Investing in the Future of Africa’s Girls: The MasterCard Foundation Reaches Important Milestone

There is a young woman in northern Ghana’s Upper East Region named Monica, the eldest of five girls, who aspires to the highest office in her country.  She tells us, “I want to be President of Ghana.”  Monica will face …


Addressing Educational Inequalities Creates Opportunities for Change in Sub-Saharan Africa

Quinter Faith, a young woman from Kenya, aspires to make a difference on the African continent. Her path has not been easy. After losing her father, she and her siblings had to rely on the support of extended family. To …


Equitable Access to Education is Crucial for Catalyzing Change in Sub-Saharan Africa

Emmanuela Alimlim is a bright 20 year old, full of passion and determination, who is pursuing a degree in finance and economics at the University of Toronto.  Her dream – to educate girls – has led her to develop an …

Deepali Khanna (third from left) participates in a panel at the Youth@Work Conference in Amman, Jordan

What Works in Youth Employment and Skills Development?

On February 21st and 22nd, we participated in the Youth@Work conference held in Jordan and organized by the International Youth Foundation. We were amongst 400 other regional and international stakeholders from the MENA region, all looking for ways to improve …