Abaas Mpindi is developing the next generation of journalists in Uganda through the youth-driven nonprofit Media Challenge Initiative that provides training, mentorship, and experiential peer-to-peer learning.
Upon seeing the misery and distress of vulnerable patients in Burundi’s public hospitals, Armand founded Nacham Africa to ensure hospitalization with dignity and socioeconomic stability after discharge.
Gervas is an activist for youth and women’s empowerment, working through Hakizetu Organization to prevent gender-based violence and promote sexual and reproductive health and rights for adolescents and youth in Tanzania.
A survivor of teenage pregnancy, Jackie used her own experiences to found Young Strong Mothers Foundation—an organization that helps vulnerable girls and young women in Tanzania achieve the dreams that were taken from them by circumstances.
Emery is the national director of Maison Shalom International, an organization that restores dignity to orphans of war, AIDS, street children, minors in prison, and other children living in difficulty.