Godfrey Kurauone | YALI 2017 Impact Story

August 29th, 2017|

“We are also encouraging [youth] to participate in all governance processes, be it constitution making, be it voting, and be it even community meetings.” – Godfrey Kurauone

Godfrey has over five years’ experience in local governance, specifically focusing on policy making and community development. He is the youngest Councillor in […]

Rebecca Ojedele | YALI 2017 Impact Story

August 29th, 2017|

“I came to this fellowship with an idea of what I wanted to do. Right now that idea has expanded way beyond the scope I ever imagined it was going to be.” – Rebecca Ojedele

Rebecca currently works as Project Coordinator at the African Radio Drama Association (ARDA). She has […]

Ahmed Adetola-Kazeem | YALI 2017 Impact Story

August 29th, 2017|

“I am passionate about my family [and] about being a model muslim in the face of the very negative view about Islam.” – Ahmed Adetola-Kazeem

Ahmed is the Founder and Executive Director of Prisoners’ Rights Advocacy Initiative, where he focuses on advocating for the rights of prisoners and rehabilitating them. […]

Ousmane Bah | YALI 2017 Impact Story

August 29th, 2017|

“We should see ourselves as part of the solutions to our challenges.” – Ousmane Bah

Ousmane has over 10 years of experience in the community development sector, working in the Sahel region of Burkina Faso. He works with programs focusing on youth education, sexual reproductive health, HIV/AIDS and early/precocious marriage.

Ousmane […]

Justine Hamupolo | YALI 2017 Impact Story

August 29th, 2017|

“I feel honored to be here because this is a historic place.” – Justine Hamupolo

Justine Hamupolo has over 7 years of experience working with youth, young women, and girls and the broader lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex people in supporting the capacity building, mobilization, and movement building of […]

Bright Sowu | YALI 2017 Impact Story

August 29th, 2017|

“For me, anti-corruption is not just work. It’s a passion and a calling.” – Bright Sowu

Bright is passionate about governance issues and strongly believes in the potential of civil society to influence reforms. He plans to continue work in the field of anti-corruption after his fellowship, focusing on closing […]

Seraphine Kando | YALI 2017 Impact Story

August 29th, 2017|

“We are being creative, and we just want to get the platform to be able to contribute effectively to the development of our country.” – Seraphine Kando

Seraphine is a human rights lawyer and advocate with a master’s degree in Law and post-graduate diploma in Disarmament and Non-Proliferation. She is […]

Breznévia Mascarenhas | YALI 2017 Impact Story

August 29th, 2017|

“There are lots of organizations, a lot of people, a lot of countries dealing with the same issues, and we can maximize and capitalize this so that we can succeed in our individual organizations.” –
Breznévia Mascarenhas

Breznévia works as a Community Relations Manager for a coal mine project at Minas […]

Melusi Mngomezulu | YALI 2017 Impact Story

August 29th, 2017|

“I’m very much passionate about trying to ensure that young people realize that anyone can be anything he or she dreams to be.” -Melusi Mngomezulu

Melusi is one of the founding members of the Monitoring and Evaluation Association of Swaziland (MEAS) and is currently working for World Vision Swaziland as […]

Neema Kiswaga | YALI 2017 Impact Story

August 29th, 2017|

“We dare young people to become leaders of change.” – Neema Kiswaga

Neema Kiswaga is the founder of Leadership Ladder Tanzania where she currently serves as a leadership coach and trainer. Leadership Ladder is dedicated to empowering individuals and organizations to grow and flourish as leaders.

Neema spent 6 weeks at […]