skills has earned her some national and international recognition including being named one of Google’s 12 Brightest