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Building skills is a critical part of creating a healthy workforce with higher-value employment and greater productivity. Resolution Fellows are helping communities build skills from agriculture, textiles, and healthcare, to technology, entrepreneurship, and innovation.

Building skills is a critical part of creating a healthy workforce with higher-value employment and greater productivity. Resolution Fellows are helping communities build skills from agriculture, textiles, and healthcare, to technology, entrepreneurship, and innovation.

Joseph Opoku

Joseph has a wide range of experience advancing youth development in Ghana. He worked with the West Africa Civil Society Institute, Opportunity International, Children and Youth in Broadcasting and Springboard Roadshow Foundation, and many others. Joseph is passionate about education and youth development, particularly working to fill gaps within education. He founded the Youth Impact Workshop to help build the capacity of young people in Ghana to design, prototype and implement social enterprises at school and in their communities.

Model City Council

Saje Molato is the founder of Model City Council, a social venture in the Quezon District of the Philippines that will provide local opportunity for students to participate in simulations of city council meetings. Model City Council will engage young people in local discourse, empower them to influence government policy and decision making, and increase their awareness of and leadership on issues that impact them and their local communities.

Unega Farm - Uganda

The founders of Unega Farm - Uganda, Alex Kyeyune, Fatumah Birungi, and Paul Mukuye will work to reduce hunger and poverty in local communities in the Wakiso District of Uganda by teaching them sustainable micro garden techniques. The produce grown will improve families’ own nutritional intake, while allowing them to sell any excess to also improve their economic status.

The Queens Entrepreneurship Fund

Madel Beaudouin is the founder of The Queens Entrepreneurship Fund, in Queens, New York. Through her social venture, Madel (who pitched to us for the second time this year) will give rigorous training opportunities for Queens College students to provide consultation services to small businesses in the neighborhood surrounding the Queens College campus. In so doing, the Queens Entrepreneurship Fund will help to ensure that Queens College fulfills its tremendous potential for social impact in the area it surrounds, while tapping the energy, ideas, and intellectual capital of its students.

Knit2Lead

Despina Souroviki founded Knit2Lead to empower socially-excluded women in Greece through fashion design and manufacturing apparel. She is working with women's prisons, domestic violence victims, and rehab facilities in Thessaloniki to provide these women with the skills to create clothes, along with leadership training and the platform to sell their designs for economically empowering income. 

M-Soma

M-Soma is a computer skills training program for Kenyan youth from under-resourced communities and schools. The Fellows aim to increase the number of skilled software engineers/developers in East Africa and enable other career professionals to actively apply technology in their work.

The Gifted Farmer

Lusekelo Nkuwi is the founder of The Gifted Farmer, a social venture he will launch in Tanzania to provide rural farmers with critical weather and crop price data, entrepreneurship training, and a business plan competition. Through the Gifted Farmer, Lusekelo will help farmers improve crop production, increase and diversify income, build wealth, and create new jobs.

Komaale Initiative

Gervase founded The Komaale Initiative to provide a year-round farming opportunity for vegetable farmers along water-ways in the Wa Municipality of North West Ghana, where the crop-friendly rainy season lasts only four months. Komaale will provide subsistence vegetable farmers with streams of income throughout the year, and create employment opportunities for youth through rice farming.

Gervase Adams

Gervase Adams is a student of Ashesi University College class of 2017, studying BSc in Business Administration. Gervase is passionate about youth empowerment and agriculture. He is from the upper west region of Ghana where his people mostly rely on subsistence rain fed agriculture. He is currently working on the Komaale initiative in his region which is a low cost irrigation farming project for vegetable farmers which aims at improving the incomes of these farmers significantly and reducing the rate at which children drop out of school in his region.

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