Community Development
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Building tight-knit communities that support each other and grow together is a fundamental element of sustainable development. From healthy family units, to better organized and empowered communities, people are stronger when working together.

Building tight-knit communities that support each other and grow together is a fundamental element of sustainable development. From healthy family units, to better organized and empowered communities, people are stronger when working together.

ZimDigester

ZimDigester will focus on renewable energy for home use at an affordable price in rural Zimbabwe. The project will provide animal and food waste bio-digesters and deliver training to individual households on how to use the technology.

Nicholas Toronga

Nicholas Toronga is a third-year student pursuing a major in Finance and a concentration in Business Analytics at McGill University. Born and raised in Zimbabwe, Nicholas is an active community builder. Apart from co-founding ExlAfrica, Nicholas was actively involved in Zimbabwe as a facilitator at LUT- a social enterprise that won the 2011 Harvard Innovation Challenge. A MasterCard Scholars Program Student Council Representative for McGill University, Nicholas is also a student ambassador for the Clinton Global Initiative.

One Urban Garden

Issues of food security have wide-reaching implications for people and the environment, particularly in low and middle-income countries. One Urban Garden aims to promote urban agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa by establishing integrated, organic urban farms that will serve as production, training, and seedling distribution centres.

Sisterwork

Luisa Reyes is launching Sisterwork in New Jersey to inspire young women's leadership in her community. Utilizing design-thinking, creative expression, and social-emotional learning, Sisterwork will help young women engage with their communities to discover new possibilities, connect with role models, and gain early-career experiences.

Sua IT

Sua IT is a social venture that seeks to advance computer literacy to school children in rural communities. This project will use mobile information and communications technology (ICT) learning units using a unique curriculum, learning materials, and laptops which will be powered by generators. This will facilitate learning and skills development in ICT for these children. Mobility is achieved by the ease of transferring the units from one community to another with minimal set-up time.

Golda Afoakwa

Golda is passionate about building supply chains that mutually benefit her community’s economic development. She is the co-founder of Sua IT, a social venture that advances computer literacy to children in the rural communities. During her undergraduate studies, she applied her business and finance acumen to consult entrepreneurs in her community which led to the set up of three mobile banking businesses in her home country, Ghana. She has gained relevant work experiences in Pacific Savings and Loans, Verified Group of Companies, Megaton Coffee and Ironwood Ventures.

Richard Sewor

Richard Sewor is driven by his desire to see others succeed. He has engaged in lots of community services and developmental projects that have offered him a substantial amount of experiences to contribute to the success of Sua IT. He is an active volunteer for claim initiative and the Impact crew where he actively supports community development through various outreach programs in Ghana. In 2016, Richard led a team of 5 students to Achiase for a Rural Development and Education Project. For two weeks, his team offered computer lessons for over 55 students in Achiase R/C Basic School.

Douglas Amoo-Sargon

Douglas Amoo-Sargon is a life long learner. He is part of the first cohort of the International Accelerated Degree Program between Arizona State University and Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Ghana. He is currently in the second year of his masters program in the field of biomedical engineering with focus in medical imaging and imaging analysis. He is a member of Young African Leaders Initiative and National Society of Black Engineers. He was selected to be a Resolution Project fellow for his project titled Sua IT which seeks to advance

HappyDel

HappyDel is a non-profit social enterprise that leverages high mobile and Internet penetration in Africa to offer peer-to-peer counselling services for occupational therapy students and to raise awareness about mental health issues through social media platforms and a mobile app.

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