2022 Fellows


Mariam Abdalla

Mariam is the acting executive director of Safari Doctors. She is passionate about breaking down gender barriers and mentoring women in her community.

2021 Fellows


Maria Omare

Award-winning disability inclusion advocate Maria Omare is the founder and executive director of The Action Foundation.

2020 Fellows


Brenda Shuma

Pediatric occupational therapist Brenda Shuma is co-founder and director of the Gabriella Centre in Moshi, Tanzania.


Robert Dolo

Dr. Dolo, founder of New Sight Eye Center, serves as executive director and the head cataract surgeon.

2019 Fellows

2018 Fellows

2017 Fellows


Ange Muyubira

Ange Muyubira is the founder and executive director of Kaz’O’zah Art, an organization that trains and employs over 144 Burundian artisans.


Charles Odhiambo

Charles serves as executive director of Ujima Foundation. He has helped over 2,500 orphaned young people access jobs and achieve self–reliance.


Evans Odhiambo

Evans serves as executive director of Kesho Kenya, advancing access to education and employment for vulnerable young people.


Faraja Nyalandu

Faraja established Shule Direct, providing comprehensive web and mobile educational platforms to over a million in- and out-of-school youth.


Spès Nihangaza

Spès Nihangaza is the co-founder of FVS-AMADE and has also been its executive director since the organization's inception in 1992.


Wendo Aszed

Wendo Aszed is the founder of Dandelion Africa, which works to provide sexual reproductive health and entrepreneurial support for girls, women, and youth.