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Archive of posts published in the category: Class of 2018

Meet Carolyn Joy Ratzlaff Parker

  Carolyn Parker is a U.S. Foreign Service Officer who joined the State Department in 2011. Currently, she is the Visa Chief at U.S. Embassy Abuja, where she runs a multinational staff that is part of the largest visa processing operation in Africa.…

Meet Aya Chebbi

Aya Chebbi, an award-winning Pan-African feminist. She is the first African Union Youth Envoy and the youngest diplomat at the African Union Commission Chairperson’s Cabinet. She is the founder of multiple platforms such as Youth Programme of Holistic Empowerment Mentoring (Y-PHEM) coaching the next generation…

Meet Nereida Lobo Founder of the Little Crowns foundation

Nereida Lobo is the founder of a Little Crowns and MIPAD Honoree of the Class of 2018 from Cape Verde based in the US Little Crowns ™️ is a non-profit organization with a mission to provide educational materials to children in underprivileged communities.…

It’s Feel Good Friday

It’s Feel Good Friday:  Today we focus on the First Lady of Sierra Leone  Here’s a short biography about her and her social impact works. Short Biography Fatima Maada-Bio is not only of Sierra Leone heritage but also of Gambian heritage. Her father…

Breaking News!!! The first Lady of Sierra Leone Takes the Valedictorian speech for MIPAD Class of 2018

This year’s Valedictorian speech for MIPAD Class of 2018 will be taken by H.E Mrs Fatima Bio. Let’s meet her H.E Mrs Fatima Maada Bio is the current First Lady of Sierra Leone as the wife of Julius Maada Bio, 5th President of…

Meet the Men behind ATIGS Group

  Bako Ambianda is the Founder, Chairman, & CEO of Labacorp Group, a diversified portfolio of businesses and strategic investments in key economic sectors spanning manufacturing, construction, power, agribusiness, real estate, and exhibition among others, with operations in five countries. The Group notable…

Meet Nina Marina Barbosa da Silva

She has been an IT Executive for more than 16 years, with international experience in writing, mentoring and serving as a technology business manager. She considers herself an African born in the Diaspora knowing that being of ‘African Descent’ is something more inherent in…

Meet Jaha Mapenzi Dukureh

Jaha Dukureh is a Gambian women’s rights activist and anti-female genital mutilation campaigner. Dukureh became the first UN Women Goodwill Ambassador for Africa. Dukureh was subjected to female genital mutilation in The Gambia when she was a little more than a week old.…

Have you heard of AKOIN ?

So what is AKOIN you may ask?  Stick around let’s tell you more. Akoin is a new cryptocurrency from visionary changemaker Akon and is the foundation of the Akoin Ecosystem – a unique global venture that offers an abundance of digital and in-real-life platforms…

Johnetta “Netta” Elzie

Johnetta “Netta” Elzie is an American civil rights activist. She is one of the leaders in the activist group We The Protesters and co-edits the Ferguson protest newsletter This Is the Movement with fellow activist DeRay Mckesson. Elzie became involved in activism following…