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African Changemakers

We identify changemakers in Africa based on the economic, social and environmental value they add to their country and community

Juma Baldeh

Juma Baldeh is the founder of HackathonGirls. An organisation that provides web literacy for young girls aged 8 to 18, who are tutored by young women already working in tech. 

Aliko Dangote

CEO Dangote Group

According to Forbes Nigerian Aliko Dangote is Africa's richest man, currently worth $10.3 billion. He has be classed as a African changemaker because his company Dangote Groups currently create employment for more than 30,000 African across the continent. For further information visit the external links below.

Hope Azenda

Founder of Mashirika Performing Arts Media and Ubumutu Arts Festival

Hope Azenda is from Rwanda and the founder of Mashirika Performing Arts and Media Company. She also founded the Ubumutu Arts Festival. As a founder of the Mashirika Performing Arts Media Company, Hope uses the arts to explore the legacy of Genocide in Rwanda.

She was raised as a refugee in Uganda and returned to Rwanda after finishing her theatre studies at Makerere University. She is one of the leading figures in contemporary Rwandan theatre. Her company's mission is to show that performing arts if not only for entertainment but also a tool for social transformation and source of employment

For more information on Hope Azenda and the work she's doing in Rwanda please visit the external links below.


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